20 juillet 2019

A gem set jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), North India, 1700-1750

Lot 150. A gem set jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), North India, 1700-1750; 15 ¼ ins. (38.6 cm.) long. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 62,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Set with rubies and emeralds, watered-steel blade, green cotton covered sheath. Provenance: Christie’s, London, 5 October 2010, lot 357. Exhibited: Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.113, no.85The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p.141, no.89The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018, p.165, no.93de Young Legion of... [Lire la suite]

18 juillet 2019

A horse-headed gem set jade-hilted dagger (khanjar) with scabbard, signed Shir Ahmad, hilt: North India, 1675-1725; blade: circa

Lot 153. A horse-headed gem set jade-hilted dagger (khanjar) with scabbard, signed Shir Ahmad, hilt: North India, 1675-1725; blade: circa 1750-1800; 16 5/8 ins. (42.8 cm.) long; 2 3/8 ins. (6.2 cm.) wide; scabbard 13 3/8 ins. (34.1 cm.) long. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 75,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The hilt set in the first half of the 19th century with rubies and pearls, watered-steel blade with running ball bearings, known as the 'Tears... [Lire la suite]
16 juillet 2019

A dagger (khanjar) with exceptionally fine silver and brass-inlaid hilt and scabbard, Bidar, Central India, 17th century

Lot 378. A dagger (khanjar) with exceptionally fine silver and brass-inlaid hilt and scabbard, Bidar, Central India, 17th century; 15 ¼ ins. (38.8 cm.) long. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 112,500. Christie's Images Ltd 2019  Watered-steel blade, the forte with rubbed inscription cartouche reading ‘’Ali’, the top of the hit with overlaid gold decoration, original finial probably lacking. Provenance: Christie’s, London, 8 October 2015, lot 154. ... [Lire la suite]
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14 juillet 2019

A gem set jade-hilted dagger (khanjar) with scabbard, North India, 1740-80

Lot 83. A gem set jade-hilted dagger (khanjar) with scabbard, North India, 1740-80; 15 ins. (38 cm.) long; scabbard 11 ins. (28 cm.) long. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 112,500. Christie's Images Ltd 2019  Set with diamonds, rubies, and emeralds, set in silver and gold, watered-steel blade, scabbard covered with later block-printed cotton.  Exhibited: Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.129. no.99The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p.154, no.100The Palace Museum,... [Lire la suite]
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]
09 juillet 2019

A gem set jade hilted dagger (khanjar) with matching locket, Deccan, Central India, 1675-1725

 Lot 179. A gem set jade hilted dagger (Khanjar) with matching locket, Deccan, Central India, 1675-1725. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 162,500. © Christie's Images Ltd Set with rubies and emeralds, watered-steel blade; 15 ½ ins. (39.5 cm.) long; locket 1 5/8 ins. (4.1 cm.) long; 2 ins. (5.1 cm.) wide. Literature: Jaffer 2013, p.68, no.29. Exhibited: Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2015, p.91, no.42Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.127, no.98The... [Lire la suite]

18 juin 2019

A gem-set jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), North India, 1620-1640

Lot 261. A gem-set jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), North India, 1620-1640; 14 7/8 ins. (27.8 cm.) long; scabbard 11 ins. (28 cm.) long. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 423,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The hilt with split pommel and set with rubies and emeralds decorated with two birds and floral sprays on each side, the tip of the hilt in a v-shape design also gem set, watered-steel blade, later associated wooden scabbard with gilt copper fittings. Provenance: Christie’s,... [Lire la suite]
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18 juin 2019

A gem-set jade-hilted dagger (khanjar) and scabbard, North India or Deccan, 1700-1750, scabbard, India or Iran, circa 1650

Lot 176. A gem-set jade-hilted dagger (khanjar) and scabbard, North India or Deccan, 1700-1750, scabbard, India or Iran, circa 1650;13 5/8 ins. (34.8 cm.) long; scabbard 9 3/8 ins. (23.8 cm.) long. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Exhibited: Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.122, no,93The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p.146, no.94The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018, p.170, no.98. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019   ... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2019

A gem-set jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), North India or Deccan, circa 1675-1700

Lot 84. A gem-set jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), North India or Deccan, circa 1675-1700; 14 3/8 ins. (36.6 cm.) long. Estimate USD 700,000 - USD 1,200,000. Price realised USD 795,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Set with rubies, watered-steel blade, later cloth-covered wooden scabbard with original gem set jade locket. Exhibited: The Miho Museum, Koka 2016, p. 35, no. 40Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.120, no,91The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p.145, no,93The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018,... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2019

A gem-set jade-hilted dagger (khanjar) and scabbard, North India or Deccan, 1700-1725

Lot 175. A gem-set jade-hilted dagger (khanjar) and scabbard, North India or Deccan, 1700-1725; 14 ins. (35.5 cm.) long. Estimate USD 800,000 - USD 1,200,000. Price realised USD 915,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Set with rubies and emeralds, pierced watered-steel blade fitted with three channels containing free running seed pearls, the velvet-covered wooden scabbard with enamelled gold locket and chape. Literature: Hales 2013, p.31. Exhibited: Grand Palais, Paris 2017,... [Lire la suite]