26 octobre 2019

A Mughal jewelled jade and silver inlaid jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), India, 18th century

Lot 252. A Mughal jewelled jade and silver inlaid jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), India, 18th century; 40cm. length. Estimate: 14,000 - 18,000 GBP. Lot sold 17,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the light jade hilt carved and set with dark jade in a floral design with silver-inlaid stems and outlines, the double-edged watered steel tapering blade with central double-ridge, gold inscription and foliate designs at the forte. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 23 october 2019

26 octobre 2019

A large Mughal or Deccan carved jade bowl, India, circa 17th century

Lot 260. A large Mughal or Deccan carved jade bowl, India, circa 17th century; 7 by 17.7 by 13.8cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 37,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the nephrite jade carved as a polylobed deep bowl on a detailed petalled base with chrysanthum flowerhead, two stylised acanthus leaves emerging at each end. Note: Jade bowls with a natural curving body such as this one are typical of Mughal jades of the seventeenth century. “The Mughal love of natural forms marked by... [Lire la suite]
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19 octobre 2019

A gem set spinach-green jade hilted dagger, India, late 18th century and later

Lot 108. A gem set spinach-green jade hilted dagger, India, late 18th century and later; 12 ¾in. (32.5cm.) long. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000 (USD 12,850 - USD 19,275). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The waisted hilt of Ottoman design with gem set floral designs to the pommel and guard, the double-edged blade of watered steel, the forte with overlaid gold decoration within cusped medallion comprising floral motifs on one side and an Arabic inscription on the other, with red velvet covered wooden sheath. ... [Lire la suite]
19 octobre 2019

An enamelled and gem set gold spoon, probably Hyderabad, Deccan, India, 1800-1850

Lot 97. An enamelled and gem set gold spoon, probably Hyderabad, Deccan, India, 1800-1850; 4 ½ in. (11.4 cm.) long, ¾ in. (1.8 cm.) wide. Estimate GBP 50,000 - GBP 70,000 (USD 64,250 - USD 89,950). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  Set with diamonds and a large emerald, the sides and back decorated with green and red enamelled floral designs. Exhibited: The Miho Museum, Koka 2016, p.158, no,122Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.208, no.157The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p.231, no.159The Palace... [Lire la suite]
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19 octobre 2019

A small gem set gold pendant in the form of a bird, India, 18th century

Lot 95. A small gem set gold pendant in the form of a bird, India, 18th century; 1 3/8in. (3.3cm.) high. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000 (USD 38,550 - USD 64,250). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  Pear-shaped table-cut diamonds, cabochon and table-cut rubies, green and blue enamel back, gold.   Exhibited: Grand Palais, Paris 2017, pp. 186-87, no. 142The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p. 213, no. 145The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018, p. 235, no. 149de Young Legion of Honor, San Francisco... [Lire la suite]
19 octobre 2019

An oval gem set jade amulet, India, 17th-18th century

Lot 94. An oval gem set jade amulet, India, 17th-18th century; 1 in. (2.1 cm.) wide. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000 (USD 25,700 - USD 38,550). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  Arabic inscription from the Quar'an set with rubies, the reverse decorated with a four petal emerald flower with a central diamond.   Note: This beautiful ruby-inlaid jade talisman bears a popular extract from Qur'an XI, sura al-hud, part of v.88. This extract is often used on seals as a talisman,... [Lire la suite]
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24 août 2019

Art Gallery of South Australia presents its most expansive display of Islamic art

Installation view: No god but God: The art of Islam, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 2019; photo: Saul Steed. ADELAIDE.- From 24 August 2019, the Art Gallery of South Australia will present its largest and most expansive collection display of Islamic art to date. Spanning the past twelve centuries and including pivotal works from across the globe, No god but God: The art of Islam dissects the intimate connection between faith and art in Islam across the ages. Presented as part of the Adelaide Festival... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2019

A Mughal jade lobed bowl,India, circa 1700

Lot 361. A Mughal jade lobed bowl,India, circa 1700; 5 ¼ ins. (13.2cm.) wide. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The thin walls divided into six petal-shaped lobes converging in the centre of the bowl, the exterior finely carved in low relief floral designs, the base engraved in a flowerhead shape. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019
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14 août 2019

A gem set gold spoon, India, circa 1850-1875

Lot 205. A gem set gold spoon, India, circa 1850-1875; 8 ¼ ins. (21 cm.) long. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 Set with diamonds, foiled rubies and emeralds, the reverse fully gem set in dense floral patterns. Exhibited: Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p. 270, no. 202The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, pp. 286-87, no. 199The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018, p. 303, no. 203. Note: For a sword hilt of similar design, see lot 126. ... [Lire la suite]
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02 août 2019

An enamelled and diamond-set staff, India, 19th century

Lot 265. An enamelled and diamond-set staff, India, 19th century; 13 ins. (33 cm.) long. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 With flower and parrot finial, the candy-striped staff made in two pieces, end piece missing. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019