19 octobre 2019

A gem set spinach-green jade hilted dagger, India, late 18th century and later

Lot 108. A gem set spinach-green jade hilted dagger, India, late 18th century and later; 12 ¾in. (32.5cm.) long. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000 (USD 12,850 - USD 19,275). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The waisted hilt of Ottoman design with gem set floral designs to the pommel and guard, the double-edged blade of watered steel, the forte with overlaid gold decoration within cusped medallion comprising floral motifs on one side and an Arabic inscription on the other, with red velvet covered wooden sheath. ... [Lire la suite]

19 octobre 2019

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

Lot 107. A Mughal jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), Mughal India, early 18th century; 14in. (35.5cm.) long. Estimate GBP 25,000 - GBP 35,000 (USD 32,125 - USD 44,975). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  The pistol grip handle of pale green jade, set with foiled rubies and emeralds in floral designs, the recurved tapering blade of watered steel, with cloth-covered wooden sheath. Christie's. Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds Including Oriental Rugs and Carpets, London, 24 October 2019
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19 octobre 2019

A gem set jade-hilted dagger with scabbard, North India or Deccan, 1700-1750; the inlay probably later, scabbard India or Iran,

Lot 100. A gem set jade-hilted dagger with scabbard, North India or Deccan, 1700-1750; the inlay probably later, scabbard India or Iran, circa 1650; 13 5/8 in. (34.8 cm.) long; scabbard 9 3/8 in. (23.8 cm.) long. Estimate GBP 40,000 - GBP 60,000 (USD 51,400 - USD 77,100). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  Set with rubies and emeralds, watered-steel blade. Exhibited: Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.122, no,93The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p.146, no.94The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018,... [Lire la suite]
19 octobre 2019

A gem set and enamelled gold box, North India, circa 1675-1725

  Lot 98. A gem set and enamelled gold box, North India, circa 1675-1725; 2 3/8 x 1 5/8 x 1 1/8 in. (6 x 4.3 x 2.9 cm.). Estimate GBP 70,000 - GBP 100,000 (USD 89,950 - USD 128,500). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  Set with diamonds, emeralds and rubies on turquoise blue enamelled ground, interior and underside enamelled with flowers. Literature: Jaffer 2013, p.93, no.8. Exhibited: Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.168, no.127The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p.188, no.125The Palace... [Lire la suite]
19 octobre 2019

An enamelled and gem set gold spoon, probably Hyderabad, Deccan, India, 1800-1850

Lot 97. An enamelled and gem set gold spoon, probably Hyderabad, Deccan, India, 1800-1850; 4 ½ in. (11.4 cm.) long, ¾ in. (1.8 cm.) wide. Estimate GBP 50,000 - GBP 70,000 (USD 64,250 - USD 89,950). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  Set with diamonds and a large emerald, the sides and back decorated with green and red enamelled floral designs. Exhibited: The Miho Museum, Koka 2016, p.158, no,122Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.208, no.157The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p.231, no.159The Palace... [Lire la suite]
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19 octobre 2019

A small gem set gold pendant in the form of an eagle, Deccan or South India, mid 18th century

Lot 96. A small gem set gold pendant in the form of an eagle, Deccan or South India, mid 18th century; 3in. (7.7cm.) high. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000 (USD 25,700 - USD 38,550). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  Variously-shaped table-cut diamonds, oval cabochon rubies and emeralds, pearls, foil, gold on a lac core, reverse in plain engraved gold. Provenance: Bonhams, London, 4 October 2011, lot 263. Literature: Jaffer 2013, p. 187-88, no. 56. Exhibited: Metropolitan... [Lire la suite]

19 octobre 2019

A small gem set gold pendant in the form of a bird, India, 18th century

Lot 95. A small gem set gold pendant in the form of a bird, India, 18th century; 1 3/8in. (3.3cm.) high. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000 (USD 38,550 - USD 64,250). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  Pear-shaped table-cut diamonds, cabochon and table-cut rubies, green and blue enamel back, gold.   Exhibited: Grand Palais, Paris 2017, pp. 186-87, no. 142The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p. 213, no. 145The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018, p. 235, no. 149de Young Legion of Honor, San Francisco... [Lire la suite]
19 octobre 2019

An oval gem set jade amulet, India, 17th-18th century

Lot 94. An oval gem set jade amulet, India, 17th-18th century; 1 in. (2.1 cm.) wide. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000 (USD 25,700 - USD 38,550). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  Arabic inscription from the Quar'an set with rubies, the reverse decorated with a four petal emerald flower with a central diamond.   Note: This beautiful ruby-inlaid jade talisman bears a popular extract from Qur'an XI, sura al-hud, part of v.88. This extract is often used on seals as a talisman,... [Lire la suite]
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19 octobre 2019

An enamelled gold mounted Sulemani agate amuletic armband

Lot 93. An enamelled gold mounted Sulemani agate amuletic armband; 1 ½ in. (3.9cm.) high; 2 5/8in. (6.9cm.) across. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000 (USD 25,700 - USD 38,550). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  The reverse enamelled with a falcon attacking a bird on blue ground.   Literature: Jaffer 2013, p.196, no.78. Note: Amin Jaffer compares the setting of this amulet to that of the original Koh-i-Noor diamond, made in Lahore in around 1818 (Jaffer, 2013, p.196, no78). Another... [Lire la suite]
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19 octobre 2019

An enamelled and gem set huqqa mouthpiece, Jaipur, North India, 1800-1850

Lot 92. An enamelled and gem set huqqa mouthpiece, Jaipur, North India, 1800-1850; 6 ¾ in. (17.3 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000 (USD 19,275 - USD 25,700). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  Set with diamonds and emeralds, on a green and red enamelled ground further enhanced with white, lilac and black enamels.   Literature: Jaffer 2013, p.194, no.71 Exhibited: Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.199, no.150The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p.230, no.157The Palace... [Lire la suite]
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