28 juillet 2019

A Mughal embellished celadon jade quatrefoil box and cover, India, 19th century

Lot 294. A Mughal embellished celadon jade quatrefoil box and cover, India, 19th century; 7.2cm., 2 ¾ in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 6,250 GBP. © Sotheby's the straight sides divided into four lobes, richly inlaid in gold with foliate scrolls, the domed cover similarly decorated with stylised floral sprays around a flowerhead with a garnet-inset centre, the stone of an even pale celadon tone. Provenance: A Danish Royal Family Collection. Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]

28 juillet 2019

A jeweled jade plaque, India, circa 1800

Lot 202. A jeweled jade plaque, India, circa 1800; ¾ x ¾ in. (2.1 x 2.1 cm.). Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 31,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Lion and sun motif set with rubies, emeralds and rock-crystal, the reverse undecorated.  Literature: Jaffer 2013, p. 92, no. 6. Note: The lion and sun motif is a heraldic symbol associated with the Safavid and Qajar rulers of Iran and alludes to a possible Shi'a patron. This jeweled plaque is thought to have been worn by... [Lire la suite]
25 juillet 2019

A Mughal celadon jade ‘half gourd’ cup, India, 19th century

Lot 298. A Mughal celadon jade ‘half gourd’ cup, India, 19th century; 11.4cm., 4 ½ in. Estimate 10,000 - 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 26,250 GBP. © Sotheby's the scalloped cup naturalistically carved in the form of a half gourd, the sides tapering and curving towards the curled leafy stem handle, all raised on a splayed foot formed by a six-petalled flowerhead, the stone of a translucent pale celadon tone with darker inclusions. Provenance: A Scottish Noble Family Collection ... [Lire la suite]
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24 juillet 2019

An enamelled and gem set huqqa mouthpiece, India, 19th century

Lot 74. An enamelled and gem set huqqa mouthpiece, India, 19th century; 6 ¼ ins. (16 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Set with diamonds, rubies and emeralds. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019
22 juillet 2019

An emerald-set gold flask, India, circa 1800

Lot 320. An emerald-set gold flask, India, circa 1800; 2 ½ ins. (6.2cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 56,250 © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 With green enamelled foot and collar, the top of the stopper set with a pavé diamond, the base covered in green enamel. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019
21 juillet 2019

A gem-set gold powder horn, India, circa 1850-1920

Lot 51. A gem-set gold powder horn, India, circa 1850-1920. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 60,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Set with diamonds, rubies and emeralds, eyes set with agates, removable mouth plug, lid in shape of a flowerhead set with a large central ruby; 7 ¼ ins. (18.5 cm.) long. Exhibited: Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.217, no.203The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p.286, no.198The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018, p.302, no.202. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal... [Lire la suite]

21 juillet 2019

A gem set jade archer’s ring, India, 1750-1800

Lot 15. A gem set jade archer’s ring, India, 1750-1800. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 60,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Set with diamonds, rubies and emeralds; ¾ in. (2.1 cm.) high; 1 1/8 ins.(2.9 cm.) wide; 1 5/8 ins. (4.1 cm.) deep Literature: Jaffer 2013, p.186, no.50 Exhibited: Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2015, p.93, no.44Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.106, no.77The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p.131, no.80The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018, p.156, no.84. Christie's. Maharajas... [Lire la suite]
17 juillet 2019

A diamond-set gold and emerald huqqa mouthpiece, India, circa 1920

Lot 72. A diamond-set gold and emerald huqqa mouthpiece, India, circa 1920;4 ins. (10 cm.) long. Estimate USD 70,000 - USD 100,000. Price realised USD 87,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Provenance: Nizams of Hyderabad. Note: This example illustrates the influence of European jewelry designs and techniques in 20th century Indian gem set objects. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019
16 juillet 2019

A gem set jade-hilted dagger with scabbard, India, circa 1700

Lot 380. A gem set jade-hilted dagger with scabbard, India, circa 1700; 15 ¼ ins. (38.8 cm.) long. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 112,500. Christie's Images Ltd 2019  Set with diamonds, rubies and emeralds, watered-steel blade, the scabbard with enamelled locket and chape. Provenance: By repute, Maharaja of Indore. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019
16 juillet 2019

Shah Jahan presents jewels to a princess, Delhi, India, 18th century

Lot 385. Shah Jahan presents jewels to a princess, Delhi, India, 18th century. Opaque pigments and gold on paper, on floral illuminated album leaf within gold illuminated borders, the reverse with a calligraphic panel with two lines of Persian poetry in nasta'liq. Painting 9 ¼ x 6 7/8 ins. (23.5 x 17.4 cm.); folio 20 ¾ x 14 ¾ ins. (52.5 x 37.5 cm.); calligraphic panel 10 ¾ x 6 7/8 ins. (27.2 x 17.7 cm.). Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 112,500. Christie's... [Lire la suite]