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]
17 mars 2020

A gem-set and enamelled anklet converted into a necklace, India, 19th-20th century and later

Lot 200. A gem-set and enamelled anklet converted into a necklace, India, 19th-20th century and later; 20cm. max. diam. Estimate: 10,000 - 12,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. comprising an anklet composed of linked panels each set with a diamond on a green-enamel ground with enamel flower to reverse, topped with pearl fringe and hanging spinels, transformed into a necklace with cord for fastening. Provenance: Previously property of an Indian maharani. Private collection, UK, since the early 1970s. ... [Lire la suite]

17 mars 2020

A diamond and carved emerald enamelled necklace, India, 19th-20th century

Lot 198. A diamond and carved emerald enamelled necklace, India, 19th-20th century; 14.6cm. height; 12cm. max. width. Estimate: 18,000 - 22,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. comprising linked petal-form diamond-set drops with large pendant featuring a central carved emerald, reverse with polychrome enamelling,with fastening string. Provenance: Previously property of an Indian maharani. Private collection, UK, since the early 1970s. Sotheby's. ARTS OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD AND INDIA INCLUDING FINE... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2020

A pair of gem-set and pearl pendant earrings, India, 19th-20th century

Lot 197. A pair of gem-set and pearl pendant earrings, India, 19th-20th century; each: 10.2cm. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. each designed with a flowerhead set with a spinel in the centre surrounded by petal-form diamonds in the kundan technique, with a hanging cresent-form foliate pendant and seed-pearl fringes, reverse with polychrome enamel, adapted with fastening pin and hook. Provenance: Previously property of an Indian maharani. Private collection, UK, since the... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2020

A pair of gem-set emerald earrings, India, 19th-20th century

Lot 196. A pair of gem-set emerald earrings, India, 19th-20th century; each: 10cm. Estimate: 10,000 - 12,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. each with a central rose-cut round emerald further set with gemstones, including diamonds and rubies set in the kundan technique, hanging from a carved leaf, polychrome enamel to reverse and adapted with pin and hook for fastening to ears. Provenance: Previously property of an Indian maharani. Private collection, UK, since the early 1970s. Note: Mughal emeralds... [Lire la suite]
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17 mars 2020

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

Lot 195. A diamond and carved emerald-set enamelled necklace, India, 19th-20th century; 23cm. height; 15cm. max. diam. Estimate: 25,000 - 35,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. featuring a large carved emerald pendant set within a foliate frame, with articulated openwork metal settings designed as flowerheads, set with diamonds, polychrome enamelling to reverse with floral details, metal thread string with seed pearl terminals. Provenance: Previously property of an Indian maharani. ... [Lire la suite]