21 avril 2017

Jahangir offers jewels to Asaf Khan, India, Deccan, probably Golconda, late 17th century

Lot 126. Jahangir offers jewels to Asaf Khan, India, Deccan, probably Golconda, late 17th century. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's.  gouache with gold on paper, buff paper borders flecked with gold, reverse with a calligraphic exercise in black nast'aliq script on brown paper with wide green borders flecked with gold; painting: 40.5 by 56.8cm; with borders 44.8 by 59.6cm; calligraphic panel: 20.9 by 32.5cm. Note: This large painting is a late... [Lire la suite]

25 mars 2017

A Mughal gem-set ivory horse-head hilt, India, 17th century

Lot 188. A Mughal gem-set ivory horse-head hilt, India, 17th century. Estimate 18,000 — 25,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the carved ivory hilt of horse-head form with flowing, plaited mane to one side, eyes set in the kundan technique with rubies, inset turquoise stone at conjunction of bridle and mane, finely carved floral design on punched ground to base - 13.4cm.  Note: This sensitively carved horse-head hilt belongs to a group of carved ivory horse-head daggers... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2017

A Mughal diamond and gem-set jade hilt, India, 18th-19th century

Lot 190. A Mughal diamond and gem-set jade hilt, India, 18th-19th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the light green jade of pistol-grip form with rounded pommel and scroll quillons, decorated with colourful gemstones, including rubies and emeralds, in gold settings designed as flowering stems  - 13cm. height. Note: The shape of this type of jade-hilt, with a curved pommel, first appeared in the second half of the seventeenth century. This dating is also... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2017

A gem-set jade pendant, India, mid-19th century

Lot 200. A gem-set jade pendant, India, mid-19th century. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the light jade plaque set in the kundan technique with diamonds, emeralds and rubies designed as a fine floral spray, the top with horizontal drill hole, mounted with gold chain, fitted in a bespoke, velvet-lined box with 'Hamilton & Co.' insignia. Provenance: By repute, James Andrew Broun-Ramsay (1812-60), 1st Marquess of Dalhousie, Governor-General of India (1848-56).Thence by... [Lire la suite]
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23 mars 2017

A highly-important imperial Mughal spinel, India, dated 1024 AH/1615 AD and 1070 AH/1659 AD

Lot 191. A highly-important imperial Mughal spinel, inscribed with the names of emperors Jahangir, Prince Khurram and ‘Alamgir (Aurangzeb), India, dated 1024 AH/1615 AD and 1070 AH/1659 AD. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the pinkish stone weighing approximately 54.5 carats, incised with nasta'liq calligraphy, pierced through the centre and set with a later gold chain and hanging seed-pearl and metal-thread pendant, in bespoke velvet-lined box, with accompanying type-written... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2017

Van Gelder Traditional Indian Folk Jewellery, TEFAF Maastrich 2017, Stand 241

Guttapusal necklace,  India, Andhra Pradesh, probably Hyderabad, late 18th century © Van Gelder Traditional Indian Folk Jewellery Elaborate gold, made up of a series of eighty-three open, tubular elements, each set with a cabochon ruby or emerald and a natural pearl on top, alternated on either side with seven petal-shaped decoration and each set with a single diamond, ruby or emerald. Length 57 cm.  On either side of the center pendant is an oval-shaped element attached to the double tubular pendant, each... [Lire la suite]

12 mars 2017

Amir Mohtashemi Ltd at TEFAF Maastricht 217, Stand 239

A cast ewer, Deccan, India, early 16th century. Bronze. Height 38 cm © Amir Mohtashemi Ltd Provenance: Private collection, Europe  Literature: M. Zebrowski, Gold, Silver & Bronze from Mughal India, London 1997 Iznik dish, Turkey, 16th century. Pottery. Diameter 36 cm © Amir Mohtashemi Ltd Iznik tile, Turkey, second half of the 16th century. Pottery. 25 x 21.5 cm © Amir Mohtashemi Ltd Provenance: Private collection, UK ... [Lire la suite]
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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]
27 février 2017

Samina Inc. at Asia Week New York, 9-18 march 2017

Jewelled Jade Cup, Mughal or Deccan, India, 18th Century. Height: 5.9 cm. Top width: 3.6 cm © Samina Inc.  Carved Ruby Pendant, Probably Gujrat, Western India, 18th century. Gold, Silver, Ruby, Diamond and Pearl © Samina Inc.  Dagger (Katar), Deccan, probably Hyderabad or Bijapur, India, 16th Century. Steel, copper alloy and gold with blade of watered steel © Samina Inc.   Jade Bowl, Mughal or Deccan, India, 18th Century. Carved from... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2017

Alexis Renard at Asia Week New York, 9-18 march 2017

Monumental tombak ewer and basin, Ottoman Empire, Turkey, first half of the 19th century. Gilded copper (tombak) © Alexis Renard Important calligraphic Iznik tile, Turkey, Iznik, second half of 16th century, Ottoman Empire. Stonepaste with underglaze painted decoration. 26.5 x 27.5 cm © Alexis Renard Portrait of Ranbir Singh, India, probably Lahore, mid-19th century. Ink, pigments and gold on paper. 12 x 8.7 inches (30.5 x 22 cm) © Alexis Renard  Portrait of an... [Lire la suite]