26 octobre 2019

A Mughal jewelled jade and silver inlaid jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), India, 18th century

Lot 252. A Mughal jewelled jade and silver inlaid jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), India, 18th century; 40cm. length. Estimate: 14,000 - 18,000 GBP. Lot sold 17,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the light jade hilt carved and set with dark jade in a floral design with silver-inlaid stems and outlines, the double-edged watered steel tapering blade with central double-ridge, gold inscription and foliate designs at the forte. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 23 october 2019

26 octobre 2019

A Mughal jewelled jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), India, late 18th century

Lot 253. A Mughal jewelled jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), India, late 18th century. 35.5cm. Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 7,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the jade hilt of pistol grip form decorated in low relief with flowers and foliage on each face rising to a lobed pommel, set with pink stones, double-edged curved blade with a medial ridge. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 23 october 2019
26 octobre 2019

A large Mughal or Deccan carved jade bowl, India, circa 17th century

Lot 260. A large Mughal or Deccan carved jade bowl, India, circa 17th century; 7 by 17.7 by 13.8cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 37,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the nephrite jade carved as a polylobed deep bowl on a detailed petalled base with chrysanthum flowerhead, two stylised acanthus leaves emerging at each end. Note: Jade bowls with a natural curving body such as this one are typical of Mughal jades of the seventeenth century. “The Mughal love of natural forms marked by... [Lire la suite]
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25 octobre 2019

Indian Jewellery sold at London, 23 october 2019

 Lot 235. A diamond-set and enamelled gold pendant with seed-pearl string necklace, North India, 19th century; pendant: 6.2 by 5.8cm. Estimate: 7,000 - 10,000 GBP. Lot sold 8,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.  gold kundan settings with foil-backed diamonds, designed as a peacock in the centre on a blue enamel ground with openwork stylised foliate border, reverse with detailed polychrome enamelling featuring peacocks, later added hanging pendant with seed-pearls, mounted with a necklace... [Lire la suite]
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22 octobre 2019

A Mughal jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), North India, 17th-18th Century

Lot 184. A Mughal jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), North India, 17th-18th Century; 39 cm. long. Estimate: £ 3 000 - £ 4 000. Sold for £ 13,812 (€ 16,048). Courtesy Bonhams. the double-edged steel blade of curved form with two fullers and chiseled palmette motif near forte, the jade hilt with curved foliate quillons, a flowerhead between, the grip with foliate vine to outer edge curling around the pommel, the pommel with a large flowerhead. Provenance: James Baillie Fraser, 15th Laird of... [Lire la suite]
22 octobre 2019

A silver-thread embroidered glass-bead-mounted velvet-clad leather quiver, North India, early 19th Century

Lot 189. A silver-thread embroidered glass-bead-mounted velvet-clad leather quiver, North India, early 19th Century; 65 cm. long. Estimate: £ 6 000 - £ 8 000. Sold for Sold for £ 16,312 (€ 18,953). Courtesy Bonhams. of tapering form, the leather body clad entirely in yellow velvet embroidered to the front with gilt-silver thread and mounted with glass beads forming flowerheads within an undulating lattice, the velvet clad leather belt similarly decorated, two sets of four tassels to one side, containing nine arrows. ... [Lire la suite]
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22 octobre 2019

A fine Mughal jade-hilted push dagger (katar), North India, 18th-19th Century

Lot 172. A fine Mughal jade-hilted push dagger (katar), North India, 18th-19th Century; 38.5 cm. long. Estimate: 6 000 GBP - 8 000 GBP. Sold for £ 25,062 (€ 29,120). Courtesy Bonhams. with tapering double-edged blade of polished watered-steel, the hilt of carved celadon jade, with angled guard to the forte, the grip in the form of two baluster-shaped crossguards, the front, reverse and crossguards decorated with incised chevron design, the interior and outer edges of the hilt carved with stylised floral... [Lire la suite]
22 octobre 2019

A silver-thread embroidered velvet-clad leather quiver, North India, probably Lahore, early 19th Century

Lot 190. A silver-thread embroidered velvet-clad leather quiver, North India, probably Lahore, early 19th Century; 67 cm. long. Estimate: 6 000 GBP - 8 000 GBP. Sold for £ 27,562 (€ 32,025). Courtesy Bonhams. he quiver of tapering form, the leather body clad entirely in red velvet embroidered to the front with gilt-silver thread and sequins with a series of large rosettes, the lower end with a palmette surmounted by a trefoil motif, the border with a band of flowerheads, the velvet clad leather belt... [Lire la suite]
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22 octobre 2019

A Fine Mughal gem-set jade archer's ring, North India, 17th Century

Lot 171. A Fine Mughal gem-set jade archer's ring, North India, 17th Century; 4.9 cm. long. Estimate: 10 000 GBP - 15 000 GBP. Sold for £ 35,062 (€ 40,739). Courtesy Bonhams. of typical form, decorated in ruby, emerald and glass inlay in a gold kundan setting with a lotus blossom to the centre issuing an undulating vine with flowerheads, foliate motifs and trefoils, the lotus flanked by confronted perching birds, a gold band to lower and upper edges. Provenance: Private French collection. Note: Thumb... [Lire la suite]
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22 octobre 2019

A schist figure of Hariti, Ancient region of Gandhara, Circa 2nd Century

Lot 144. A schist figure of Hariti, Ancient region of Gandhara, Circa 2nd Century; 95 cm. high. Estimate: 80 000 GBP - 150 000 GBP. Sold for £ 187,562 (€ 217,931). Courtesy Bonhams. depicted seated with one hand holding a child on her lap, the other hand holding a bunch of grapes, dressed in a sleeved tunic with naturalistic drapery and ruched sleeves with beading down each arm, wearing a beaded necklace, pendant earrings and anklets, the round face with softly smiling expression and almond... [Lire la suite]