30 avril 2015

A superb pair of antique emerald bangles

A superb pair of antique emerald bangles, 1900s, India. Estimate CHF1,500,000 – CHF2,000,000 ($1,573,871 - $2,098,495). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each set with twenty-three graduated rectangular-cut emeralds, in a raised openwork scrolling gold mount, 1900s, India, inner circumference 16.2 cm, each in a red leather fitted case bearing the initial 'B'  Accompanied by report no. 79094 dated 18 March 2015 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that the 46 emeralds are of Colombian... [Lire la suite]
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21 avril 2015

A Mughal gem-set ivory Archer's Ring; and a Mughal jade Archer's Ring, India, 18th-19th Century

A Mughal gem-set ivory Archer's Ring; and a Mughal jade Archer's Ring, India, 18th-19th Century. Estimate £2,500 - 3,000 (€3,500 - 4,200). Photo Bonhams. each of typical form; the ivory ring with tapering protruding front, set with rubies, emeralds and diamonds in gold in the form of a floral spray; the jade ring of pale green colour, carved in low relief with floral and foliate motifs - ivory ring 4.4 cm., jade ring 4 cm. (length)(2) Bonhams. ISLAMIC AND INDIAN ART, 21 Apr 2015 10:30 BST... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2015

A 'Hindustan' carved jade bowl, India, 18th-19th Century

A 'Hindustan' carved jade bowl, India, 18th-19th Century. Estimate £5,000 - 7,000 (€6,900 - 9,700). Photo Bonhams. of deep rounded form with sides rising to flaring rim, on short circular foot in the form of lobed petals surrounding a flower head, the sides thinly carved with a frieze of cartouches filled with floral sprays within narrow borders of foliate motifs, the semi-translucent stone with dark inclusions, in later fitted box - 15 cm. diameter of rim, 5.8 cm. height Provenance: Collection of Imre... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2015

A gem-set jade and rock crystal Back Scratcher, India, 18th-19th Century

A gem-set jade and rock crystal Back Scratcher, India, 18th-19th Century. Estimate £8,000 - 12,000 (€11,000 - 17,000). Photo Bonhams. in the form of a hand made of spinach jade bearing gem-set rings on thumb and the little finger and a gem-set flower on the back, tapering to a long cylindrical shaft, the top jade section with carved leaves and gem-set bands, the central section of rock crystal carved with a repetitive lattice pattern, the lower section of jade with a similar lattice pattern with gem-set borders... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2015

A Mughal jade-hilted dagger with watered-steel blade, India, 18th century

A Mughal jade-hilted dagger with watered-steel blade, India, 18th century. Estimate 5,495 - 8,242 EUR. Photo courtesy Sotheby's. the spinach jade pistol-grip hilt carved with leafy fronds highlighted with gold leaf, the watered-steel double-edged blade swelled at the tip, with central ridge - 39.5cm. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, Londres, 22 avr. 2015, 10:30 AM
13 avril 2015

A Mughal ivory powder horn, India, 17th-18th century

A Mughal ivory powder horn, India, 17th-18th century. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's composed of two joined sections of tusk, worked in relief and in the round with hunting quadrupeds and birds, each side with gazelle heads, one emerging from the mouth of a tiger, the others carved in mirror-form, a spring-action levered steel stopper attached to top - 28.5cm.  Note: This powder horn forms part of a group of imaginatively and ornately-decorated carved flasks produced in... [Lire la suite]


13 avril 2015

An eagle-shaped gem-set pendant, India, Deccan, 18th century, with later pearl chain

An eagle-shaped gem-set pendant, India, Deccan, 18th century, with later pearl chain. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's in the form of an eagle with outstretched wings and tail feathers, the gold body set with rubies and emeralds, featuring a lasque-cut diamond medallion on the breast, the ruby beak, wings and tail feathers with attached drop-pendant pearls and rubies, the reverse incised with plumage details, loops attaching later pearl suspension chain; 48cm. total... [Lire la suite]
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13 avril 2015

A celadon jade pouring vessel, India, Mughal, 17th-18th century

A celadon jade pouring vessel, India, Mughal, 17th-18th century. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's the carved jade bowl set with a pair of ear-shaped handles carved with leaves and a long spout, on a short slightly everted foot, the polished stone of a pale celadon tone - 6.7cm. height; 18cm. diam. Notes: This elegant jade vessel, with its thin translucent body, suggests that it was the product of Hindustani jade carvers working in Mughal India. Such jades became... [Lire la suite]
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13 avril 2015

A finely-carved jade pot, India, Mughal, 18th century

A finely-carved jade pot, India, Mughal, 18th century. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's of deep round form with two small scroll-handles, decorated on the exterior with finely carved acanthus leaf pattern, on a petalled base with flowerhead motif, the interior featuring a carved floral blossom; 13.5cm. max. diam. Notes: Vessels of this deep round form with carved acanthus leaves and floral medallions influenced Chinese artisans during the Qing dynasty in the eighteenth century who... [Lire la suite]
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13 avril 2015

Emperor Farrukhsiyar Enthroned, India, Mughal, circa 1715, and Lucknow, third quarter 18th century

Emperor Farrukhsiyar Enthroned, India, Mughal, circa 1715, and Lucknow, third quarter 18th century. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. gouache with gold on paper, innner borders of blue paper with gold foliate scrolls; narrow outer border (trimmed) of gold-flecked cream paper; painting: 35 by 23.2cm. leaf: 38 by 28.1cm. Notes: This elegant portrait of Emperor Farrukhsiyar (r.1713-19) is notable for the fine quality of the painting throughout, especially the carpet, clothing,... [Lire la suite]