03 août 2019

A meeting between Shah Jahan and Khizir, Mughal India, circa 1640-1660

Lot 345. A meeting between Shah Jahan and Khizir, Mughal India, circa 1640-1660. Opaque pigments and gold on paper, in pale pink borders on cream album leaf decorated with gold and polychrome cartouches and roundels, backed on green card. Painting 6 ½ x 4 ¼ ins. (16.5 x 10.9 cm.); folio 14 3/8 x 9 5/8 ins. (36.7 x 24.5 cm.). Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 31,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New... [Lire la suite]

03 août 2019

An antique emerald, diamond, ruby and silk belt, early 20th century

Lot 107. An antique emerald, diamond, ruby and silk belt, early 20th century; buckle 1 ¾ ins., belt 41 ½ ins. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 31,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Octagonal-shaped table-cut emerald, variously-shaped table-cut diamonds, oval cabochon rubies, gold. Literature: Jaffer 2013, p. 272, no. 92. Exhibited: The Miho Museum, Koka 2016, p. 140, no. 105. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2019

An antique diamond and multi-gem pendant, mid to late 19th century

Lot 306. An antique diamond and multi-gem pendant, mid to late 19th century; 1 ¾ ins. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Modified oval hollow-back cabochon sapphire, cabochon emeralds and rubies, triangular-cut diamonds, pearl, white, red, green enamel on reverse, gold on a lac core. AGL, 2019, report no. 1100348: Australia, no gemological evidence of heat. Literature: Jaffer 2013, p. 104, no. 35 Exhibited: Victoria... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2019

An antique enamel and pearl pendant, late 17th century

Lot 305. An antique enamel and pearl pendant, late 17th century; 2 3/8 ins. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Drop-shaped pearl, white, red, green and blue enamel, gold on a lac core. Exhibited: Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p. 150, no. 112The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p. 182, no. 120The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018, p. 208, no. 124 Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2019

An enamelled and diamond-set staff, India, 19th century

Lot 265. An enamelled and diamond-set staff, India, 19th century; 13 ins. (33 cm.) long. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 With flower and parrot finial, the candy-striped staff made in two pieces, end piece missing. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019
02 août 2019

A mango-shaped carved and gem set gold perfume flask, North India, 1700-1740

Lot 233. A mango-shaped carved and gem set gold perfume flask, North India, 1700-1740; 3 ½ ins. (9.1 cm.) high, 1 ¾ ins. (4.5 cm.) wide, 1 7/8 ins. (4.7 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Set with diamonds, rubies and emeralds. Exhibited: The Miho Museum, Koka 2016, p.83, no.53Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.166, no.125The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p.202, no.135The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018, p.224, no.139. ... [Lire la suite]

02 août 2019

A lion-headed jade-hilted dagger (khanjar) with scabbard, North India or Deccan, circa 1750

Lot 152. A lion-headed jade-hilted dagger (khanjar) with scabbard, North India or Deccan, circa 1750; 17 7/8 ins. (45.5 cm.) long; 2 3/8 ins. (6.1 cm.) wide; scabbard 14 in. (35.5 cm.) long. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Watered steel blade, in red velvet covered sheath with gold locket and chape. Exhibited: Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.116, no.88The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p.142, no.90The Palace Museum, Beijing... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2019

An antique ruby, diamond and emerald jigha, 19th century

Lot 90. An antique ruby, diamond and emerald jigha, 19th century; 3 ¼ ins. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Designed as a turban ornament of elephant motif, oval cabochon rubies, rose and table-cut diamonds, cabochon emeralds, foil, gold, elephant design engraved on reverse with initials 'M. A.'. Literature: Jaffer 2013, p. 136, ill. p. 189, no. 59. Exhibited: New York 2014, p. 61 Miho 2016, p. 125, no.... [Lire la suite]
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02 août 2019

A calligraphic album page, India, Deccan, Bijapur or Golconda, circa 1700

Lot 75. A calligraphic album page, India, Deccan, Bijapur or Golconda, circa 1700. Gold and color on paper, black leaf with dense gold flowering vine, backed on cream card with three Mughal seal impressions. Folio 8 5/8 x 6 ¼ ins. (21.7 x 15.7 cm). Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Note: A very similar leaf was sold in these Rooms 12 September 2012, lot 612, with further leaves from the same album forming lots 610 and 611 in... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2019

A gem set jade powder flask, Mughal India, 18th century

Lot 50. A gem set jade powder flask, Mughal India, 18th century; 6 ins. (15 cm.) long. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Of curved tapering form, the jade body carved in relief with a ram head with ruby eyes, one end terminating with a flowerhead shaped lid, finial with quatrefoil gold flower set with rubies and emeralds, with gilt silver stopper and handle set on a lion shaped silver decoration, the top further decorated with leaf... [Lire la suite]