25 juin 2019

Enamelled gold fittings from a staff or rod, North India, circa 1650

Lot 266. Enamelled gold fittings from a staff or rod, North India, circa 1650. Upper section 3 ¼ ins. (8.3 cm.) long; lower section 1 ¾ ins. (4.5 cm.) long. Estimate USD 300,000 - USD 500,000. Price realised USD 350,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Tip in the shape of a parrot head, decorated in green, red, white, yellow and black enamels, with modern rock-crystal mount. Exhibited: The Miho Museum, Koka 2016, p.84, no.54Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.151, no.113The Doge’s Palace, Venice... [Lire la suite]
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25 juin 2019

A diamond set and enamelled gold covered bowl and stand, Hyderabad, India, 1790-1810

Lot 139. A diamond set and enamelled gold covered bowl and stand, Hyderabad, India, 1790-1810. Bowl and cover 5 ¼ ins. (13.3 cm.) high; 3 ½ ins. (9 cm.) diam.; stand 8 ¼ ins. (21 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 300,000 - USD 500,000. Price realised USD 350,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The cover with a square cabochon foiled ruby finial, the underside of the cover engraved with radiating lobes flanking a lion rampant in floral meander border, the interior of the bowl with a stylised... [Lire la suite]
24 juin 2019

A gold gem set and enamelled flywhisk handle, India, possibly Delhi, circa 1680-1720

Lot 210. A gold gem set and enamelled flywhisk handle, India, possibly Delhi, circa 1680-1720; 8 5/8 ins. (22 cm.) long. Estimate USD 300,000 - USD 500,000. Price realised USD 375,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Of typical form, set with diamonds, emeralds and rubies on red-enamelled ground, the finial set with a carved emerald. Note: The design and settings of this flywhisk relate it closely to the large gem set and enamelled huqqa base in the same collection (lot... [Lire la suite]
24 juin 2019

A gem set rock-crystal flask, North India or Deccan, 1740-1780

Lot 237.A gem set rock-crystal flask, North India or Deccan, 1740-1780; 7 5/8 ins. (19.2 cm.) high; 4 3/8 ins. (11.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 300,000 - USD 500,000. Price realised USD 387,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Body carved out of a single piece of rock crystal set with diamonds, rubies and emeralds in gold and silver, gold support ring on foot, lid similarly decorated. Exhibited: Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2015, pp.80-81, no.35The Miho Museum, Koka 2016, p.91, no.61Grand... [Lire la suite]
24 juin 2019

An antique ruby, diamond and enamel bracelet, mid to late 18th century

Lot 333. An antique ruby, diamond and enamel bracelet, mid to late 18th century. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 435,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Cabochon and table-cut rubies, table and rose-cut diamonds, green, red, white and black enamel on reverse, foil, gold on a lac core, 7 ½ ins., mid to late 18th century. Literature: Jaffer 2013, p. 162, ill. p. 195, no. 74. Exhibited: Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2009, p. 153, no. 126Kunsthalle der... [Lire la suite]
24 juin 2019

An enamelled and gem set paan box, Hyderabad, Deccan, 1750-80

Lot 241. An enamelled and gem set paan box, Hyderabad, Deccan, 1750-80; 6 3/8 ins. (16.2 cm.) across. Estimate USD 250,000 - USD 350,000. Price realised USD 435,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The lid set with diamonds on an engraved gold ground covered in green enamel, the inside and base decorated with dense floral designs in green and blue enamel. Provenance: By repute, Nizams of HyderabadHabsburg Feldman, Geneva, 9 November 1987, lot 18Christie’s, London, 8 October 1997, lot... [Lire la suite]
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24 juin 2019

Two ladies sharing a tender moment, attributable to Govardhan, Mughal India, circa 1615-20

Lot 137. Two ladies sharing a tender moment, attributable to Govardhan, Mughal India, circa 1615-20. Opaque pigments and gold on paper, on cream leaf painted with gold floral lattice, backed on cream card. Painting 6 3/8 x 4 ins. (16.3 x 10.1 cm.); folio 19 ¾ x 15 ¾ ins. (50 x 40.1 cm.). Estimate USD 400,000 - USD 600,000. Price realised USD 447,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Literature: Seyller, 2010, pp.54-55. Exhibited: Museum Reitberg, Zurich, 2010. ... [Lire la suite]
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23 juin 2019

An enamelled and gem set flywhisk, Deccan or North India, 1675-1725

Lot 209. An enamelled and gem set flywhisk set with diamonds, rubies and emeralds, Deccan or North India, 1675-1725; 8 ¾ ins. (22 cm.) long. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 483,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Literature: Jaffer 2013, p.106, no.40. Exhibited: The Miho Museum, Koka 2016, p.95, no.65Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.171, no.130The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p.195, no.131The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018, p.220, no.135de Young Legion of Honor, San... [Lire la suite]
23 juin 2019

Tipu Sultan’s Magic Box, Mysore, South India, 1780-90

Lot 204. Tipu Sultan’s Magic Box, Mysore, South India, 1780-90; 2 1/8 ins. (5.5 cm.) high; 2 ¼ ins. (5.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 495,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Each of the twenty sides of the gold icosahedron decorated with a numeral. Provenance: Tipu Sultan of MysoreGeneral Robert BellSir Charles HopkinsonHans William SothebyIngram BywaterCharles Francis BellChristie’s, London, 10 October 1989, lot 183Sotheby’s, London, 25 May 2005, lot 65.... [Lire la suite]
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23 juin 2019

A group of princes out hawking, Murshidabad, Provincial Mughal, North India, mid 18th century

Lot 258. A group of princes out hawking, Murshidabad, Provincial Mughal, North India, mid 18th century. Opaque pigments and gold on paper, backed on cream card Painting 10 3/8 x 15 7/8 ins. (27.7 x 40.3 cm.). Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 543,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Note: This beautiful illustration of a group of royal princes out hawking finds close comparison with a large landscape painting from Murshidabad in the Swinton Collection which depicts the... [Lire la suite]
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