17 mars 2020

A jewelled head ornament (jhumar) with seed-pearls, India, Lucknow, 19th-20th century

Lot 202. A jewelled head ornament (jhumar) with seed-pearls, India, Lucknow, 19th-20th century; 15cm. height. Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. designed as a gem-set floral arrangement from which rows of seed-pearls connect to an openwork crescent-form hinged panel with hanging details and seed-pearl and bead fringe, reverse in polychrome enamel, with hook above for fastening. Provenance: Previously property of an Indian maharani. Private collection, UK, since the early 1970s. ... [Lire la suite]

17 mars 2020

A pair of gem-set and enamelled bracelets with makara-heads, India, 19th-20th century

Lot 201. A pair of gem-set and enamelled bracelets with makara-heads, India, 19th-20th century; each: 8.5cm. diam. Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. the hinged clasps rendered in the form of two confronting makaras or serpents with pink-gem tongues, set with diamonds in the kundan technique on a green and red enamel ground, the interiors with white enamel and gold bands. Provenance: Previously property of an Indian maharani. Private collection, UK, since the early 1970s. ... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2020

A gem-set and enamelled anklet converted into a necklace, India, 19th-20th century and later

Lot 200. A gem-set and enamelled anklet converted into a necklace, India, 19th-20th century and later; 20cm. max. diam. Estimate: 10,000 - 12,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. comprising an anklet composed of linked panels each set with a diamond on a green-enamel ground with enamel flower to reverse, topped with pearl fringe and hanging spinels, transformed into a necklace with cord for fastening. Provenance: Previously property of an Indian maharani. Private collection, UK, since the early 1970s. ... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2020

A diamond and carved emerald enamelled necklace, India, 19th-20th century

Lot 198. A diamond and carved emerald enamelled necklace, India, 19th-20th century; 14.6cm. height; 12cm. max. width. Estimate: 18,000 - 22,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. comprising linked petal-form diamond-set drops with large pendant featuring a central carved emerald, reverse with polychrome enamelling,with fastening string. Provenance: Previously property of an Indian maharani. Private collection, UK, since the early 1970s. Sotheby's. ARTS OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD AND INDIA INCLUDING FINE... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2020

A pair of gem-set and pearl pendant earrings, India, 19th-20th century

Lot 197. A pair of gem-set and pearl pendant earrings, India, 19th-20th century; each: 10.2cm. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. each designed with a flowerhead set with a spinel in the centre surrounded by petal-form diamonds in the kundan technique, with a hanging cresent-form foliate pendant and seed-pearl fringes, reverse with polychrome enamel, adapted with fastening pin and hook. Provenance: Previously property of an Indian maharani. Private collection, UK, since the... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2020

A pair of gem-set emerald earrings, India, 19th-20th century

Lot 196. A pair of gem-set emerald earrings, India, 19th-20th century; each: 10cm. Estimate: 10,000 - 12,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. each with a central rose-cut round emerald further set with gemstones, including diamonds and rubies set in the kundan technique, hanging from a carved leaf, polychrome enamel to reverse and adapted with pin and hook for fastening to ears. Provenance: Previously property of an Indian maharani. Private collection, UK, since the early 1970s. Note: Mughal emeralds... [Lire la suite]
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17 mars 2020

A diamond and carved emerald-set enamelled necklace, India, 19th-20th century

Lot 195. A diamond and carved emerald-set enamelled necklace, India, 19th-20th century; 23cm. height; 15cm. max. diam. Estimate: 25,000 - 35,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. featuring a large carved emerald pendant set within a foliate frame, with articulated openwork metal settings designed as flowerheads, set with diamonds, polychrome enamelling to reverse with floral details, metal thread string with seed pearl terminals. Provenance: Previously property of an Indian maharani. ... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2020

A jewelled and enamelled sarpech, India, 19th century with later elements

Lot 180. A jewelled and enamelled sarpech, India, 19th century with later elements; 12.5 by 11.5cm. Estimate: 12,000 - 18,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the openwork body set with foiled white stones, designed as a central floral medallion flanked by hinged petal florets and surmounted by a hinged curling jigha, suspended emeralds, the reverse with polychrome enamel floral design with birds, later set with three fastening pins. Provenance: Ex-collection of a diplomat, Greece, since... [Lire la suite]
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17 mars 2020

Asia Week New York announces schedule changes

Gozu Tenno, god of warding off pestilene. Late Heian period, 12th century. Courtesy of Carole Davenport. NEW YORK, NY.- Asia Week New York has announced that due to the Coronavirus outbreak, many galleries, thirty-two in all, have changed their schedules. Most will be open by-appointment only, while others from outside of the New York metropolitan region have or are in the process of closing. As of press time, several galleries remain open.Says Katherine Martin, chairman of Asia Week New York, “Our main priority is to... [Lire la suite]
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16 mars 2020

A Safavid blue and white porcelain cat, Persia, 17th century

Lot 114. A Safavid blue and white porcelain cat, Persia, 17th century; 14.3cm. height. Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. in the form of a seated cat, the soft-paste porcelain body painted with blue Chinese-inspired stylised details to body, feline features, a hole between ears and one to chest for use as a Qalyan. Provenance: Christie's London, 23 October 2007, lot 161. Sotheby's. ARTS OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD AND INDIA INCLUDING FINE RUGS AND CARPETS, 01 Apr 2020
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