19 avril 2016

A Mughal or Ottoman jade archer's ring, India or Turkey, 17th-18th century

Lot 155. A Mughal or Ottoman jade archer's ring, India or Turkey, 17th-18th century. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's.  of characteristic form, composed of a light green jade inlaid with gold scrolling palmettes with two stylised birds, inset green gemstone, engraved geometric design to interior; 4cm.  Note: Of beautiful quality, this jade archer's ring finds parallels in a number of museum collections, including the Topkapi Saray Museum, Istanbul, inv. no TKS: 2/83 and... [Lire la suite]

16 avril 2016

A gem-set silver-gilt huqqa base, India, early 18th century

Lot 141. A gem-set silver-gilt huqqa base, India, early 18th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP (25,342 - 38,013 EUR) . Photo Sotheby's of bulbous form surmounted by an everted ridged neck, chased and engraved with floral stems within arched panels, the petals and leaves set with rubies and emeralds; 17cm. height.  Note: A huqqa base decorated in the same technique, with a floral pattern chased in relief but without any gemstones, is in the Al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait National... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2016

A gem-set gilt-metal casket with bird-head finial, India, 19th century

Lot 148. A gem-set gilt-metal casket with bird-head finial, India, 19th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP (25,342 - 38,013 EUR) . Photo Sotheby's of domed cylindrical form, wholly set with cut rubies, emeralds and diamonds, the four short feet designed as animal paws, the finial in the form of a parrot or falcon head, the cover fitted to the base with twist-lock opening smoothly to reveal plain interior; 7.5cm. height. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 20 Apr 2016, 10:30 AM... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2016

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

Lot 136. A Mughal gem-set ivory horse head-hilted dagger, India, 17th century. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP (50,684 - 76,026 EUR) . Photo Sotheby's the carved ivory hilt of horse-head form with flowing mane to one side, eyes and bridle set in the kundan technique with rubies, a row of turquoise stones set down the mane, finely carved floral design to base, the gently curved double-edged watered-steel blade with faint central ridge, gold-overlaid inscriptions at forte; 44.5cm.  ... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2016

A Mughal carved marine ivory-hilted dagger, India, dated 1028 AH/1618 AD

Lot 133. A Mughal carved marine ivory-hilted dagger, India, dated 1028 AH/1618 AD. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP (25,342 - 38,013 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. the waisted marine-ivory hilt carved with vertical flutes, the double-edged watered-steel blade with central ridge, with gold-inlaid inscriptions surrounded by fine floral vines - 32cm.  Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 20 Apr 2016, 10:30 AM
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09 avril 2016

A fine and rare Mughal jade-hilted horse head dagger with flaming pearls, India, 17th century

Lot 144. A fine and rare Mughal jade-hilted horse head dagger with flaming pearls, India, 17th century. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 GBP (76,026 - 101,368 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. the curved double-edged watered-steel blade with central ridge and chiselling at the forte, the hilt of pale green stone with grey inclusions, the pommel expressively rendered in the shape of a whinnying horse's head, the mane descending to one side, with intricately carved cloudbands and flaming pearls... [Lire la suite]
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09 avril 2016

An exceptional dagger, Turkey, 16th century, with Mughal jade hilt, India, 17th-18th century

Lot 158. An exceptional dagger with fine openwork gold-inlaid steel blade with inscriptions, Turkey, 16th century, with Mughal jade hilt, India, 17th-18th century. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 GBP (253,420 — 380,130 EUR). Photo Sotheby's the double-edged blade gently curved with a swelled tip, with central open-worked groove, the raised panel at the forte decorated on one side with gold-inlaid scrolling flowers, decorated en-suite at the tip of the blade, two lines of inscriptions... [Lire la suite]
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05 avril 2016

Bonhams to offer Indian royal family's treasure at its Indian and Islamic sale in London

Lot 292. A diamond, ruby and emerald-set gold 'manga malai' necklace, Tamil Nadu, South India, 19th Century. Estimate £50,000 - 70,000 (€63,000 - 88,000). Photo: Bonhams.  LONDON.- International auction house Bonhams is to offer a collection of jewels belonging to an Indian royal family at its Indian and Islamic sale at Bonhams New Bond Street on Tuesday 19th April. The family, who are based in the UK and wish to remain anonymous, will be parting with a number of treasures that have been in... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2016

An exceptional Imperial Mughal-style white jade 'ram's' cup, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

Lot 3015, An exceptional Imperial Mughal-style white jade 'ram's' cup, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. Estimate 8,000,000 — 12,000,000 HKD (916,783 - 1,375,175 EUR). Photo Sotheby's the lustrous and even white stone exquisitely worked in the form of a lobed floral bloom with delicate rounded walls rising steeply from the foot, one side elegantly tapering into an openwork handle modelled in the form of a ram's head depicted turned to one side, the beast sensitively... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2016

Christie's Asian Art Week totals US$37.2 million

  Lot 1425, A large cast and repousse gilt-bronze figure of eleven-headed Avalokiteshvara, Qianlong period. Estimate $100,000 - $150,000. Price Realised $2,853,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s concluded its Spring Asian Art Week with a combined total of $37,239,438 (£25,724,757 /€33,046,995/ HK$288,779,460) achieved over four days of eight sales, March 15-18. SALE RESULTS: The Van der Wee Collection of Himalayan Paintings March 15,... [Lire la suite]