02 août 2019

A calligraphic album page, India, Deccan, Bijapur or Golconda, circa 1700

Lot 75. A calligraphic album page, India, Deccan, Bijapur or Golconda, circa 1700. Gold and color on paper, black leaf with dense gold flowering vine, backed on cream card with three Mughal seal impressions. Folio 8 5/8 x 6 ¼ ins. (21.7 x 15.7 cm). Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Note: A very similar leaf was sold in these Rooms 12 September 2012, lot 612, with further leaves from the same album forming lots 610 and 611 in... [Lire la suite]

12 juillet 2019

An octagonal enamelled and gem set gold miniature Qur’an case, Lucknow or Deccan, 1750-1800

Lot 285. An octagonal enamelled and gem set gold miniature Qur’an case, Lucknow or Deccan, 1750-1800; 1 5/8 x 1 ½ x 5/8 ins (4.2 x 3.8 x 1.5 cm.). Estimate USD 120,000 - USD 180,000. Price realised USD 137,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  Set with diamonds and an engraved spinel, the interior in plain gold, lid attached on one side, two suspension loops on the top. Provenance: Bonhams, London, 2 October 2012, lot 243 Exhibited: The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p.191,... [Lire la suite]
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12 juillet 2019

An enamelled and gem set steel elephant goad (ankus), Hyderabad, Deccan, 19th century

Lot 242. An enamelled and gem set steel elephant goad (ankus), Hyderabad, Deccan, 19th century; 18 1/8 ins. (46 cm.) long without tassle; 4 3/8 ins. (11.2 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 200,000. Price realised USD 137,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  Of typical form set with diamonds, main body covered in green enamel with small areas decorated in navy and light blue enamels, a small ruby-eyed parrot at the junction of shaft and plate, silk and metal-thread cord. ... [Lire la suite]
09 juillet 2019

A rock-crystal lidded container, Goa, Deccan, or North India, 1575-1625

Lot 235. A rock-crystal lidded container, Goa, Deccan, or North India, 1575-1625; 1 7/8 ins. (4.8 cm.) high; 2 3/8 ins. (5.9 cm.) wide; 1 7/8 ins. (4.8 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 150,000 - USD 200,000. Price realised USD 162,500. © Christie's Images Ltd The body carved from one piece of rock crystal, set with rubies and an emerald in finely crafted gold mounts, the lid attached on one side with a delicate gold clasp, underside with undecorated rock crystal body. Literature: Jaffer 2013, pp.32,... [Lire la suite]
09 juillet 2019

A gem set jade hilted dagger (khanjar) with matching locket, Deccan, Central India, 1675-1725

 Lot 179. A gem set jade hilted dagger (Khanjar) with matching locket, Deccan, Central India, 1675-1725. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 162,500. © Christie's Images Ltd Set with rubies and emeralds, watered-steel blade; 15 ½ ins. (39.5 cm.) long; locket 1 5/8 ins. (4.1 cm.) long; 2 ins. (5.1 cm.) wide. Literature: Jaffer 2013, p.68, no.29. Exhibited: Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2015, p.91, no.42Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.127, no.98The... [Lire la suite]
24 juin 2019

An enamelled and gem set paan box, Hyderabad, Deccan, 1750-80

Lot 241. An enamelled and gem set paan box, Hyderabad, Deccan, 1750-80; 6 3/8 ins. (16.2 cm.) across. Estimate USD 250,000 - USD 350,000. Price realised USD 435,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The lid set with diamonds on an engraved gold ground covered in green enamel, the inside and base decorated with dense floral designs in green and blue enamel. Provenance: By repute, Nizams of HyderabadHabsburg Feldman, Geneva, 9 November 1987, lot 18Christie’s, London, 8 October 1997, lot... [Lire la suite]
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21 juin 2019

An enamelled and diamond-set suite of paan boxes, Hyderabad, Deccan, 1760-1780

Lot 240. An enamelled and diamond-set suite of paan boxes, Hyderabad, Deccan, 1760-1780. Estimate USD 400,000 - USD 600,000. Price realised USD 975,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Comprising a large container and eight smaller boxes on a fitted tray, all set with diamonds on a green enamel ground, the outer rim of the tray decorated in dark blue enamel, the interior of all boxes and base of tray are undecorated. Tray 13 ¾ x 11 3/8 ins. (35 x 29 cm.); largest box 4 3/8 x 2 3/8 x 2 1/8... [Lire la suite]
21 juin 2019

An enamelled and gem-set model of a parrot, Hyderabad, Deccan, circa 1775-1825

Lot 140. An enamelled and gem-set model of a parrot, Hyderabad, Deccan, circa 1775-1825; 8 ¾ ins. (22.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 350,000 - USD 500,000. Price realised USD 1,035,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Set with diamonds, rubies and emeralds and with a pendant emerald hanging from its beak, on a stand similarly decorated, base decorated with two central flowers in green and white enamel and four leaves in each corner. Provenance: Nizams of Hyderabad. Exhibited: The Miho Museum, Koka... [Lire la suite]
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17 avril 2019

A bird-form gem-set pendant, India, Deccan, 19th century

Lot 181. A bird-form gem-set pendant, India, Deccan, 19th century; 6.5 by 5cm. Estimate 18,000 — 25,000 GBP. Lot sold 22,500 GBP (26,087 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. rendered in the form of a bird with outstretched wings and tail feathers, the breast mounted with a diamond medallion, gold head and body set with cabochon gemstones, wings and tail feathers with drop-pendant pearls, suspension loop on each wing, simple gold reverse. Note: Pendants shaped in the form of... [Lire la suite]
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08 avril 2019

An important gem-set and enamelled turban ornament (sarpech), India, probably Deccan, 19th century

Lot 171. An important gem-set and enamelled turban ornament (sarpech), India, probably Deccan, 19th century. Estimate 120,000 — 180,000 GBP (139,296 - 208,944 EUR). Lot sold 350,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the openwork hinged body set with foiled diamonds and a large central octagonal carved emerald between four smaller carved emeralds, topped with a curling jigha and hanging spinel, the reverse with polychrome enamelled floral details... [Lire la suite]