20 avril 2016

A gemset dagger (kard), North India, 19th century

Lot 35. A gemset dagger (kard), North India, 19th century. Estimate £5,000 – £7,000 ($7,110 - $9,954). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The single-edged watered-steel blade tapering to a fine point, the gold-overlaid hilt of typical form heavily encrusted with rubies alternated with diagonal bands of emeralds, in associated cloth-covered wooden sheath with gilt-copper chappe; 12in. (30.3cm.) long Christie's. ART OF THE ISLAMIC & INDIAN WORLDS, 21 April 2016, London, King Street
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20 avril 2016

A gemset and enamelled gold sword (tulwar) hilt, made for the Raja of Nabha State, North India, second half 19th century

Lot 34. A gemset and enamelled gold sword (tulwar) hilt, made for the Raja of Nabha State, North India, second half 19th century. Estimate £40,000 – £60,000($56,880 - $85,320). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 Of typical form with upper suspension loop with seed-pearl skirt, the ground of blue enamel decorated with diamonds and rubies in gold mounts forming rosettes and floral sprays, the hand guard with tiger head finial, the interior withGurmukhi and Latin inscription, with original similarly decorated locket... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2016

A Mughal carved celadon jade hilt, North India, 17th century

Lot 21. A Mughal carved celadon jade hilt, North India, 17th century. Estimate £6,000 – £8,000 ($8,532 - $11,376). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 Of typical pistol-grip form with a rounded pommel carved in relief with scrolling vine issuing cusped palmettes and serrated foliage, the curved forte with carved floral sprays, the knuckle guard with an elegant pine-cone terminal and fluted shaft, small white inclusions to the forte; 5½in. (14cm.) Christie's. ART OF THE ISLAMIC & INDIAN WORLDS, 21... [Lire la suite]
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20 avril 2016

A rare gemset jade hilted dagger, Mughal India, 17th century

Lot 20. A rare gemset jade hilted dagger, Mughal India, 17th century. Estimate £80,000 – £120,000 ($113,760 - $170,640). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The slightly recurved watered-steel double-edged blade damascened with gold foliage on one side at the forte, the pale green jade hilt with swelling grip, and pronounced pommel, knuckle-guard with pierced and carved leaf and bud-shaped finial, inlaid overall with engraved gold flowers set with emerald and ruby leaves, the flowerheads formed from pavé set emeralds and... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2016

A Mughal or Ottoman jade archer's ring, India or Turkey, 17th-18th century

Lot 155. A Mughal or Ottoman jade archer's ring, India or Turkey, 17th-18th century. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's.  of characteristic form, composed of a light green jade inlaid with gold scrolling palmettes with two stylised birds, inset green gemstone, engraved geometric design to interior; 4cm.  Note: Of beautiful quality, this jade archer's ring finds parallels in a number of museum collections, including the Topkapi Saray Museum, Istanbul, inv. no TKS: 2/83 and... [Lire la suite]
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19 avril 2016

A gem-set gold hair ornament, probably South India, 19th century

Lot 149. A gem-set gold hair ornament, probably South India, 19th century. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. decorated on surface in the kundan technique with rubies, emeralds and turquoise, the underside with three suspension loops; 5.9cm. diam.  Note: Of round, domed form with three small loops to the inside, this ornament resembles the traditional South Indian hair jewel that was designed to be worn at the back of the head, usually in combination with other ornaments. Two... [Lire la suite]
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16 avril 2016

A gem-set silver-gilt huqqa base, India, early 18th century

Lot 141. A gem-set silver-gilt huqqa base, India, early 18th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP (25,342 - 38,013 EUR). Unsold. Photo Sotheby's of bulbous form surmounted by an everted ridged neck, chased and engraved with floral stems within arched panels, the petals and leaves set with rubies and emeralds; 17cm. height.  Note: A huqqa base decorated in the same technique, with a floral pattern chased in relief but without any gemstones, is in the Al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait National... [Lire la suite]
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16 avril 2016

A gem-set gilt-metal casket with bird-head finial, India, 19th century

Lot 148. A gem-set gilt-metal casket with bird-head finial, India, 19th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP (25,342 - 38,013 EUR). Unsold. Photo Sotheby's of domed cylindrical form, wholly set with cut rubies, emeralds and diamonds, the four short feet designed as animal paws, the finial in the form of a parrot or falcon head, the cover fitted to the base with twist-lock opening smoothly to reveal plain interior; 7.5cm. height. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 20 Apr 2016,... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2016

A gold flask, North India, circa 18th century

Lot 146. A gold flask, North India, circa 18th century. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 GBP (31,677 - 44,348 EUR) . Photo Sotheby's of octagonal form with slightly tapering sides and slender columnar neck, the stopper surmounted by lotus bud finial, hammered foliate decoration with incised and hatched details on stamped ground, featuring birds amidst flowering forms issuing from an ovoid jar flanked on either side by tigers within archways; 22.8cm.  Literature: U. Krishnan,... [Lire la suite]
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16 avril 2016

A Mughal gem-set ivory horse head-hilted dagger, India, 17th century

Lot 136. A Mughal gem-set ivory horse head-hilted dagger, India, 17th century. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP (50,684 - 76,026 EUR) . Photo Sotheby's the carved ivory hilt of horse-head form with flowing mane to one side, eyes and bridle set in the kundan technique with rubies, a row of turquoise stones set down the mane, finely carved floral design to base, the gently curved double-edged watered-steel blade with faint central ridge, gold-overlaid inscriptions at forte; 44.5cm.  ... [Lire la suite]