14 juillet 2019

A Mughal enamelled dagger ( kard ) with velvet covered sheath, probably Jammu and Kashmir, North India, dated AH 1189/1775-76 AD

Lot 379. A Mughal enamelled dagger ( kard ) with velvet covered sheath, probably Jammu and Kashmir, North India, dated AH 1189/1775-76 AD; 13 ¾ ins. (35 cm.) long. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 118,750. Christie's Images Ltd 2019  Steel blade, the hilt, locket and chape decorated in various deity figures with polychrome enamels on blue enamelled ground, the spine with Shi'a avocations and prayers in gold on blue enamel, the tip of the pommel with a... [Lire la suite]

20 mars 2019

A Highly Important Suite of Kashmir, Burmese, Sri Lankan Sapphire and Diamond Jewellery, By Harry Winston

  Lot 2194. A Highly Important Suite of Kashmir, Burmese, Sri Lankan Sapphire and Diamond Jewellery, By Harry Winston. Estimate HKD 38,000,000 - 48,000,000 (USD 4,840,782 - 6,114,672). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Comprising: a necklace set with 16 cushion-and oval-shaped sapphires weighing 75.22 carats in total, within a brilliant-cut diamond surround, spaced by vari-shaped diamonds, 206 diamonds altogether weighing 108.33 carats, pendant detachable; a ring centered by a cushion-shaped sapphire weighing... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2018

Rugs and Carpets: Including Distinguished Collections at Sotheby's London, 23 April 2018

Sotheby’s London is delighted to announce its new Spring Rugs and Carpets sales to be held alongside London Islamic week. Our sale includes distinguished collections and offers a wide range of property drawn across Europe and the USA, with selected works representative of the international weaving centres of Persia, Caucasus, Anatolia, Central Asia, China, and Europe. We also include the second instalment of the prominent collection of Christopher Alexander; the first half formed the core of our NOVEMBER SALE last year.... [Lire la suite]
08 septembre 2017

Masterpieces from the Asia Society Museum Collection until 8 july 2018

NEW YORK - This exhibition features a selection of the finest artworks from the Asia Society Museum Collection, largely assembled from 1963 to 1978 by Asia Society founder John D. Rockefeller 3rd (1906–1978) and his wife, Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller (1909–1992), working with art historian Sherman E. Lee (1918–2008) as an advisor. This spectacular group of historical objects—including sculpture, painting, and decorative arts—was later bequeathed to Asia Society and became the core of the world-renowned Asia Society Museum... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2016

A 5.20 carats Kashmir cushion-shaped sapphire and diamond ring, by David Morris

Lot 98. A 5.20 carats Kashmir cushion-shaped sapphire and diamond ring, by David Morris. Estimate CHF200,000 – CHF300,000 ($206,442 - $309,664. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Set with a cushion-shaped sapphire, weighing approximately 5.20 carats, within a pear-shaped diamond surround, to the pavé-set diamond shoulders, ring size 6, mounted in gold. With maker's mark DM for David Morris Accompanied by report no. 85369 dated 31 March 2016 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that the origin... [Lire la suite]
05 mars 2016

Fine Oriental rugs & carpets on offer at Skinner; Chinese "Imperial" carpets highlight March 13 sale

Lot 87, Beijing “Nine Dragon” Silk Pile and Metal Thread Chinese "Imperial" Carpet, detail, late 19th century. Estimate $20,000-25,000  BOSTON, MASS.- Skinner, Inc. announced its auction of Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets on Sunday, March 13 at 12PM. With over 300 lots on offer, the sale features a number of early, striking collector’s pieces, as well as a broad range of 19th century furnishing rugs and carpets, many of which were consigned from estates or private collections.  Chinese... [Lire la suite]

25 décembre 2015

An important sapphire and diamond ring

Lot 141. An important 5.23 carats Kashmir sapphire and diamond ring. Sold for US$ 269,000 (€245,729). Photo: Bonhams. set with an oval-cut sapphire, weight 5.23 carats, flanked by half-moon-cut diamonds; mounted in platinum; size 6 Accompanied by AGL report #CS 71620, dated November 10, 2015, stating the sapphire is: Kashmir origin, no indications of heat or clarity enhancement. Accompanied by GIA reports #2145141415 and #1142141404, dated December 15, 2011 and November 30, 2011, stating that the diamonds... [Lire la suite]
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01 mai 2015

Sapphire and diamond ring

Property of a European princess. Kashmir sapphire and diamond ring. Estimate 78,000 — 115,000 CHF (73,585 - 108,491 EUR). Photo  Sotheby's. The circular-cut sapphire weighing 4.69 carats, set within a border of similarly cut diamonds, size 46. Accompanied by SSEF report no. 79269 and Gübelin report no. 15040170, each stating that the sapphire is of Kashmir origin, with no indications of heating. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, Genève, 12 mai 2015, 10:30... [Lire la suite]
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31 mars 2014

Norton Simon Museum's first large-scale exhibition of Himalayan Buddhist art opens

Buddha and Adorants on the Cosmic Mountain, India: Kashmir, c. 700. Bronze with silver and copper inlay, 13-1/4 x 9-1/2 x 4-3/4 in. (33.7 x 24.1 x 12.1 cm). The Norton Simon Foundation.. © Norton Simon Museum. PASADENA, CA.- The Norton Simon Museum presents its first large-scale exhibition of Himalayan Buddhist art. In the Land of Snow: Buddhist Art of the Himalayas brings together exceptional Buddhist sculpture and thangka paintings from India, Nepal and Tibet. Comprising nearly 40 works of art, mostly from the Museum’s... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2014

Very Rare Pair of Sapphire and Diamond Pendent Earrings

Very Rare Pair of Sapphire and Diamond Pendent Earrings. Photo Sotheby's Each suspending a cushion-shaped sapphire weighing 9.46 and 8.55 carats respectively, surrounded by brilliant-cut diamonds, to a surmount set with marquise-shaped and brilliant-cut diamonds, the diamonds altogether weighing approximately 14.50 carats, mounted in 18 karat white gold. Estimation 8,000,000 — 11,000,000 HKD Accompanied by AGL, Gübelin and SSEF reports numbered CS 58714 A and B, 13111063, 13111064 and 72490, dated 14 January 2014, 4 December 2013... [Lire la suite]