28 juillet 2019

Tipu Sultan’s gem set jade pendant, North India or Deccan, 1720-1750; mounted as a brooch circa 1900

Lot 201. Tipu Sultan’s gem set jade pendant, North India or Deccan, 1720-1750; mounted as a brooch circa 1900;1½ ins. (3.7 cm.) high; 1 5/8 ins. (4.2 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 46,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Set with rubies and emeralds, mounted in a later gold frame with a pin.  Provenance: Rowlands and Frazer, 146 Regent Street, LondonMiss Maud Odda, by 1890, thence by descentChristie’s, London, 9 October 1990, lot 88Spink and Son Ltd., London,... [Lire la suite]

25 juillet 2019

A portrait of Nawab Muhsin Khan, Mughal India, first half 18th century

Lot 321. A portrait of Nawab Muhsin Khan, Mughal India, first half 18th century. Opaque pigments on paper heightened with gold, pasted on cream paper, identification inscription below the figure, plain back. Painting 10 ½ x 6 3/8 ins. (26.5 x 16.2 cm.); folio 15 7/8 x 10 5/8 ins. (40.5 x 27 cm.). Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 47,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019
25 juillet 2019

An antique diamond, ruby and enamel kada, mid-19th century

Lot 162. An antique diamond, ruby and enamel kada, mid-19th century; diameter 2 5/8 ins. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 47,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The bangle designed as two opposing tiger head, variously-shaped table-cut diamonds, rectangular and variously shaped cabochon rubies, green, red and white enamel, gold on a lac core. Exhibited: Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p. 247, no. 184The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p. 261, no. 180The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018, p.... [Lire la suite]
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25 juillet 2019

Two jade stem cups, Mughal India, 18th century

Lot 121. Two jade stem cups, Mughal India, 18th century; 2 ins. (5 cm.) high (each). Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 47,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Each cup set with table-cut diamonds and cabochon rubies and emeralds in silver and gold. Provenance: Simon Ray, London, 2012. Literature: Ray, 2012, pp. 32-33, no.14. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019
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25 juillet 2019

A pair of antique ruby, emerald and pearl kadas, 19th century

Lot 64. A pair of antique ruby, emerald and pearl kadas, 19th century; 2 3/8 ins. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 47,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The pair of bangles set with oval cabochon rubies, oval cabochon and rectangular-cut emeralds, pearls, gold, each diameter 2 3/8 ins., 19th century, pearls restored at a later date. Literature: Jaffer 2013, p.141, ill. p. 191, no. 64. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June... [Lire la suite]
25 juillet 2019

A jade dagger handle, North India or Deccan, 18th century

Lot 47. A jade dagger handle, North India or Deccan, 18th century; 5 ¼ ins. (13 cm.) long. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 47,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The pale green jade pistol-grip handle inlaid with dark green jade flowering sprays. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019

25 juillet 2019

An antique diamond and enamel bazuband, 19th century

Lot 21. An antique diamond and enamel bazuband, 19th century; 7 5/8 ins. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 47,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The armband set with pear and variously-shaped table-cut diamonds, white, red and green enamel, foil, silver and gold on a lac core, 7 5/8 ins., 19th century. Provenance: By repute, Nizams of Hyderabad. Literature: Jaffer 2013, p. 194, no. 73. Exhibited: The Miho Museum, Koka 2016, p. 120, no. 87Grand Palais, Paris... [Lire la suite]
25 juillet 2019

A Mughal celadon jade ‘half gourd’ cup, India, 19th century

Lot 298. A Mughal celadon jade ‘half gourd’ cup, India, 19th century; 11.4cm., 4 ½ in. Estimate 10,000 - 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 26,250 GBP. © Sotheby's the scalloped cup naturalistically carved in the form of a half gourd, the sides tapering and curving towards the curled leafy stem handle, all raised on a splayed foot formed by a six-petalled flowerhead, the stone of a translucent pale celadon tone with darker inclusions. Provenance: A Scottish Noble Family Collection ... [Lire la suite]
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24 juillet 2019

A gem set jade hilted dagger (khanjar), Deccan or North India, 1700-1725

Lot 377. A gem set jade hilted dagger (khanjar), Deccan or North India, 1700-1725; 17 ins. (43 cm.) long; 2 ½ ins. (6.5 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Set with rubies and diamonds, rain guard decorated with floral motifs on each side, steel blade. Literature: Jaffer 2013, p.68, no.30. Exhibited: Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.125, no.96The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p.152, no.98The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018,... [Lire la suite]
24 juillet 2019

A white enamelled gold box with a gem set jade lid, North India, 1650-1700

Lot 230. A white enamelled gold box with a gem set jade lid, North India, 1650-1700; 2 3/8 ins. (6.2 cm) high; 3¼ ins. (8.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The entire exterior surface of the gold box including the underside is decorated in white enamel with red floral designs, the interior is undecorated and in plain gold, the jade lid is gem set with rubies and diamonds on top, the undersides bears an engraved... [Lire la suite]