16 avril 2011

Heart-shaped diamond leads the show at Christie's Geneva on may 18

Magnificence. An unmounted  heart-shaped D colour, Internally Flawless, Type IIa diamond weighing 56.15 carats, with excellent polish and symmetry. Estimate: SFr.9,000,000-12,000,000 / US$9,000,000-12,000,000 / €6,600,000-8,800,000 / £5,600,000-7,500,000. Photo Denis Hayoun - Diode SA GENEVA - Christie's is pleased to announce its Spring Geneva auctions, the most important jewellery event in Europe with top- quality jewels. A rich catalogue of more than 320 lots brings to the international arena the best in every category of... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2011

Mughal Masterpiece: Portrait of Emperor Jahangir Sells for £1.4 Million at Bonhams

Mughal painting of Emperor Jahangir who ruled India from 1605 to 1627. EPA/Bonhams LONDON.- The magnificent portrait the Mughal Emperor Jahangir who reigned from 1605-1627, attributed to Abu'l Hasan, Nadir al-Zaman and dated AH 1026/AD 1617, sold for £1,420,000 at Bonhams Indian and Islamic Sale today, April 5th. It went to a Middle Eastern museum. The sale total was £2.7m. The picture is a political tour de force in which the Emperor lays claim to a world-wide ambition. This is achieved through its full life-size magnificence, use... [Lire la suite]

02 avril 2011

An Imperial Mughal spinel necklace @ Christie's Geneva

GENEVA.- An Imperial Mughal spinel necklace with eleven polished baroque spinels for a total weight of 1.136,63 carats, during a press preview in Geneva, Switzerland, 01 April 2011. Three of the spinels are engraved with the name of its owner, the Mughal Emperor Jahangir (1569-1627), successor of Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great Akba Shah Jahangir Shah. The necklace is estimated to fetch between 1.500.000 and 2.500.000 Swiss Francs (1.150.000 and 1.920.000 Euro) at the Christies jewels sale on 18 May 2011 in Geneva. EPA/CHRISTIAN... [Lire la suite]
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11 mars 2010

Curators Claim "Lost" Emperor Portrait is Largest Mughal Painting Ever Seen

Jahangir holding a globe, Mughal, attributed to Abu’l-Hasan, 1617. Private Collection LONDON.- Curators of the National Portrait Gallery's new exhibition The Indian Portrait 1560-1860 - which opens tomorrow - will reveal a six-foot, seventeenth-century life-size portrait of the Emperor Jahangir which they claim is the largest painting to come from the Mughal empire. Jahangir holding a globe, dating from 1617, is opulently painted in gold and watercolour on cotton and includes relief jewellery. Apart from its appearance in an... [Lire la suite]
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