14 juillet 2019

An enamelled and gem set elbow crutch, Mughal India, 1650-1700

Lot 118. An enamelled and gem set elbow crutch, Mughal India, 1650-1700; 20 7/8 ins. (52.8 cm.) high; 6 1/8 ins. (15.6 cm.) wide; 1 1/8 ins. (2.9 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 118,750. Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The handle set with diamonds and rubies, the stick made of three sections, base in plain gold. Literature: Jaffer 2013, p.105, no.37 Exhibited: Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.170, no.129The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p.197,... [Lire la suite]

12 juillet 2019

A Mughal rock-crystal flask, North India, 1650-1700

Lot 236. A Mughal rock-crystal flask, North India, 1650-1700; 3 5/8 ins. (9.2 cm.) high; 2 1/8 ins. (5.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 120,000 - USD 180,000. Price realised USD 137,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  Original gold collar and stopper, the body set with rubies and emeralds in finely scalloped gold kundan. Literature: Jaffer 2013, p.30, no.7. Exhibited: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 2014, pp.32-33Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2015, p.81, no.36The Miho... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2016

Drinking Vessel made from Rhinoceros Horn, goblet: China, Ming dynasty, early 17th century, mount: Goa, 1650-1700

Drinking Vessel made from Rhinoceros Horn, goblet: China, Ming dynasty, early 17th century, mount: Goa, 1650-1700, Javan rhinoceros horn, gold filigree mount © Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. The goblet, made from the horn of a Javan rhino – now only found in Indonesia and Vietnam. Drinking from rare rhino horn cups was believed to neutralise poison and clean the blood, although it’s doubtful this was ever used for drinking.