15 juillet 2019

A gem set rock crystal beaker, India, second half 19th century

Lot 319. A gem set rock crystal beaker, India, second half 19th century; 3 ins. (7.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 112,500. Christie's Images Ltd 2019  Carved from a single piece of crystal, set with diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and sapphires in gold kundan, inscribed with a Persian couplet on the base.  Provenance: By repute, Nizams of Hyderabad. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal... [Lire la suite]

15 juillet 2019

An enamelled and gem set gold spoon, Jaipur or Bikaner, India, 1825-1875

Lot 215. An enamelled and gem set gold spoon, Jaipur or Bikaner, India, 1825-1875; 5 3/8 ins. (13.7 cm.) long; bowl ¾ in. (1.9 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 112,500. Christie's Images Ltd 2019  Set with diamonds, rubies, and a pearl finial, the back of the neck decorated with a peacock design in enamel, the ruby set in the bowl of the spoon is decorated with a bow design in red enamel on gold, the entire handle is enamelled.  ... [Lire la suite]
14 juillet 2019

A gem set dagger (pesh-kabz) with enamelled gold scabbard dagger, India, second half 18th century; sheath probably Hyderabad, Si

Lot 373. A gem set dagger (pesh-kabz) with enamelled gold scabbard dagger, India, second half 18th century; sheath probably Hyderabad, Sindh, circa 1800. Scabbard 14 ½ ins. (37 cm.) long.Blade 11 ½ ins. (29.2 cm.) long. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 118,750. Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The hilt enamelled and set with diamonds, watered steel blade, the scabbard with enamelled designs of animals and huntsmen on both sides, jeweled attachment with a large citrine... [Lire la suite]
13 juillet 2019

A deer-headed jade-hilted dagger, India, second half 17th century

Lot 190. A deer-headed jade-hilted dagger, India, second half 17th century; 13 5/8 ins. (34.7 cm.) long. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  Watered-steel blade, rain guard signed and dated. Provenance: By repute Spink and Son, London, Stuart Cary Welch, sold Sotheby’s, London, 6 April 2011, lot 106.   Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019
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12 juillet 2019

The procession of the Emperor Akbar Shah II through Delhi, Delhi, India, circa 1825

Lot 146. The procession of the Emperor Akbar Shah II through Delhi, Delhi, India, circa 1825; 75 x 6 3/8 ins. (190.5 x 16.3 cm. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 131,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  Opaque pigments and gold on paper, the various participants in the procession identified below in nasta'liq in ink with English pencil translations, plain cream back, constructed from three sheets of paper. Exhibited: Château de Fontainebleau,... [Lire la suite]
12 juillet 2019

A sword (talwar) with scabbard and associated gem-encrusted locket and chape, India, 19th century

Lot 79. A sword (talwar) with scabbard and associated gem-encrusted locket and chape, India, 19th century. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 131,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The sword hilt enamelled and set with diamonds, rubies and spinals, watered-steel blade, the locket and chape set with diamonds, rubies, spinals and emeralds, some colored gems foilbacked. Sword 37 7/8 ins. (88.5 cm.) long; locket 9 ins. (22.8 cm.) long; chape 8 5/8 ins. (22 cm.) long. ... [Lire la suite]
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11 juillet 2019

A gem set jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), possibly Lucknow, India, circa 1775-1790

Lot 180. A gem set jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), possibly Lucknow, India, circa 1775-1790; 15 3/8 ins. (39.2 cm.) long. Estimate USD 120,000 - USD 180,000. Price realised USD 137,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  Set with serpentine and rubies, rain-guard decorated in gold-damascened arabesques, watered-steel blade. Exhibited: Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.126, no.97The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p.155, no.101The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018, pp.176-77, no.103de Young Legion of Honor,... [Lire la suite]
11 juillet 2019

A camel head carved jade dagger hilt, India, 17th century

Lot 48. A camel head carved jade dagger hilt, India, 17th century; 5 ¼ ins. (13.2 cm.) long; 3 1/8 ins. (8.1 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 137,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  In the form of a Bactrian camel, set with ruby eyes. Provenance: Sven Gahlin Collection, acquired before 1968, sold Sotheby’s, London, 6 October 2015, lot 143. (Cf. my post: A Mughal carved jade dagger hilt in the form of a camel head, 17th century) ... [Lire la suite]
10 juillet 2019

A horse-headed jade-hilted dagger with scabbard, India, possibly Deccan, circa 1700

Lot 19. A horse-headed jade-hilted dagger with scabbard, India, possibly Deccan, circa 1700; 14 ½ ins. (36.8 cm.) long. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 150,000. © Christie's Images Ltd Set with ruby eyes, watered-steel blade, rain guard and chape with gold-damascened decoration on both sides. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019
04 juillet 2019

A set of rock-crystal and gold cutlery, Sri Lanka or Goa, India, 16th-17th century or later

Lot 349. A set of rock-crystal and gold cutlery, Sri Lanka or Goa, India, 16th-17th century or later. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 225,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The gold mounts set with rubies and sapphires, the ends decorated with dragon shaped heads, the metal marked with a mark on all knives, the reverse of the spoon bowls decorated in low relief, the set comprising four knives, four forks and four spoonsKnife 8 5/8 ins. (21.8 cm.) long; fork 5 5/8 ins.... [Lire la suite]