17 avril 2019

A diamond-set and enamelled torque (hasli) with pearl fringe, India, Jaipur, 19th century

Lot 182. A diamond-set and enamelled torque (hasli) with pearl fringe, India, Jaipur, 19th century; 16.5cm. diam. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. of rigid ovoid from, with an applied diamond-set, foil-backed rosette to the centre, the upper side decorated with diamond flowerheads and leaves reserved against a blue enamelled ground, the reverse decorated in red, green, white and blue enamels with flowerheads and birds, the edge bordered with pearls. Note: Mughal... [Lire la suite]

17 avril 2019

A bird-form gem-set pendant, India, Deccan, 19th century

Lot 181. A bird-form gem-set pendant, India, Deccan, 19th century; 6.5 by 5cm. Estimate 18,000 — 25,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. rendered in the form of a bird with outstretched wings and tail feathers, the breast mounted with a diamond medallion, gold head and body set with cabochon gemstones, wings and tail feathers with drop-pendant pearls, suspension loop on each wing, simple gold reverse. Note: Pendants shaped in the form of eagles with outstretched wings appear... [Lire la suite]
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08 avril 2019

An important gem-set and enamelled turban ornament (sarpech), India, probably Deccan, 19th century

Lot 171. An important gem-set and enamelled turban ornament (sarpech), India, probably Deccan, 19th century. Estimate 120,000 — 180,000 GBP (139,296 - 208,944 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the openwork hinged body set with foiled diamonds and a large central octagonal carved emerald between four smaller carved emeralds, topped with a curling jigha and hanging spinel, the reverse with polychrome enamelled floral details and birds, compartment for jigha,... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2019

A bronze figure of Devi, India, probably Orissa, 17th century or later

Lot 1105. A bronze figure of Devi, India, probably Orissa, 17th century or later; 10 ¾ in. (27 cm.) high, 12 ½ in. (31.2 cm.) high with tang. Estimate: USD 1,500 - USD 2,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Standing with the right leg crossed over the left, clad in a short dhoti and adorned with armlets and necklaces, the round face with large almond-shaped eyes and flanked by circular earrings, the hair arranged in a short bun suspending a long tassel down the back, softwood stand. ... [Lire la suite]
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20 février 2019

A silver-inlaid bronze figure of Ganesha, India, Himachal Pradesh, 10th-11th century

Lot 1101. A silver-inlaid bronze figure of Ganesha, India, Himachal Pradesh, 10th-11th century; 5 ¾ in. (14.5 cm.) high. Estimate: US$40,000 - US$60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Seated in lalitasana on the backs of two addorsed lions, holding his broken tusk and a bowl of sweets in his primary hands and a goad and a noose in the others, adorned with a sacred thread across his prominent belly, his elephant-form head surmounted by a foliate tiara, all backed by a conjoined nimbus and... [Lire la suite]
27 janvier 2019

A large portrait of Umar Sheikh Mirza of Ferghana, India, Deccan, probably Golconda, circa 1700

Lot 128. A large portrait of Umar Sheikh Mirza of Ferghana, India, Deccan, probably Golconda, circa 1700, gouache with gold on paper, inscribed on reverse in black ink in Persian 'Sheikh Umar', in Devenagari  in red ink 'Umar Shyk…', and in black ink in Dutch 'Ommer Sjeigh varder van hamaon', framed; 42.8 by 27.2cm. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 GBP. Lot sold 18,750 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2017. Provenance: From an album probably commissioned in India by a Dutch traveller circa 1700.Sold... [Lire la suite]
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27 janvier 2019

A large portrait of Emperor Alamgir (Aurangzeb) at the age of sixty, India, Deccan, probably Golconda, circa 1700

Lot 127. A large portrait of Emperor Alamgir (Aurangzeb) at the age of sixty, India, Deccan, probably Golconda, circa 1700, gouache with gold on paper, inscribed on reverse in ink in Persian 'Aurangzeb' and in Latin 'Arangseeb etatis sue: 60 an', framed, 42.9 by 27.5cm. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 GBP. Lot sold 18,750 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2017. Provenance: From an album probably commissioned in India by a Dutch traveller circa 1700.Sold in these rooms  13/14 April 1976, lot... [Lire la suite]
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19 janvier 2019

A gem-set and enamelled agate box, India, 19th century

Lot 255. A gem-set and enamelled agate box, India, 19th century; 5.5 by 9.7 by 7cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 37,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2016. of rectangular form, composed of agate plaques each set in the kundan technique with colourful gemstones including diamonds and rubies, in a floral design, with polychrome enamel borders and round feet, in custom silk-lined box. Note: The technique for juxtaposing semiprecious stones into others, such as agate,... [Lire la suite]
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29 décembre 2018

Christophe Hioco at BRAFA 2019, Stand 132a

Standing Bodhisattva, Ancient region of Gandhara (Northern Pakistan), 3rd–4th century. Schist. H 61 cm. © Christophe Hioco at BRAFA 2019, Stand 132a.  Provenance: private collection, Hawaii, USA; Sotheby's, New York, 2000. Buddha head, Thailand, Sukhothai Kingdom, 14th-early 15th century. Bronze. H 35 cm. © Christophe Hioco at BRAFA 2019, Stand 132a. Provenance: private collection, Italy, since the 1980s   Viṣṇu, India, Pāla Dynasty, circa 11th... [Lire la suite]
30 septembre 2018

A rare Mughal carved emerald, India, 17th-18th century

Lot 179. A rare Mughal carved Colombian emerald, India, 17th-18th century; 2.8 by 0.7cm. Est: £25,000 - £35,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. the front carved with three flowers emanating from a stem, the bevelled edge carved with a chevron design, reverse with a similar three foliate stem motif. Accompanied by Gemological Certification Services, London, numbered 78162-43, dated 14 June 2018, stating that the emerald is of Colombian origin, with indications of significant clarity enhancement. Cracks... [Lire la suite]
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