20 juillet 2019

An enamelled gold belt buckle, North India, 1650-1700

Lot 106. An enamelled gold belt buckle, North India, 1650-1700; 2 1/8 x 1 7/8 ins. (5.5 x 4.7 cm.). Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 63,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Decorated with floral designs on both sides, recto in basse-taille technique, and verso in cloisonne and painted enamelling, with finely worked slide fastener, stamped 750. Exhibited: The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p.183, no.1221The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018, p.209, no.125. ... [Lire la suite]

20 juillet 2019

A gem set jade hilted dagger with matching locket, North India or Deccan, 1675-1725

Lot 260. A gem set jade hilted dagger with matching locket, North India or Deccan, 1675-1725; 15 ¼ ins. (38.5 cm.) long; 2 7/8 ins. (7.2 cm.) wide; locket 1 5/8 ins. (4.2 cm.) long; 1 7/8 ins. (4.9 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Set with rubies and emeralds, rain guard decorated with a half sun motif in gold-damascened, steel blade. Literature: Jaffer 2013, p.68, no.31 Exhibited: Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.121,... [Lire la suite]
19 juillet 2019

A gem set gold makara-head finial, Mysore or Tanjore, South India, 1775-1825

Lot 342. A gem set gold makara-head finial, Mysore or Tanjore, South India, 1775-1825. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Set with diamonds, rubies, and sapphires; 1 5/8 ins. (4.1 cm.) long; ¾ in. (2.1 cm.) high; 5/8 in. (1.7 cm.) wide. Literature: Jaffer 2013, p.189, no.60. Exhibited: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 2014, p. 49The Miho Museum, Koka 2016, p.106, no.74Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.183,... [Lire la suite]
19 juillet 2019

An antique diamond and multi-gem pendant necklace, mid 18th century

Lot 253. An antique diamond and multi-gem pendant necklace, mid 18th century. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  Variously-shaped table-cut diamonds, oval and triangular-shaped cabochon rubies and emeralds, pearls, black, blue, green, white, red and yellow enamel, foil, gold on a lac core, 3 ¼ ins. Provenance: Sotheby's, London, 1 April 2009, lot 126. Literature: Jaffer 2013, p. 188, no. 57 ... [Lire la suite]
18 juillet 2019

A circular enamelled gold box, Mughal India, 1650-1700

Lot 231. A circular enamelled gold box, Mughal India, 1650-1700; 1 1/8 ins. (2.8 cm.) high; 1 3/8 ins. (3.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  Enamelled in translucent red, green and orange, with white, yellow and black on a blue ground, inscribed on the base in Persian’ 2 tola, 7 masha’, base and interior are undecorated.  Exhibited: The Miho Museum, Koka 2016, p.86, no.56Grand Palais, Paris... [Lire la suite]
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18 juillet 2019

A pair of antique diamond, ruby and enamel kadas, late 19th century

Lot 161. A pair of antique diamond, ruby and enamel kadas, late 19th century. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  Each bangle designed with opposing makara head terminals, pear and mixed-shaped table-cut diamonds, table-cut rubies, blue, green, red and white enamel, foil, gold on a lac core, each 2 ½ ins.  Literature: Jaffer 2013, p. 180, ill. p. 197, no. 83. Exhibited: Victoria and Albert... [Lire la suite]
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18 juillet 2019

A pair of antique diamond, enamel and multi-gem kadas, 19th century

Lot 55. A pair of antique diamond, enamel and multi-gem kadas, 19th century. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  Each bangle set with pear-shaped ruby cabochons, pear and mixed-shape table-cut diamonds, cabochon emeralds, pearls, red, green and white enamel, foil, gold on a lac core, each diameter 1 ¾ ins.  Literature: Jaffer 2013, p. 166, ill. p. 195, no. 76. Exhibited: Victoria and Albert Museum,... [Lire la suite]
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18 juillet 2019

An imaginary flower, Aurangabad, North Deccan, VS 1726/1669 AD

Lot 52. An imaginary flower, Aurangabad, North Deccan, VS 1726/1669 AD. From a Siddantha-sara, Siddantha-bodha and Aporaksha-siddantha of Maharaja Jaswant Singh of Jodhpur (r.1629-1678 AD), opaque pigments on a gold ground, the reverse with 15ll. black and red devanagari written by Vyasa Madhava, gold illuminated margins. Painting 7 ¾ x 4 3/8 ins. (19.7 x 11 cm.); folio 12 ¼ x 7 ½ ins. (31 x 19 cm.). Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price... [Lire la suite]
18 juillet 2019

An enamel and gold hunting case minute repeating pocket watch, circa 1930

Lot 5. An enamel portrait depicting Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala and gold hunting case minute repeating pocket watch, circa 1930. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  Champlevé enamel portrait depicting Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala, enamel coat of arms on the reverse, white enamel dial, 18k gold (British and Swiss hallmarks), 2 ½ ins., case no. 34894, circa 1930. Christie's. Maharajas... [Lire la suite]
18 juillet 2019

An antique emerald, diamond, pearl and enamel tikka, mid-19th century

Lot 156. An antique emerald, diamond, pearl and enamel tikka, mid-19th century. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 75,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The forehead ornament set with rectangular, oval and pear-shaped table-cut diamonds, table-cut emeralds, emerald bead, pearls, red, white, green and blue enamel on the reverse depicting a peacock, gold on a lac core, pendant 3 ¼ ins., strings 11 ¾ ins., mid-19th century. Literature: Jaffer 2013, p.... [Lire la suite]