01 août 2019

A jade and silver archer’s ring, India, 1650-1700

Lot 16. A jade and silver archer’s ring, India, 1650-1700; ¾ in. (2 cm.) high; 1 1/8 ins. (2.8 cm.) wide; 1 ½ ins. (3.8 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 35,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Set with rubies and emeralds, the gold kundan setting carved with serrated edges and scalloped around the central ruby. Literature: Jaffer 2013, p.55, no.21. Exhibited: Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2015, p.93, no.44Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.106,... [Lire la suite]

24 juillet 2019

A white enamelled gold box with a gem set jade lid, North India, 1650-1700

Lot 230. A white enamelled gold box with a gem set jade lid, North India, 1650-1700; 2 3/8 ins. (6.2 cm) high; 3¼ ins. (8.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The entire exterior surface of the gold box including the underside is decorated in white enamel with red floral designs, the interior is undecorated and in plain gold, the jade lid is gem set with rubies and diamonds on top, the undersides bears an engraved... [Lire la suite]
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]
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 carved jade bowl, North India, 1650-1700

Lot 366. A carved jade bowl, North India, 1650-1700; 2 ins. (5.2 cm.) high; 6 1/8 ins. (15.7 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 80,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The body engraved with flowers, serrated leaf forms to the sides rising to the shoulders and terminating in curled floral-bud shaped lug handles, the base carved as a flowerhead. Exhibited; Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2015, pp.72-73, no.30The Miho Museum, Koka 2016, p.52, no.26Grand... [Lire la suite]
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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.