12 juillet 2019

An enamelled and gem set steel elephant goad (ankus), Hyderabad, Deccan, 19th century

Lot 242. An enamelled and gem set steel elephant goad (ankus), Hyderabad, Deccan, 19th century; 18 1/8 ins. (46 cm.) long without tassle; 4 3/8 ins. (11.2 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 200,000. Price realised USD 137,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  Of typical form set with diamonds, main body covered in green enamel with small areas decorated in navy and light blue enamels, a small ruby-eyed parrot at the junction of shaft and plate, silk and metal-thread cord. ... [Lire la suite]

12 juillet 2019

A Mughal rock-crystal flask, North India, 1650-1700

Lot 236. A Mughal rock-crystal flask, North India, 1650-1700; 3 5/8 ins. (9.2 cm.) high; 2 1/8 ins. (5.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 120,000 - USD 180,000. Price realised USD 137,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  Original gold collar and stopper, the body set with rubies and emeralds in finely scalloped gold kundan. Literature: Jaffer 2013, p.30, no.7. Exhibited: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 2014, pp.32-33Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2015, p.81, no.36The Miho... [Lire la suite]
12 juillet 2019

The Emperor Jahangir with Asaf Khan, Mughal India, circa 1700; borders from the late Shah Jahan album, circa 1650-1658

Lot 182. The Emperor Jahangir with Asaf Khan, Mughal India, circa 1700; borders from the late Shah Jahan album, circa 1650-1658. Painting 7 7/8 x 6 5/8 ins. (20.1 x 16.9 cm.); folio 14 3/8 x 9 ¾ ins. (36.4 x 24.9 cm.). Estimate USD 120,000 - USD 180,000. Price realised USD 137,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  Opaque pigments with gold on paper, lines of nasta’liq calligraphy from a qasidah in illuminated borders above and below, finely illuminated album leaf, backed on... [Lire la suite]
11 juillet 2019

A gem set jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), possibly Lucknow, India, circa 1775-1790

Lot 180. A gem set jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), possibly Lucknow, India, circa 1775-1790; 15 3/8 ins. (39.2 cm.) long. Estimate USD 120,000 - USD 180,000. Price realised USD 137,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  Set with serpentine and rubies, rain-guard decorated in gold-damascened arabesques, watered-steel blade. Exhibited: Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.126, no.97The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p.155, no.101The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018, pp.176-77, no.103de Young Legion of Honor,... [Lire la suite]
11 juillet 2019

A gem set gold sword hilt , North India, circa 1850-1875

Lot 126. A gem set gold sword hilt , North India, circa 1850-1875; 6 5/8 ins. (17 cm.) high; 3 5/8 ins. (9.2 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 137,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  Set with rubies and emeralds on both sides. Exhibited: Grand Palais, Paris 2017, pp.268-69, no.201The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p.286, no.197The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018, p.301, no.201. Note: For a spoon of similar design, see lot 205. ... [Lire la suite]
11 juillet 2019

A trapezoidal-shaped tabular carved Colombian emerald of 26.70 carats, mid to late 17th century

Lot 60. A trapezoidal-shaped tabular carved Colombian emerald of 26.70 carats, mid to late 17th century. Estimate USD 120,000 - USD 180,000. Price realised USD 137,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  Trapezoidal-shaped tabular carved emerald of 26.70 carats, 23.48 x 28.46 x 5.24 mm, mid to late 17th century. AGL, 2019, report no. 1100342: 26.70 carats, Colombia, insignificant clarity enhancement, traditional type. Literature: Jaffer 2013, p. 96, no. 16 Exhibited: Victoria and... [Lire la suite]

11 juillet 2019

A Colombian cabochon emerald button of 24.49 carats, late 16th or 17th century

Lot 59. A Colombian cabochon emerald button of 24.49 carats, late 16th or 17th century. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 137,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  With two drill holes on base to fashion as a button, round cabochon emerald of 24.49 carats, 16.28-15.80 x 12.56 mm, late 16th or 17th century. AGL, 2019, report no. 1100305: 24.49 carats, Colombia, minor clarity enhancement, traditional type. Exhibited: Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p. 46, no. 27The Doge’s... [Lire la suite]
11 juillet 2019

A European lady in Indian dress, Deccan, probably Golconda, second half 17th century

Lot 54. A European lady in Indian dress, Deccan, probably Golconda, second half 17th century. Painting 6 7/8 x 3 7/8 ins. (17.6 x 9.8 cm.); folio 15 ¼ x 10 ¾ ins. (38.6 x 27.4 cm.). Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 137,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  Opaque pigments and gold on paper, cream and pink borders, cream leaf, seal impression in lower right corner of Suhrab Khan khanazad Pad Shah Alamgir, verso with a late 17th century portrait of a nobleman. ... [Lire la suite]
11 juillet 2019

A camel head carved jade dagger hilt, India, 17th century

Lot 48. A camel head carved jade dagger hilt, India, 17th century; 5 ¼ ins. (13.2 cm.) long; 3 1/8 ins. (8.1 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 137,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  In the form of a Bactrian camel, set with ruby eyes. Provenance: Sven Gahlin Collection, acquired before 1968, sold Sotheby’s, London, 6 October 2015, lot 143. (Cf. my post: A Mughal carved jade dagger hilt in the form of a camel head, 17th century) ... [Lire la suite]
11 juillet 2019

An angel holding orb and book painting, Attributed to Abu'l Hasan 'NadirAl-Zaman', Mughal India, circa 1610-15

Lot 335. An angel holding orb and book painting, Attributed to Abu'l Hasan 'Nadir Al-Zaman', Mughal India, circa 1610-15; Calligraphy signed 'Abd al-Rahim al-Haravi, dated AH 1001 / 1592-93 AD. Painting 3 7/8 x 2 ¼ ins. (10 x 5.6 cm.); folio 16 ¾ x 11 ¼ ins. (42.7 x 28.6 cm.). Estimate USD 70,000 - USD 100,000. Price realised USD 150,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Opaque pigments and gold on paper, verso with four lines of nasta’liq calligraphy reserved in clouds... [Lire la suite]