11 avril 2022

A gem-set and enamelled turban ornament (sarpech), India, late 19th-early 20th century

Lot 131. A gem-set and enamelled turban ornament (sarpech), India, late 19th-early 20th century; 13.5 by 9.5cm. Lot sold: 88,200 GBP (Estimate: 50,000 - 80,000 GBP). © Sotheby's 2022 the openwork hinged body set with foiled diamonds and a large central carved emerald, topped with a curling jigha and hanging emeralds, a row of pearls running along the upper border, the reverse with polychrome enamelled floral details, suspension cords with seed pearls. Provenance: Ex-Patiala Collection, by... [Lire la suite]

25 octobre 2021

Musée des Arts Décoratifs opens 'Cartier and Islamic Art: In Search of Modernity'

PARIS.- From October 21st, 2021 to February 20th, 2022, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris presents ‘Cartier and Islamic Art: In Search of Modernity’, co-organized by the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, and the Dallas Museum of Art, with the exceptional collaboration of the Musée du Louvre and the support of Cartier. This exhibition shows the influence of Islamic Art on the high jewellery Maison Cartier in its design of jewellery and precious objects from the beginning of the 20th century to the present... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2021

A diamond-set enamelled gold necklace, India, 19th-20th Century

Lot 104. A diamond-set enamelled gold necklace, India, 19th-20th Century; 24 cm. long approx.; 207g. Est: £6,000 - £8,000. Sold: 5 500 £. Courtesy Bonhams comprising fifteen openwork elements of floral form, set with diamonds, each surmounted by a pearl, pendant diamond-set gold elements of teardrop form to lower edge and pearl and bead fringe, the reverse decorated in polychrome enamel with floral sprays and perching birds. Provenance: Private UK collection, acquired at Mansur Galleries, Al Ghurair... [Lire la suite]
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14 avril 2021

An emerald and diamond-set enamelled gold necklace, India, late 19th-early 20th century

Lot 46. An emerald and diamond-set enamelled gold necklace, India, late 19th-early 20th century; 6 ½in. (16.5cm.) wide. Estimate GBP 12,000 - GBP 18,000. Price realised GBP 13,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021. Set with a row of emeralds carved in the form of leaves and flanked by small foil-backed diamonds around a central emerald cabochon, a row of small emerald beads above, and a row of emerald beads suspended below, the reverse enamelled in red, white and green with flowers,... [Lire la suite]
02 février 2021

SÃO ROQUE at BRAFA 2021

Aquamanile. Chimera-shaped aquamanile; a donkey´s head, female torso, lion’s feet and a fishlike tail. Portuguese faience, Lisbon, first half 17th century. H 26.5 cm. SÃO ROQUE at BRAFA 2021 Provenance: J.T. collection, Lisbon.  Similar pieces of the same period recorded in European museums (V & A Museum in London, MNAA in Lisbon, Angewandte Kunst Museum in Frankfurt, Kunst und Gewerbe Museum in Hamburg)     Jewellery box, Singhalese-Portuguese, mid-17th century. Ivory and... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2020

A carved jade archer's thumb ring, India, 17th century

Lot 140. A carved jade archer's thumb ring, India, 17th century; 4.6cm. max. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 7,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's of pale green jade and characteristic form, carved with a full-face lotus blossom flanked by undulated leafy stems each terminating in a lotus blossom.  Provenance: Acquired in London in 1984. Sotheby's. The Sven Gahlin Collection, London, 06 oct. 2015

17 mars 2020

A diamond and emerald-set enamelled bracelet, India, 19th-20th century

Lot 204. A diamond and emerald-set enamelled bracelet, India, 19th-20th century; 7cm. height; upper motif: 4.2cm. width. Estimate: 12,000 - 18,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. the openwork foliate-form settings set in the kundan technique with emeralds and rose and table-cut diamonds on linked band, underside and thick edges with polychrome enamels featuring floral motifs, screw pin to fasten. Provenance: Previously property of an Indian maharani. Private collection, UK, since the early 1970s. Note:... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2020

A gem-set and enamelled pendant necklace, India, 19th-20th century and later

Lot 203. A gem-set and enamelled pendant necklace, India, 19th-20th century and later; 62cm. max. length. Estimate: 12,000 - 18,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. designed as a gem-set floral arrangement from which rows of seed-pearls connect to an openwork crescent-form hinged panel with hanging details and seed-pearl and bead fringe, reverse in polychrome enamel, with hook above for fastening. Provenance: Previously property of an Indian maharani. Private collection, UK, since the early 1970s. ... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2020

A jewelled head ornament (jhumar) with seed-pearls, India, Lucknow, 19th-20th century

Lot 202. A jewelled head ornament (jhumar) with seed-pearls, India, Lucknow, 19th-20th century; 15cm. height. Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. designed as a gem-set floral arrangement from which rows of seed-pearls connect to an openwork crescent-form hinged panel with hanging details and seed-pearl and bead fringe, reverse in polychrome enamel, with hook above for fastening. Provenance: Previously property of an Indian maharani. Private collection, UK, since the early 1970s. ... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2020

A pair of gem-set and enamelled bracelets with makara-heads, India, 19th-20th century

Lot 201. A pair of gem-set and enamelled bracelets with makara-heads, India, 19th-20th century; each: 8.5cm. diam. Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. the hinged clasps rendered in the form of two confronting makaras or serpents with pink-gem tongues, set with diamonds in the kundan technique on a green and red enamel ground, the interiors with white enamel and gold bands. Provenance: Previously property of an Indian maharani. Private collection, UK, since the early 1970s. ... [Lire la suite]