24 juillet 2019

A gem set jade hilted dagger (khanjar), Deccan or North India, 1700-1725

Lot 377. A gem set jade hilted dagger (khanjar), Deccan or North India, 1700-1725; 17 ins. (43 cm.) long; 2 ½ ins. (6.5 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Set with rubies and diamonds, rain guard decorated with floral motifs on each side, steel blade. Literature: Jaffer 2013, p.68, no.30. Exhibited: Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.125, no.96The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p.152, no.98The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018,... [Lire la suite]

18 juin 2019

A gem-set jade-hilted dagger (khanjar) and scabbard, North India or Deccan, 1700-1725

Lot 175. A gem-set jade-hilted dagger (khanjar) and scabbard, North India or Deccan, 1700-1725; 14 ins. (35.5 cm.) long. Estimate USD 800,000 - USD 1,200,000. Price realised USD 915,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Set with rubies and emeralds, pierced watered-steel blade fitted with three channels containing free running seed pearls, the velvet-covered wooden scabbard with enamelled gold locket and chape. Literature: Hales 2013, p.31. Exhibited: Grand Palais, Paris 2017,... [Lire la suite]