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]

17 avril 2019

A diamond-set and enamelled torque (hasli) with pearl fringe, India, Jaipur, 19th century

Lot 182. A diamond-set and enamelled torque (hasli) with pearl fringe, India, Jaipur, 19th century; 16.5cm. diam. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot Sold 21,250 GBP (24,637 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. of rigid ovoid from, with an applied diamond-set, foil-backed rosette to the centre, the upper side decorated with diamond flowerheads and leaves reserved against a blue enamelled ground, the reverse decorated in red, green, white and blue enamels with flowerheads and birds, the edge... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2018

The second Antique Arms Fair set to open in London

Ottoman shield of gilt-Copper (tombak). Early 17th century. Image provided by Peter Finer Ltd.  LONDON.- The inaugural Antique Arms Fair at Olympia London of September 2017, a showcase for fine antique arms, armour and militaria from an array of UK based and international specialist dealers, received very positive feedback from dealers and collectors alike regarding the high standard of the fair, excellent sales, and good attendance. The organisers hope to emulate and build on this positive start in their next... [Lire la suite]
20 octobre 2017

A rare carved jade powder horn with brass leopard mount, India, Jaipur, 18th century

Lot 172. A rare carved jade powder horn with brass leopard mount, India, Jaipur, 18th century. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 40,000 GBP. © Sotheby's. the jade body carved as an ibex with brass and enamelled mounts designed as a leopard in an attack position with two hinged hooks, custom stand, 12cm.   Provenance: Ex-collection Daniel Pasgrimaud, Paris. Note: This finely carved jade powder horn, or priming flask, delicately uses the two natural tones of... [Lire la suite]
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14 octobre 2017

An enamelled emerald and diamond-set kundan brooch (or pendant), India, Jaipur, 18th-19th century

Lot 68. An enamelled emerald and diamond-set kundan brooch (or pendant), India, Jaipur, 18th-19th century. Estimate 35,000 — 45,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's designed as a floral blossom comprising diamonds set in the kundan technique around a large central emerald, suspended spinel, the reverse with detailed polychrome enamelling, two small hooks above for attaching; 9cm. by 6.4cm.; 3 9/16 by 2 1/2  in. Note: The present item was decorated in the kundan technique, a... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2017

'Wondrous Worlds' exhibition showcases the long history and rich diversity of Islamic art

Double Portrait of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan (1592-1666) and Empress Mumtaz (1593-1631), India, late 19th century, Colors and gold on ivory, Bequest of J. Ackerman Coles, 1926, Collection of the Newark Museum 26.1133. HOUSTON, TX.- Bringing together both historic and contemporary objects from Asia, Africa, the United States, and Europe, Asia Society Texas Center’s exhibition, Wondrous Worlds: Art & Islam Through Time & Place, showcases the global history and breadth of Islamic art. The exhibition opened September... [Lire la suite]

15 octobre 2016

An enamelled and diamond-set gold necklace and earring suite, Jaipur, North India, 19th-early 20th century

Lot 96. An enamelled and diamond-set gold necklace and earring suite, Jaipur, North India, 19th-early 20th century. Estimate GBP 22,000 - GBP 28,000 (USD 26,818 - USD 34,132). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. Each with enamelled backs and suspended rubies. The necklace 6¾in. (7.2cm.) long; the earrings 3 1/8in. (7.9cm.) long excluding attachment. Christie's. Sale 12241, Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds, 20 October 2016, London, King Street
15 octobre 2016

A pair of enamelled and gem-set gold bracelets, Jaipur, North India, 19th century

Lot 95. A pair of enamelled and gem-set gold bracelets, Jaipur, North India, 19th century. Estimate GBP 12,000 - GBP 18,000 (USD 14,628 - USD 21,942). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. Each set with rubies and emeralds, the interior enamelled with floral and avian designs; Each 3¼in. (8cm.) diam. Christie's. Sale 12241, Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds, 20 October 2016, London, King Street
16 août 2016

An Idealized Beauty, Holding Musical Clappers, ca. 1760–1800, Jaipur, Rajasthan

An Idealized Beauty, Holding Musical Clappers, ca. 1760–1800, Jaipur, Rajasthan. Opaque watercolor, gold and silver (now oxidized) on paper. Image: 19 13/16 × 13 9/16 in. (50.3 × 34.4 cm) Sheet: 27 13/16 × 21 7/16 in. (70.6 × 54.5 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art. On loan from the Kronos Collections © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This work is exhibited in the "Divine Pleasures: Painting from India's Rajput Courts—The Kronos Collections" exhibition, on view through September 12th, 2016... [Lire la suite]
15 août 2016

Boucle de ceinture, fin 18ème siècle ou 19e siècle, Jaipur, Inde, Empire moghol (1526-1857)

Boucle de ceinture, fin 18ème siècle ou 19e siècle, Jaipur, Inde, Empire moghol (1526-1857), diamant, émeraude, rubis, or. Hauteur : 0.085 m, Largeur : 0.08 m, Profondeur : 0.008 m. Donation Jean et Krishnâ Riboud. Paris, musée Guimet - musée national des Arts asiatiques, MA6770. Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (musée Guimet, Paris) / Thierry Ollivier