17 avril 2019

A pair of gem-set and enamelled bracelets (kara), North India, Rajasthan, mid-19th century

Lot 186. A pair of gem-set and enamelled bracelets (kara), North India, Rajasthan, mid-19th century; each: 7.6cm. diam. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot Sold 12,500 GBP (14,493 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the terminals in the form of two confronting makaras, each with a hinge for opening to one side, gem-set on a blue enamel ground on the exterior, the interior with polychrome floral enameling. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World including Fine Rugs and Carpets, London, 01 May 2019,... [Lire la suite]

17 avril 2019

A jewelled and enamelled gold necklace, North India, Rajasthan, 19th century and later

Lot 185. A jewelled and enamelled gold necklace, North India, Rajasthan, 19th century and later; central bar: 11.5cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot Sold 7,500 GBP (8,696 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. comprising a straight rigid bar with five beads with attached reticulated flowerheads, and geometric gem-set and enamelled beads hanging with miniature seed pearl fringes, two round enamelled beads, hanging strands composed of three rows of green gems, textile and... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2019

A diamond-set and enamelled gold bracelet (kara), North India, Rajasthan, mid-19th century

Lot 184. A diamond-set and enamelled gold bracelet (kara), North India, Rajasthan, mid-19th century; 7.8cm. diam. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot Sold 6,000 GBP (6,956 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the hinged clasp rendered in the form of two confronting elephant heads, decorated with blue, red, green, and white enamels, the interior with floral motifs and birds, set with foil-backed facet-cut diamonds to exterior. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World including Fine Rugs and... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2019

A Mughal gem-set and enamelled gold archer's ring, North India, circa 17th century

Lot 183. A Mughal gem-set and enamelled gold archer's ring, North India, circa 17th century; 4.5cm. max. length. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. enamelled with a green ground and set with diamonds, pink gemstones and turquoise in the kundantechnique as a flowerhead with foliate stems, the interior with a white enamel ground and red, blue and green enamelled floral blossoms. Note: Archers' rings with an asymmetrical construction, such as the... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2019

A diamond-set and enamelled torque (hasli) with pearl fringe, India, Jaipur, 19th century

Lot 182. A diamond-set and enamelled torque (hasli) with pearl fringe, India, Jaipur, 19th century; 16.5cm. diam. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot Sold 21,250 GBP (24,637 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. of rigid ovoid from, with an applied diamond-set, foil-backed rosette to the centre, the upper side decorated with diamond flowerheads and leaves reserved against a blue enamelled ground, the reverse decorated in red, green, white and blue enamels with flowerheads and birds, the edge... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2019

A bird-form gem-set pendant, India, Deccan, 19th century

Lot 181. A bird-form gem-set pendant, India, Deccan, 19th century; 6.5 by 5cm. Estimate 18,000 — 25,000 GBP. Lot sold 22,500 GBP (26,087 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. rendered in the form of a bird with outstretched wings and tail feathers, the breast mounted with a diamond medallion, gold head and body set with cabochon gemstones, wings and tail feathers with drop-pendant pearls, suspension loop on each wing, simple gold reverse. Note: Pendants shaped in the form of... [Lire la suite]
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17 avril 2019

A diamond-set and enamelled necklace (khanti), North India, circa 1800

Lot 174. A diamond-set and enamelled necklace (khanti), North India, circa 1800. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot Sold 55,000 GBP (63,767 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. set with facet-cut diamonds with foil backing, the openwork design forming flowerheads and two birds, with a hinged pendant in the form of a bird with spinel drop, polychrome enamelling on the reverse with foliate motifs and birds on each setting; 19cm. diam. Provenance: Family of Hari Singh Nalwa... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2019

A pair of gem-set and enamelled bracelets (kara), North India, Rajasthan, mid-19th century

Lot 173. A pair of gem-set and enamelled bracelets (kara), North India, Rajasthan, mid-19th century. Estimate 12,000 — 18,000 GBP. Lot Sold 25,000 GBP (28,985 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the hinged clasps rendered in the form of two confronting makaras, decorated with red, green, white, and blue enamels, the interiors with floral vines, set with foil-backed facet-cut diamonds to exterior and two cat-eye stones on heads; each: 7.8cm. diam. Provenance: Family... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2019

A seed-pearl and jewelled necklace, North India or Lahore, 19th century

Lot 172. A seed-pearl and jewelled necklace, North India or Lahore, 19th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot Sold 32,500 GBP (37,681 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. comprising two strands of seed-pearls with a large floral-form pendant in the centre and ten smaller foliate pendants, each gem-set on both sides, with hanging seed pearls, metal-thread suspension cord, seed pearl strands: 33.5cm. Provenance: Family of Hari Singh Nalwa (1791-1837), by descent. Note: Variations of this... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2019

A large Mughal carved emerald, North India, circa 1800

Lot 170. A large Mughal carved emerald, North India, circa 1800; 3.4 by 4 by 0.9cm., 68.29 carats., 17.7grams. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP (34,824 - 58,040 EUR). Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. of heart-shaped form, the front carved with a lily in the centre, the reverse with petal pattern, the edge carved, later set in simple gold frame. Note: While India is rich in beryl minerals, emeralds were historically imported from Egypt. With the discovery of emerald mines in... [Lire la suite]
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