20 avril 2018

An Indian sword with Firangi blade and scabbard, 17th-18th century

Lot 159. An Indian sword with Firangi blade and scabbard, 17th-18th century; 107.5cm. Estimate 12,000 — 18,000 GBP. Lot Sold 35,000 GBP (40,054 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the straight watered steel blade with a gilt parasol-shaped mark, the basket hilt decorated throughout with fine gilt interlacing scrolls, the later red velvet-covered scabbard with silver chape decorated with foliate designs. Note: InscriptionsSurah 61 (al-Saff), part of v.13, and the word Allah 'Help... [Lire la suite]

08 novembre 2017

Dagger with Scabbard, Indian, Mughal, 1605–27

Dagger with Scabbard, Indian, Mughal, 1605–27. Steel, iron, gold, rubies, emeralds, glass, wood, textile. L. 14 5/8 in. (37.1 cm); L. without scabbard 13 15/16 in. (35.4 cm); L. of grip 4 13/16 in. (12.2 cm); L. of blade 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm); W. of grip 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm); L. of scabbard 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm). Purchase, Harris Brisbane Dick Fund and The Vincent Astor Foundation Gift, 1984, 1984.332 © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  The hilt of the dagger is... [Lire la suite]
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04 janvier 2017

An Indian ruby and diamond-set Hawking Ring

Lot 394. An Indian ruby and diamond-set Hawking Ring. Sold for £7,200 (€8,476). Photo Bonhams.  in the style of the Mughal/ Deccani 17th Century, the ring set with rubies, surmounted by a bird, its plumage set with diamonds and rubies, its ruby beak holding on to a pearl pendant, its breast engraved with repeat motif pattern and a band of pseudo inscription - the bird 6.5 cm. long Note: This ring can be compared with a drawing by William Burgess of a hawking ring reputed to have once belonged to Tipu Sultan,... [Lire la suite]
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19 décembre 2016

Dagger, 17th to 18th century, Indian, Deccan, possibly Hyderabad

 Dagger, 17th to 18th century, Indian, Deccan, possibly Hyderabad. Steel, nephrite, silver, gold. H. 13 13/16 in. (35.1 cm); H. of blade 9 in. (22.9 cm); W. 2 13/16 in. (7.1 cm); Wt. 13.1 oz. (371.4 g). Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935. Metropolitan Museum of Art, 36.25.667 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Daggers with curled “pistol-grip” pommels became popular in the court of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb (r. 1658–1707) around 1660 and regularly appeared in the portraits of Mughal and Deccani... [Lire la suite]
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19 décembre 2016

Dagger with Sheath, Indian, 19th century

Dagger with Sheath, Indian, 19th century. Steel, nephrite, gold, emeralds, rubies, diamonds, ray skin. H. with sheath 15 11/16 in. (39.8 cm); H. without sheath 14 5/8 in. (37.1 cm); W. 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm); Wt. 15.8 oz. (447.9 g); Wt. of sheath 1.8 oz. (51 g). Gift of Giulia P. Morosini, in memory of her father, Giovanni P. Morosini, 1923. Metropolitan Museum of Art, 23.232.8a, b © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This dagger belongs to a large group of flamboyant gem-studded weapons that were... [Lire la suite]
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19 décembre 2016

Dagger with Sheath, Indian, Mughal, 17th–18th century & Turkish, Ottoman, 19th century

Dagger with Sheath. Hilt, Indian, Mughal, 17th–18th century; blade and sheath, Turkish, Ottoman, 19th century. Steel, nephrite, gold, emerald, ruby, diamond, sapphire, jade. H. with sheath 19 3/16 in. (48.7 cm); H. without sheath 18 3/16 in. (46.2 cm); W. 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm); Wt. 13.1 oz. (371.4 g); Wt. of sheath 6 oz. (170.1 g). Gift of Giulia P. Morosini, in memory of her father, Giovanni P. Morosini, 1923. Metropolitan Museum of Art, 23.232.7a, b © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The inscription on the blade... [Lire la suite]

15 mars 2016

Asian art auctions kick off in New York after US special agents seize stolen Indian statues

A Buff Sandstone Stele of Rishabhanata, Indian, Rajasthan or Madhya Pradesh, 10th century. Estimate USD 100,000 ~ 150,000. Seized by US special agents as stolen Indian statue. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 NEW YORK (AFP).- New York kicks off its annual week of Asian art sales Tuesday, red-faced after stolen Indian statues were impounded from Christie's and testing the market in the face of a Chinese economic slowdown. US special agents seized the sandstone statues, dating back to the... [Lire la suite]
25 août 2015

"Exquisite Beauty, Islamic jades" at National Palace Museum of Taipei, Taiwan

Although Muslim cultures settled expansively in the past, areas where Islamic jades have been recovered are relatively few and far between. The Kunlun mountains in eastern Central Asia are the most significant source of nephrite jade; not only providing Chinese artisans with raw materials, but also those in the Timurid Empire in Central Asia (1370-1506), the Mughal Empire (1526-1857) in Southern Asia, the Ottoman Empire (1300-1923) in Western Asia, and even Eastern Europe as well. The Huang-ming Pao-shun, or... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2015

An Indian gem-set pendant on emerald and pearl string

An Indian gem-set pendant on emerald and pearl string. Estimate £2,500 - 3,000 (€3,500 - 4,200. Photo Bonhams. the pendant of rectangular form, recto with emerald-set bird beside diamond-set scrolling floral and foliate motifs on a ground of foiled red glass plaques, verso with repousse and engraved decoration depicting long-tailed bird with spread wings amidst dense scrolling foliage, emerald suspended below, diamond-set floral bud above, on emerald bead and cultured pearl bead string -pendant 4.4 x 3.4 cm., total length... [Lire la suite]
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21 avril 2015

A pair of Indian diamond-set pendent earrings

A pair of Indian diamond-set pendent earrings. Estimate £2,000 - 3,000 (€2,800 - 4,200). Photo Bonhams. each composed of seven diamond-set foliate elements, hinged, a diamond-set drop suspended below, verso with polychrome floral enamelled decoration -each 7 cm. long, 17 g. (total weight)(2) Bonhams. ISLAMIC AND INDIAN ART, 21 Apr 2015 10:30 BST - LONDON, NEW BOND STREET
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