21 juin 2019

Recto with a portrait of a courtier, probably Ghazi Khan, Zafar Jang, verso with a nasta'liq quatrain written by Mir 'Ali,

Lot 76. Recto with a portrait of a courtier, probably Ghazi Khan, Zafar Jang; Verso with a nasta'liq quatrain written by Mir 'Ali; the painting, Mughal India, circa 1650-58 AD, the calligraphy signed by Mir 'Ali, Herat or Bukhara, late 15th-early 16th century. Folio 15 ¼ x 10 ins. (18.6 x 25.4 cm.). Estimate USD 250,000 - USD 350,000. Price realised USD 7615,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 Opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, recto an extremely sensitively observed portrait on... [Lire la suite]
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21 juin 2019

An enamelled and gem set huqqa set, India, possibly Delhi, circa 1680-1720

  Lot 71. An enamelled and gem set huqqa set, India, possibly Delhi, circa 1680-1720; 22 5/8 ins. (57.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 250,000 - USD 350,000. Price realised USD 759,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 Set with diamonds, rubies and emeralds, consisting of three parts, vase, hose port with stem and tray, with cloth-covered base and pipe. Note: This huqqa base, noticeably larger than almost all other spherical examples, was almost certainly made in the imperial Mughal... [Lire la suite]
21 juin 2019

An enamelled and diamond-set suite of paan boxes, Hyderabad, Deccan, 1760-1780

Lot 240. An enamelled and diamond-set suite of paan boxes, Hyderabad, Deccan, 1760-1780. Estimate USD 400,000 - USD 600,000. Price realised USD 975,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Comprising a large container and eight smaller boxes on a fitted tray, all set with diamonds on a green enamel ground, the outer rim of the tray decorated in dark blue enamel, the interior of all boxes and base of tray are undecorated. Tray 13 ¾ x 11 3/8 ins. (35 x 29 cm.); largest box 4 3/8 x 2 3/8 x 2 1/8... [Lire la suite]
21 juin 2019

An enamelled and gem-set model of a parrot, Hyderabad, Deccan, circa 1775-1825

Lot 140. An enamelled and gem-set model of a parrot, Hyderabad, Deccan, circa 1775-1825; 8 ¾ ins. (22.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 350,000 - USD 500,000. Price realised USD 1,035,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Set with diamonds, rubies and emeralds and with a pendant emerald hanging from its beak, on a stand similarly decorated, base decorated with two central flowers in green and white enamel and four leaves in each corner. Provenance: Nizams of Hyderabad. Exhibited: The Miho Museum, Koka... [Lire la suite]
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19 juin 2019

Rare 18th-century Thai Buddhist manuscripts and Books go on display following restoration

Extracts from the Pali canon (Tipikata) and Qualities of the Buddha (Mahabuddhagana), late-18th century, Thailand, CBL Thi 1341 © The Chester Beatty DUBLIN.- The Chester Beatty has opened an exhibition of Thai Buddhist manuscripts dating to the 18th and 19th centuries. The world-renowned collection of beautifully illustrated books provides a rare opportunity to explore the Buddhist tales depicted within. Presented as colourful illustrations alongside sacred texts, some of the most popular Buddhist... [Lire la suite]
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18 juin 2019

‘Diamond' a personal sword of the Emperor Aurangzeb with gold-damascened tulwar hilt

Lot 382. ‘Diamond' a personal sword of the Emperor Aurangzeb with gold-damascened tulwar hilt, the blade Europe, circa 1600, the inscription and mounts, India second quarter 17th century; 35 ins. (89 cm.) long. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 225,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The watered-steel blade stamped with a royal inscription and inlaid in gold with further inscriptions on the spine and the royal parasol (chhattri) on the blade. Note: The first word, which translates as... [Lire la suite]
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18 juin 2019

A gem-set jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), North India, 1620-1640

Lot 261. A gem-set jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), North India, 1620-1640; 14 7/8 ins. (27.8 cm.) long; scabbard 11 ins. (28 cm.) long. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 423,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The hilt with split pommel and set with rubies and emeralds decorated with two birds and floral sprays on each side, the tip of the hilt in a v-shape design also gem set, watered-steel blade, later associated wooden scabbard with gilt copper fittings. Provenance: Christie’s,... [Lire la suite]
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18 juin 2019

A gem-set jade-hilted dagger (khanjar) and scabbard, North India or Deccan, 1700-1750, scabbard, India or Iran, circa 1650

Lot 176. A gem-set jade-hilted dagger (khanjar) and scabbard, North India or Deccan, 1700-1750, scabbard, India or Iran, circa 1650;13 5/8 ins. (34.8 cm.) long; scabbard 9 3/8 ins. (23.8 cm.) long. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Exhibited: Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.122, no,93The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p.146, no.94The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018, p.170, no.98. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019   ... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2019

A personal sword of Shah Jahan with gold-damascened tulwar hilt

Lot 381. A personal sword of Shah Jahan with gold-damascened tulwar hilt, the blade Europe, circa 1600, the inscription and mounts, India, second quarter 17th century;33 ¾ ins. (85.7 cm.) long. Estimate USD 250,000 - USD 350,000. Price realised USD 275,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The watered-steel blade with gold-overlaid inscription and marked with the royal parasol (chhattri). Note: The phrase Sahib Qiran Thani was one used by Shah Jahan on selected items that were for his personal... [Lire la suite]
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18 juin 2019

A gold gem-set hilted dagger (kinjal), Tanjore or Mysore, South India, 1790-1810

Lot 262. A gold gem-set hilted dagger (kinjal), Tanjore or Mysore, South India, 1790-1810; 13 3/8 ins. (34.1 cm.) long. Estimate USD 500,000 - USD 700,000. Price realised USD 555,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The hilt in the form of a yali, set with diamonds, rubies and emeralds, steel blade. Literature: Jaffer 2013, p.191, no.65 Exhibited: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 2014, p.55Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.172, no.131The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p.200, no.134The Palace... [Lire la suite]