18 juin 2019

A gem-set jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), North India, 1620-1640

Lot 261. A gem-set jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), North India, 1620-1640; 14 7/8 ins. (27.8 cm.) long; scabbard 11 ins. (28 cm.) long. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 423,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The hilt with split pommel and set with rubies and emeralds decorated with two birds and floral sprays on each side, the tip of the hilt in a v-shape design also gem set, watered-steel blade, later associated wooden scabbard with gilt copper fittings. Provenance: Christie’s,... [Lire la suite]
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18 juin 2019

A gem-set jade-hilted dagger (khanjar) and scabbard, North India or Deccan, 1700-1750, scabbard, India or Iran, circa 1650

Lot 176. A gem-set jade-hilted dagger (khanjar) and scabbard, North India or Deccan, 1700-1750, scabbard, India or Iran, circa 1650;13 5/8 ins. (34.8 cm.) long; scabbard 9 3/8 ins. (23.8 cm.) long. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Exhibited: Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.122, no,93The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p.146, no.94The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018, p.170, no.98. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019   ... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2019

A personal sword of Shah Jahan with gold-damascened tulwar hilt

Lot 381. A personal sword of Shah Jahan with gold-damascened tulwar hilt, the blade Europe, circa 1600, the inscription and mounts, India, second quarter 17th century;33 ¾ ins. (85.7 cm.) long. Estimate USD 250,000 - USD 350,000. Price realised USD 275,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The watered-steel blade with gold-overlaid inscription and marked with the royal parasol (chhattri). Note: The phrase Sahib Qiran Thani was one used by Shah Jahan on selected items that were for his personal... [Lire la suite]
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18 juin 2019

A gold gem-set hilted dagger (kinjal), Tanjore or Mysore, South India, 1790-1810

Lot 262. A gold gem-set hilted dagger (kinjal), Tanjore or Mysore, South India, 1790-1810; 13 3/8 ins. (34.1 cm.) long. Estimate USD 500,000 - USD 700,000. Price realised USD 555,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The hilt in the form of a yali, set with diamonds, rubies and emeralds, steel blade. Literature: Jaffer 2013, p.191, no.65 Exhibited: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 2014, p.55Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.172, no.131The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p.200, no.134The Palace... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2019

A gem-set jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), North India or Deccan, circa 1675-1700

Lot 84. A gem-set jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), North India or Deccan, circa 1675-1700; 14 3/8 ins. (36.6 cm.) long. Estimate USD 700,000 - USD 1,200,000. Price realised USD 795,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Set with rubies, watered-steel blade, later cloth-covered wooden scabbard with original gem set jade locket. Exhibited: The Miho Museum, Koka 2016, p. 35, no. 40Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.120, no,91The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p.145, no,93The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018,... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2019

A gem-set jade-hilted dagger (khanjar) and scabbard, North India or Deccan, 1700-1725

Lot 175. A gem-set jade-hilted dagger (khanjar) and scabbard, North India or Deccan, 1700-1725; 14 ins. (35.5 cm.) long. Estimate USD 800,000 - USD 1,200,000. Price realised USD 915,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Set with rubies and emeralds, pierced watered-steel blade fitted with three channels containing free running seed pearls, the velvet-covered wooden scabbard with enamelled gold locket and chape. Literature: Hales 2013, p.31. Exhibited: Grand Palais, Paris 2017,... [Lire la suite]

09 juin 2019

Twelve vases, kendi and covered boxes, Thailand, Sukhothai period (1238-1438) or Ayutthaya period (1350-1767), 13th-16th century

Lot 2424. Twelve vases, kendi and covered boxes, Thailand, Sukhothai period (1238-1438) or Ayutthaya period (1350-1767), 13th-16th century. Estimate 600 - 1 000 €. © 2008-2019, Van Ham Fine Art Auctioneers. Sawankhalok stoneware with dark brown, celadon glaze, resp. engraved and with brown and white glaze. Two vases dark brown. H.15/12cm. Kendi with cocks heads ewer. H.9,5cm. Three pots with handles. Glazed green. H.9,5/6,5cm. Four covered boxes. H.8/6/5,6/5cm. Kendi. H.7,8cm. Small handle pot. H.5,5cm. Lotus... [Lire la suite]
31 mai 2019

Figure féminine, Thaïlande, c. 500 - 200 BCE

Lot 230. Figure féminine, Thaïlande, c. 500 - 200 BCE. Alliage cuivreux. H 29,5 cm. Estimation €10,000 - €15,000. Adjugé 53 300 €. Courtesy Cornette de Saint-Cyr. Exceptionnelle statuette figurant une femme debout au corps orné d’importants brassards et bracelets, et d’une simple ceinture. La coiffure est organisée en nattes circulaires et le dos est orné de quatre importants motifs d’enroulements indiquant probablement des marques corporelles de type tatouages. Deux lignes en relief barrent les... [Lire la suite]
31 mai 2019

Yogini (yogin), Art Khmer (Cambodge-Thaïlande), c. 12°-13° siècle

Lot 240. Yogini (yogin), Art Khmer (Cambodge-Thaïlande), c. 12°-13° siècle. Alliage cuivreux. H 22 cm. Estimation €12,000 - €18,000. Courtesy Cornette de Saint-Cyr. La divinité suit l’iconographie classique de sa catégorie, représentée en position danse en appui sur son pied droit, le bras droit relevé brandissant probablement un couperet, la main gauche supportant une coupe crânienne Sa taille est ceinte d’un court sampot relevé haut sur les reins, maintenu par une ceinture supportant des pendeloques... [Lire la suite]
31 mai 2019

Divinité masculine, Java-Indonésie, c. 9°-10° siècle

Lot 239. Divinité masculine, Java-Indonésie, c. 9°-10° siècle. Pierre volcanique. H 57 cm. Estimation €12,000 - €18,000. Courtesy Cornette de Saint-Cyr. La divinité est assise en sattvapryanka sur un double lotus épanoui, le corps orné de riches parures. L'absence des attributs interdit toute identification précise Anciens accidents et manques visibles. Provenance: Collection Josette et Théo Schulmann - Acquis dans les années 1960-1970. Références bibliographiques: Pour un panorama des arts... [Lire la suite]