14 juillet 2019

A gem set dagger (pesh-kabz) with enamelled gold scabbard dagger, India, second half 18th century; sheath probably Hyderabad, Si

Lot 373. A gem set dagger (pesh-kabz) with enamelled gold scabbard dagger, India, second half 18th century; sheath probably Hyderabad, Sindh, circa 1800. Scabbard 14 ½ ins. (37 cm.) long.Blade 11 ½ ins. (29.2 cm.) long. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 118,750. Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The hilt enamelled and set with diamonds, watered steel blade, the scabbard with enamelled designs of animals and huntsmen on both sides, jeweled attachment with a large citrine... [Lire la suite]

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]
25 juin 2019

A diamond set and enamelled gold covered bowl and stand, Hyderabad, India, 1790-1810

Lot 139. A diamond set and enamelled gold covered bowl and stand, Hyderabad, India, 1790-1810. Bowl and cover 5 ¼ ins. (13.3 cm.) high; 3 ½ ins. (9 cm.) diam.; stand 8 ¼ ins. (21 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 300,000 - USD 500,000. Price realised USD 350,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The cover with a square cabochon foiled ruby finial, the underside of the cover engraved with radiating lobes flanking a lion rampant in floral meander border, the interior of the bowl with a stylised... [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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09 janvier 2018

'Centuries of Opulence: Jewels of India'. Unique exhibit at GIA in Carlsbad, California

“Centuries of Opulence: Jewels of India” features 50 lavish, historical jewelry pieces on loan from a private collection that have rarely been seen in public. Showcasing more than 300 years of adornment in India, the exhibit explores the original sources of the diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires and other gems decorating these pieces, their religious and cultural symbolism, the wars fought for them and the historical tradition of gemology - the study of gems - in India. Krishna Pendant, South India, early 20th century. Diamond,... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2017

Runjeet Singh at Asia Week New York, 9-18 march 2017

Bejeweled Dagger, India-Turkey, 17th-18th century. Overall 445mm. Blade 320mm © Runjeet Singh Tibetan Four-Mirror Armour, Tibet, 19th century. Steel, Gilt copper, leather. Front plate 7.5 in diameter © Runjeet Singh Votive Steel and Gold Trident, Tibet, 18th-19th Century. Steel with applied gold and a contemporary red blood wooden shaft. Length: 17 inches (430 mm) © Runjeet Singh Iron Cuirass body-armor, Hyderabad, Deccan, India, 16th-17th Century. Height... [Lire la suite]
25 novembre 2015

"Bejewelled Treasures: The Al Thani Collection" on view at the Victoria & Albert Museum

LONDON.- The earliest known example of Mughal jade; spectacularly large spinels inscribed with the names of emperors from the Mughal treasuries; a jewelled gold tiger’s head finial from the throne of the famed Tipu Sultan of Mysore and a dazzling brooch inspired by Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes made in Paris in 1910 are among the treasures on public display for the first time in the UK, as part of the V&A’s new exhibition Bejewelled Treasures: The Al Thani Collection.  Gold finial from Tipu Sultan’s throne, 1790 –... [Lire la suite]
27 mai 2014

Tibarumals Jewellers, Hyderabad. Zambian emerald, Mozambican ruby and diamond necklace

Tibarumals Jewellers, Hyderabad. Zambian emerald, Mozambican ruby and diamond necklace set in 18-karat white gold. Zambian emerald 29.52 carats. Zambian emerald beads 72.51 carats. Zambian emerald briolette 21.33 carats. Mozambican rubies 11.50 carats. Diamonds 19.86 carats. Estimate: UD$ : 77,000 – 93,000 “The instinctive joy of a clear spring morning is captured in this timeless monument to beauty. Keeping the balance of elegance and exuberance intact, this necklace, studded with Zambian emeralds and Mozambican rubies, is a... [Lire la suite]