16 juillet 2019

An enamelled and gem set sword hilt, North India, early 18th century

Lot 243. An enamelled and gem set sword hilt, North India, early 18th century; 8 ins. (20.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 106,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  Set with diamonds and emeralds in gold on a red enamelled ground, in four separate parts which screw in to one another, all surfaces decorated, some stones missing. Literature: Jaffer 2013, p. 84, ill. p. 106, no. 42. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal... [Lire la suite]

16 juillet 2019

A gem set jade-hilted dagger with scabbard, India, circa 1700

Lot 380. A gem set jade-hilted dagger with scabbard, India, circa 1700; 15 ¼ ins. (38.8 cm.) long. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 112,500. Christie's Images Ltd 2019  Set with diamonds, rubies and emeralds, watered-steel blade, the scabbard with enamelled locket and chape. Provenance: By repute, Maharaja of Indore. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019
16 juillet 2019

A dagger (khanjar) with exceptionally fine silver and brass-inlaid hilt and scabbard, Bidar, Central India, 17th century

Lot 378. A dagger (khanjar) with exceptionally fine silver and brass-inlaid hilt and scabbard, Bidar, Central India, 17th century; 15 ¼ ins. (38.8 cm.) long. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 112,500. Christie's Images Ltd 2019  Watered-steel blade, the forte with rubbed inscription cartouche reading ‘’Ali’, the top of the hit with overlaid gold decoration, original finial probably lacking. Provenance: Christie’s, London, 8 October 2015, lot 154. ... [Lire la suite]
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16 juillet 2019

A folio from the de Luynes album, Mughal India, mid-17th century and circa 1590

Lot 183. A folio from the de Luynes album, Mughal India, mid-17th century and circa 1590. Recto ink on paper depicting Shah Jahan as king of the world, verso opaque pigments with gold on paper depicting an escape from a palace probably from a copy of aHarivamsa, within colored borders on cream album leaf. Recto drawing 12 ¼ x 8 ¼ ins. (31 x 21 cm.); verso painting 9 7/8 x 5 ½ ins. (25 x 14 cm.); folio 18 ¼ x 12 3/8 ins. (46.5 x 31.5 cm.). Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price... [Lire la suite]
16 juillet 2019

Shah Jahan presents jewels to a princess, Delhi, India, 18th century

Lot 385. Shah Jahan presents jewels to a princess, Delhi, India, 18th century. Opaque pigments and gold on paper, on floral illuminated album leaf within gold illuminated borders, the reverse with a calligraphic panel with two lines of Persian poetry in nasta'liq. Painting 9 ¼ x 6 7/8 ins. (23.5 x 17.4 cm.); folio 20 ¾ x 14 ¾ ins. (52.5 x 37.5 cm.); calligraphic panel 10 ¾ x 6 7/8 ins. (27.2 x 17.7 cm.). Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 112,500. Christie's... [Lire la suite]
16 juillet 2019

Asaf Khan holding Humayun’s turban, Attributable to Balchand, Mughal India, circa 1630

Lot 338. Asaf Khan holding Humayun’s turban, Attributable to Balchand, Mughal India, circa 1630. Opaque pigments and gold on paper, within colored borders on gold-flecked cream album leaf, backed on cream card with later owner seal impression and notes. Painting 5 ¾ x 3 3/8 ins. (14.2 x 8.5 cm.); folio 14 ¼ x 9 ¾ ins. (36.2 x 24.6 cm.). Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 112,500. Christie's Images Ltd 2019  Provenance: The Dukes of Newcastle, Clumber... [Lire la suite]

15 juillet 2019

A carved Colombian emerald bowl of a spoon of 16.48 carats, late 17th to early 18th century

Lot 268. A carved Colombian emerald bowl of a spoon of 16.48 carats, late 17th to early 18th century. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 112,500. Christie's Images Ltd 2019  Carved emerald bowl of a spoon of 16.48 carats, 24.36 x 19.46 x 7.00 mm, late 17th to early 18th century.  AGL, 2019, report no. 1100332: 16.48 carats, Colombia, insignificant clarity enhancement, traditional type. Exhibited: Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p. 47, no. 28The... [Lire la suite]
15 juillet 2019

A gem set ruby sword hilt, South India, probably 16th century

Lot 244. A gem set ruby sword hilt, South India, probably 16th century; 6 7/8 ins. (17.4 cm.) long; 3 ¾ ins. (9.5 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 112,500. Christie's Images Ltd 2019  Made from a single block of ruby, set with diamonds, those on the ruby added in the early 19th century, green champlevé enamelled quillons.  Exhibited: Grand Palais, Paris 2017, pp.268-69, no.199The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p.284, no.195The... [Lire la suite]
15 juillet 2019

An antique diamond, emerald and enamel sarpech, mid-19th century

Lot 218. An antique diamond, emerald and enamel sarpech, mid-19th century. Estimate USD 70,000 - USD 100,000. Price realised USD 112,500. Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The turban ornament set with pear and oval-shaped table-cut diamonds, emerald beads, red, green, white and blue enamel, gold on a lac core, 5 ½ ins., mid-19th century.  Literature: Spink 1986, pp. 76-77, no. 83Jaffer 2013, p. 168, ill. p. 170 , no. 80. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal... [Lire la suite]
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15 juillet 2019

An enamelled and gem set gold spoon, Jaipur or Bikaner, India, 1825-1875

Lot 215. An enamelled and gem set gold spoon, Jaipur or Bikaner, India, 1825-1875; 5 3/8 ins. (13.7 cm.) long; bowl ¾ in. (1.9 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 112,500. Christie's Images Ltd 2019  Set with diamonds, rubies, and a pearl finial, the back of the neck decorated with a peacock design in enamel, the ruby set in the bowl of the spoon is decorated with a bow design in red enamel on gold, the entire handle is enamelled.  ... [Lire la suite]