30 septembre 2018

A pair of gem-set and enamelled bracelets (kara), North India, Rajasthan, mid-19th century

Lot 178. A pair of gem-set and enamelled bracelets (kara), North India, Rajasthan, mid-19th century; each: 8 by 8.3cm. max. Est: £12,000 - £18,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. the hinged clasps rendered in the form of two confronting elephants with entwined trunks, decorated with red, green, white, blue and black enamels, the interiors with floral motifs, set with foil-backed facet-cut diamonds to exterior.   Provenance: Maharaja Shri Pratap Singh of Idar (1845-1922), Gujarat. Thence by... [Lire la suite]

30 septembre 2018

A large white sapphire and enamelled necklace, North India, circa 1920-30

Lot 177. A large white sapphire and enamelled necklace, North India, circa 1920-30; 24cm. height; 21cm. max. diam. (jewelled section). Est: £18,000 - £25,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. the metal frame designed in hinged sections with openwork foliate motifs featuring two confronted peacocks between a large flowerhead, set with facet-cut, foil-backed white-sapphires, with hanging flowerhead, the reverse decorated with black enamelled details, floral settings for attaching, in box.   Provenance: Maharaja Shri... [Lire la suite]
30 septembre 2018

A gem-set and enamelled turban ornament (jigha or sarpech), North India, late 18th-19th century

Lot 176. A gem-set and enamelled turban ornament (jigha or sarpech), North India, late 18th-19th century; 20cm. Est: £20,000 - £30,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. set with large carved emeralds, the central one with flowerhead design, within foiled surrounds, surrounded by table-cut diamonds, hanging spinel and seed pearls, the reverse with red, green and white floral design in basse taille enamel, two pin hooks for fastening, two drop pearls.   Provenance: Maharaja Shri Pratap Singh of Idar (1845-1922),... [Lire la suite]
30 septembre 2018

A diamond and emerald-set enamelled necklace, North India, late 19th century

Lot 175. A diamond and emerald-set enamelled necklace, North India, late 19th century; 22cm. height; 17.1cm diam. (jewelled section only). Est: £25,000 - £35,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. comprising articulated openwork metal settings designed in a foliate manner, set with facet-cut, foil-backed diamonds, featuring carved emeralds in hexagonal mounts, with a tear-drop, en-suite pendant terminating with a hanging large uncarved emerald, enamelled on the reverse in red, green, blue and white with... [Lire la suite]