14 août 2019

A very large iznik pottery tile, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1600

Lot 233. A very large iznik pottery tile, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1600; 23 5/8 x 15in. (59.8 x 38.8cm.). Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 67,875. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 Of rectangular shape, the white ground with repeated design painted in cobalt-blue and turquoise of central leafy palmettes surrounded by regular vine with saz leaves and rosettes, within cobalt-blue and turquoise border, some chipping around the edges, repaired break, small areas of... [Lire la suite]

14 août 2019

A gem-set mughal dagger (chilanum), Central India, late 16th or early 17th century

Lot 156. A gem-set mughal dagger (chilanum), Central India, late 16th or early 17th century; 11¾in. (29.8cm.) long. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 40,000. Price realised GBP 35,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 With curved watered-steel double-edged blade with raised medial ridge and armour piercing point, the 'T'-shaped rectangular hilt with rounded knop finial, overlaid in gold and inset with a lattice of hardstones, later fitted velvet-lined wooden sheath. Note: The bifurcated hilt of this dagger... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2019

A rare Ottoman gold openwork mirror, Turkey, circa 1620 

L0t 200. A rare Ottoman gold openwork mirror, Turkey, circa 1620; 3 7/8in. (10cm.) across. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 79,875. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 The gold panel of oval form, the back decorated in extremely elegant openwork with a dense floral vine surrounding an avian combat group, a border of meandering floral vine, the remains of textile visible beneath, around this and around the edge of the mirror a minor border set with quatrefoil turquoises alternated with... [Lire la suite]
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14 août 2019

An imperial carved rock crystal seal of Shah Sulayman Safavi, Safavid Iran, dated AH 1079/1668-69 AD 

Lot 126. An imperial carved rock crystal seal of Shah Sulayman Safavi, Safavid Iran, dated AH 1079/1668-69 AD; 2¼in. (5.5cm.) high; 1 7/8in. (4.6cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 200,000 - GBP 300,000. Price realised GBP 217,875. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 Round with cusped headpiece, the face engraved with elegant nasta'liq inscription on ground of scrolling floral vine, with title of Shah Sulayman I in the central cartouche, a band of further inscription includes prayers around, edge engraved... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2019

A rare and intact Fatimid lustre jar, Egypt, 10th-11th century

Lot 84. A rare and intact Fatimid lustre jar, Egypt, 10th-11th century; 10in. (25.4cm.) high. Estimate GBP 200,000 - GBP 300,000. Price realised GBP 217,875. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 Of elegant baluster form with gently tapering neck and flaring rim, the white ground painted in golden lustre with a register of bold fleur de lys on a ground of scrolling vine contained inside drop-shaped cartouches, the neck with a further fleur de lys contained within heart-shaped cartouches,... [Lire la suite]
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14 août 2019

A Mughal jade lobed bowl,India, circa 1700

Lot 361. A Mughal jade lobed bowl,India, circa 1700; 5 ¼ ins. (13.2cm.) wide. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The thin walls divided into six petal-shaped lobes converging in the centre of the bowl, the exterior finely carved in low relief floral designs, the base engraved in a flowerhead shape. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019
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14 août 2019

A gem set gold spoon, India, circa 1850-1875

Lot 205. A gem set gold spoon, India, circa 1850-1875; 8 ¼ ins. (21 cm.) long. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 Set with diamonds, foiled rubies and emeralds, the reverse fully gem set in dense floral patterns. Exhibited: Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p. 270, no. 202The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, pp. 286-87, no. 199The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018, p. 303, no. 203. Note: For a sword hilt of similar design, see lot 126. ... [Lire la suite]
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14 août 2019

A gold dagger hilt, South India, 18th century

Lot 123. A gold dagger hilt, South India, 18th century; 4 ins. (10 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 In the form of a mythical creature issuing a floral spray from its mouth. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019
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14 août 2019

A cat's eye quartz taveez bead of 19.74 carats, 17th century

Lot 9. A cat's eye quartz taveez bead of 19.74 carats, 17th century. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 Exhibited: Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p. 65, no. 44The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p. 84, no. 41The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018, p. 97, no. 42. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019
14 août 2019

An antique diamond and gold paizeb, early to mid-19th century

Lot 7. An antique diamond and gold paizeb, early to mid-19th century. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The anklet set with variously-shaped table-cut diamonds, foil, gold, diameter 2 ¾ ins. Provenance: Christie's, London, 8 October 1997, lot 309. Literature: Jaffer 2013, p. 178, ill. p. 198, no. 85. Exhibited: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 2014, p. 70The Miho Museum, Koka 2016, p. 122, no. 89Grand Palais, Paris 2017,... [Lire la suite]