31 juillet 2019

A pair of antique diamond, pearl and enamel karan-phul earrings, early to mid-19th century,

Lot 8. A pair of antique diamond, pearl and enamel karan-phul earrings, early to mid-19th century. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 40,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The earrings set with pear and oval-shaped table-cut diamonds, pearls, red and green enamel, foil, gold, 2 ½ ins., early to mid-19th century, with modern fittings. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019

29 juillet 2019

A hobbled stallion, attributable to Govardhan, Mughal India, circa 1600-1610

Lot 322. A hobbled stallion, attributable to Govardhan, Mughal India, circa 1600-1610. Ink, opaque pigments and gold on paper, mounted on blue 18th century album leaf, verso with nasta’liq quatrain mounted on pink leaf. Painting 4 x 4 3/8 ins. (10 x 11.2 cm.); folio 13 7/8 x 8 5/8 ins. (35.2 x 22.1 cm.). Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 40,000. Price realised USD 43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Provenance: Collection of Mrs Lucy StricklandSotheby’s, London, 13 December 1965,... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2019

A gem set and enamelled gold flywhisk handle, India, possibly Hyderabad, second half 18th century or possibly later

Lot 249. A gem set and enamelled gold flywhisk handle, India, possibly Hyderabad, second half 18th century or possibly later; 11 5/8 ins. (29.5 cm.) long. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Of typical form, longer than normal, set with diamonds and rubies on green and occasionally blue enamel ground, areas of loss of enamel. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019
29 juillet 2019

A pair of enamelled and diamond-set domed fittings, India, 19th century

Lot 238. A pair of enamelled and diamond-set domed fittings, India, 19th century; 2 ½ x 2 ¼ x 2 ¼ ins. (6.3 x 5.5 x 5.5 cm.). Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Each fitting with two attachment loops below. Provenance: By repute, Maharaja of Indore Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019 
29 juillet 2019

A gem set jade horse head dagger, Mughal India, 18th century

Lot 151. A gem set jade horse head dagger, Mughal India, 18th century; 13 ½ ins. (34.3 cm.) long. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The jade hilt decorated with floral designs in low relief, set with an emerald and rubies in gold, watered steel blade, a few missing gems. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019 
29 juillet 2019

A bust portrait of a nobleman, Mughal India, 17th century

Lot 135. A bust portrait of a nobleman, Mughal India, 17th century. Painting 8 ¾ x 5 5/8 ins. (22 x 14.3 cm.); folio 12 ½ x 9 ¼ ins. (31.7 x 23.5 cm.). Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Recto with a portrait of a Mughal noble man, opaque pigments and gold on paper, in ruled gold and colored borders, on gold-flecked cream leaf, verso with eight lines of Persian poetry written diagonally in nasta'liq on cream ground ... [Lire la suite]

29 juillet 2019

An antique enamel and gold hunting case minute repeating pocket watch, Charles Frodsham

Lot 6. An antique enamel and gold hunting case minute repeating pocket watch, Charles Frodsham. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Champlevé enamel portraits on either side depicting a nobleman or Maharaja, white enamel dial, 18k gold (British and Swiss marks), 3 ins., case no. 06763, circa 1885, signed 'Cha. Frodsham, 84 Strand London', workshop mark (H. M. F.).  Provenance: Sotheby's, Geneva, 15 May 2011, lot 111 ... [Lire la suite]
28 juillet 2019

A pair of antique ruby, pearl, glass and diamond earrings, early 20th century

Lot 19. A pair of antique ruby, pearl, glass and diamond earrings, early 20th century. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Oval-shaped rubies, rose-cut diamonds, pearls, red glass beads, gold and silver, 1 ½ ins., one ruby deficient.  Provenance: By repute, Nizams of Hyderabad Literature: Jaffer 2013, p. 240, ill. p. 274, no. 99. Exhibited: Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2015, p. 118, no. 67The Miho Museum, Koka 2016, p. 154,... [Lire la suite]
28 juillet 2019

A Mughal embellished celadon jade quatrefoil box and cover, India, 19th century

Lot 294. A Mughal embellished celadon jade quatrefoil box and cover, India, 19th century; 7.2cm., 2 ¾ in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 6,250 GBP. © Sotheby's the straight sides divided into four lobes, richly inlaid in gold with foliate scrolls, the domed cover similarly decorated with stylised floral sprays around a flowerhead with a garnet-inset centre, the stone of an even pale celadon tone. Provenance: A Danish Royal Family Collection. Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
28 juillet 2019

A jeweled jade plaque, India, circa 1800

Lot 202. A jeweled jade plaque, India, circa 1800; ¾ x ¾ in. (2.1 x 2.1 cm.). Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 31,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Lion and sun motif set with rubies, emeralds and rock-crystal, the reverse undecorated.  Literature: Jaffer 2013, p. 92, no. 6. Note: The lion and sun motif is a heraldic symbol associated with the Safavid and Qajar rulers of Iran and alludes to a possible Shi'a patron. This jeweled plaque is thought to have been worn by... [Lire la suite]