07 juillet 2019

A gem set gold chess set, probably South India, circa 1775-1825

Lot 208. A gem set gold chess set, probably South India, circa 1775-1825. Estimate USD 150,000 - USD 250,000. Price realised USD 187,500. © Christie's Images Ltd Thirty two pieces, set with rubies and emeralds, the base of each piece in plain gold with undeciphered South Indian scriptHighest piece 1 7/8 ins. (4.7 cm.) high; smallest piece 7/8 in. (2.1 cm.) high. Exhibited: The Miho Museum, Koka 2016, pp.58-59, no.31Grand Palais, Paris 2017, pp.206-07, no,156The Doge’s Palace, Venice... [Lire la suite]

07 juillet 2019

An antique emerald and carved spinel pendant, late 18th century

Lot 213. An antique emerald and carved spinel pendant, late 18th century. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 193,750. © Christie's Images Ltd Carved emerald, hexagonal-shaped table-cut spinel, foil, gold, drilled lug for suspension, 7/8 in. Exhibited: The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p. 71, no. 30The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018, p. 83, no. 31. Note: The drilled lug on the emerald suggests that this pendant was originally part of a larger setting. Through the spinel, there... [Lire la suite]
07 juillet 2019

A four-lobed gem set jade paan box, North India, 1740-1780

Lot 195. A four-lobed gem set jade paan box, North India, 1740-1780; 4 ¼ x 4 x 1 5/8 ins. (10.8 x 10.2 x 4.2 cm.). Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 200,000. © Christie's Images Ltd © The Al-Thani Collection Set with rubies, emeralds and rock-crystal on the lid and around the edges, the interior and underneath are undecorated. Literature: Jaffer 2013, pp.118, no.49 Exhibited: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 2014, p.36Victoria and Albert Museum, London... [Lire la suite]
07 juillet 2019

An enamelled and gem set rosewater sprinkler, North India or Deccan, 1775-1825

Lot 138. An enamelled and gem set rosewater sprinkler, North India or Deccan, 1775-1825; 11 3/8 ins. (28.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 200,000. © Christie's Images Ltd  Of typical form, set with diamonds, rubies and emeralds, body decorated in green enamel with some areas of light blue enamel, the base undecorated, in three parts. Provenance: By repute, the Nizams of HyderabadHapsburg Feldman, Geneva, 9 November 1987, lot 23Dr. Mohammed Said... [Lire la suite]
07 juillet 2019

A serpentine and rock-crystal hilted sword, North India, hilt probably 19h cenury, blade 1750-1800

Lot 81. A serpentine and rock-crystal hilted sword, North India, hilt probably 19h cenury, blade 1750-1800. 36 ins. (92 cm.) long; hilt 5 1/8 ins. (13 cm.) long. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 200,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The hilt carved from a single piece of jade, set with carved rock-crystal lozenges and rubies, watered-steel blade inscribed and inlaid with gold royal parasol (chhattri). Exhibited: Grand Palais, Paris 2017, pp.132-33, no.102The Doge’s... [Lire la suite]
05 juillet 2019

An imaginary carnation , Aurangabad, North Deccan, vs 1726-1669 AD

Lot 53. An imaginary carnation , Aurangabad, North Deccan, vs 1726-1669 AD. Folio 7 7/8 x 4 ¾ ins. (20 x 12.1 cm.). Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 200,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 From a Siddantha-sara, Siddantha-bodha and Aporaksha-siddantha of Maharaja Jaswant Singh of Jodhpur (r.1629-1678 AD), opaque pigments on a pounced gold ground, the reverse with 15ll. black and red devanagari written by Vyasa Madhava, gold... [Lire la suite]

04 juillet 2019

A set of rock-crystal and gold cutlery, Sri Lanka or Goa, India, 16th-17th century or later

Lot 349. A set of rock-crystal and gold cutlery, Sri Lanka or Goa, India, 16th-17th century or later. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 225,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The gold mounts set with rubies and sapphires, the ends decorated with dragon shaped heads, the metal marked with a mark on all knives, the reverse of the spoon bowls decorated in low relief, the set comprising four knives, four forks and four spoonsKnife 8 5/8 ins. (21.8 cm.) long; fork 5 5/8 ins.... [Lire la suite]
04 juillet 2019

An antique diamond and multi-gem jigha, 18th century

Lot 280. An antique diamond and multi-gem jigha, 18th century; 7 ¾ ins. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 225,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The turban ornament of white jade, variously-shaped table-cut rubies and spinels, pear and rectangular-shaped table-cut diamonds, pear-shaped table-cut emeralds, pearl drop, green enamel bead, foil, gold, jade engraved and carved with a plume holder at the reverse. Literature: Jaffer 2013, p. 73, ill. p. 104, no.... [Lire la suite]
01 juillet 2019

A gem set gold-mounted dagger (jambiyya) and scabbard, Yemen and India, late 19th century

  Lot 318. A gem set gold-mounted dagger (jambiyya) and scabbard, Yemen and India, late 19th century; 12 ½ ins. (31.8 cm.) long. Estimate USD 150,000 - USD 200,000. Price realised USD 300,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  Set with diamonds, rubies and emeralds, watered-steel blade, the reverse only decorated with a small number of rubies and emeralds. Provenance: Nizams of HyderabadHabsburg Feldman, Geneva, 9 November 1987, lot 8Private UK based collection, sold Christie’s, London,... [Lire la suite]
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30 juin 2019

A gem set jade huqqa base, North India, 1740-1780

Lot 196. A gem set jade huqqa base, North India, 1740-1780; 6 3/8 ins. (16.2 cm.) high; 6 ¼ in. (16 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 325,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  Set with diamonds, rubies and emeralds, the underside with a rosette formed of six leafy tendrils. Provenance: Maharana Fateh Singh of Udaipur. Literature: Jaffer 2013, p.114, no.43 Exhibited: Delhi Exhibition, Delhi 1903, pl.75Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York... [Lire la suite]