11 juillet 2019

An antique diamond, emerald and ruby necklace, mid to late 18th century

Lot 310. An antique diamond, emerald and ruby necklace, mid to late 18th century. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 150,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Variously-shaped rose and table-cut diamonds, emerald beads, cabochon ruby, gold, 17 ins., mid to late 18th century. Provenance: Maharaja of Nawanagar. Exhibited: Grand Palais, Paris 2017, pp. 252-53, no. 187The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p. 265, no. 183The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018, p. 286, no. 187de... [Lire la suite]
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10 juillet 2019

The Hilt of the State Sword of Maharaja Jagatjit Singh of Kapurthala (1872-1949), North India, circa 1900

Lot 245. The Hilt of the State Sword of Maharaja Jagatjit Singh of Kapurthala (1872-1949), North India, circa 1900; 8 ¾ ins. (22.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 150,000. © Christie's Images Ltd Enamelled and set with diamonds, the lion-headed pommel set with ruby eyes, one side of the hilt set with a raised and molded crest of Kapurthala and the other side with the words ‘Kapurthala State’ set in diamonds. Note: This magnificent hilt was produced for a... [Lire la suite]
10 juillet 2019

A jade elbow crutch handle, North India, circa 1650

Lot 117. A jade elbow crutch handle, North India, circa 1650; 5 1/8 ins. (12.8 cm.) across. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 150,000. © Christie's Images Ltd Set with agate and later-added diamonds in gold and silver settings. Provenance: Sheikh Saoud bin Mohamed bin Ali Al Thani. Literature: Ray 2009, pp. 32-33, no,10Jaffer 2013, p.60, no.25. Exhibited: London 1982, pp.118-19, no.359New York 2014, pp.30-31London 2015, pp.70-71, no.28Miho 2016,... [Lire la suite]
10 juillet 2019

A horse-headed jade-hilted dagger with scabbard, India, possibly Deccan, circa 1700

Lot 19. A horse-headed jade-hilted dagger with scabbard, India, possibly Deccan, circa 1700; 14 ½ ins. (36.8 cm.) long. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 150,000. © Christie's Images Ltd Set with ruby eyes, watered-steel blade, rain guard and chape with gold-damascened decoration on both sides. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019
10 juillet 2019

A carved Colombian emerald, ruby and gold Hindu saint pendant, original emerald pendant early 17th century

Lot 289. A carved Colombian emerald, ruby and gold Hindu saint pendant, original emerald pendant early 17th century. Estimate USD 150,000 - USD 250,000. Price realised USD 156,250. © Christie's Images Ltd Depicting a Hindu saint, carved emeralds, cabochon ruby, gold, modern mounting of 18k gold, ¾ in., original emerald pendant early 17th century. SSEF, 2011, report no. 61234: Colombia, moderate clarity enhancement, oil. Provenance: Lord Glenconner (1926-2010)Bonhams, London, 28 September... [Lire la suite]
10 juillet 2019

A courtier feeding a goshawk, Mughal India, circa 1600-1610; Borders from the late Shah Jahan album, circa 1650-1658 

Lot 256. A courtier feeding a goshawk, Mughal India, circa 1600-1610; Borders from the late Shah Jahan album, circa 1650-1658. Estimate USD 120,000 - USD 180,000. Price realised USD 162,500. © Christie's Images Ltd Opaque pigments and gold on paper, blue and cream borders, illuminated cream album leaf, backed on cream card. Painting 5 3/8 x 5 ¼ ins. (13.6 x 8.2 cm.); folio 14 3/8 x 9 ¾ ins. (36.5 x 24.9 cm.. Provenance: Probably Georges Demottes, Paris 1909Maurice and Edmund de... [Lire la suite]

10 juillet 2019

An antique ruby, emerald and gold hawking ring, mid to late 18th century

Lot 254. An antique ruby, emerald and gold hawking ring, mid to late 18th century. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 162,500. © Christie's Images Ltd Designed as a bird, oval and circular cabochon rubies, cabochon emeralds, gold on a lac core, ring size 7 ¾, bird 2 ¾ ins., mid to late 18th century. Provenance: By repute, Tipu Sultan of Mysore Exhibited: The National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh 1999, pl. 28Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p. 185, no. 141bisThe Doge’s... [Lire la suite]
09 juillet 2019

A rock-crystal lidded container, Goa, Deccan, or North India, 1575-1625

Lot 235. A rock-crystal lidded container, Goa, Deccan, or North India, 1575-1625; 1 7/8 ins. (4.8 cm.) high; 2 3/8 ins. (5.9 cm.) wide; 1 7/8 ins. (4.8 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 150,000 - USD 200,000. Price realised USD 162,500. © Christie's Images Ltd The body carved from one piece of rock crystal, set with rubies and an emerald in finely crafted gold mounts, the lid attached on one side with a delicate gold clasp, underside with undecorated rock crystal body. Literature: Jaffer 2013, pp.32,... [Lire la suite]
09 juillet 2019

A gem set jade hilted dagger (khanjar) with matching locket, Deccan, Central India, 1675-1725

 Lot 179. A gem set jade hilted dagger (Khanjar) with matching locket, Deccan, Central India, 1675-1725. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 162,500. © Christie's Images Ltd Set with rubies and emeralds, watered-steel blade; 15 ½ ins. (39.5 cm.) long; locket 1 5/8 ins. (4.1 cm.) long; 2 ins. (5.1 cm.) wide. Literature: Jaffer 2013, p.68, no.29. Exhibited: Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2015, p.91, no.42Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.127, no.98The... [Lire la suite]
07 juillet 2019

A serpentine and rock-crystal flywhisk handle, North India, probably hits 19th century

Lot 82. A serpentine and rock-crystal flywhisk handle, North India, probably hits 19th century;7 1/8 ins. (18 cm.) long. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 175,000. © Christie's Images Ltd Of typical form, set with a diaper pattern of foiled rock-crystal lozenges, rubies at finial and collar. Exhibited: Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.130, no.100The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p.157, no.103The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018, p.181, no.107de Young Legion of Honor, San Francisco... [Lire la suite]