30 septembre 2018

A rare Mughal carved emerald, India, 17th-18th century

Lot 179. A rare Mughal carved Colombian emerald, India, 17th-18th century; 2.8 by 0.7cm. Est: £25,000 - £35,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. the front carved with three flowers emanating from a stem, the bevelled edge carved with a chevron design, reverse with a similar three foliate stem motif. Accompanied by Gemological Certification Services, London, numbered 78162-43, dated 14 June 2018, stating that the emerald is of Colombian origin, with indications of significant clarity enhancement. Cracks... [Lire la suite]
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18 août 2018

Art Deco Mughal Burmese Sapphire and Diamond Ring, circa 1925

Art Deco Mughal Burmese Sapphire and Diamond Ring, circa 1925. Sapphire, diamond, platinum, 2.8 x 2.2 x 1.9 cm (1.1 x .9 x .75 in.). Image courtesy Siegelson / Stand 360, TEFAF New York Fall 2018. In the 1920s, far off lands such as India, China, and Egypt became sources of inspiration for jewelers who borrowed from the decorative themes of foreign art and architecture. The ideal Art Deco jewels incorporated these exotic forms with a bold use of symmetry, geometry and color. This ring showcases both an... [Lire la suite]
07 août 2018

A two-coloured jade spoon, Mughal, 18th century

Lot 228. A two-coloured jade spoon, Mughal, 18th century. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot Sold 22,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby’s. The spinach green bowl of scalloped form tapering to a neck carved with a band of acanthus leave, the pale green haft carved with ribs terminating in a scrolling finial rendered in the form of a peacock; 18.2cm. Notes: Mughal jade spoons are rare, a spoon of similar form was sold through these rooms 14 October 1999, lot 166 and other examples are... [Lire la suite]
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20 avril 2018

A Mughal or Ottoman shagreen and gem-set hilted dagger and scabbard, India or Turkey, 18th/19th century

Lot 164. A Mughal or Ottoman shagreen and gem-set hilted dagger and scabbard, India or Turkey, 18th-19th century; 30cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the slightly curved watered-steel blade with openwork horizontal central ridge and gold decoration comprising palmettes and inscriptions to each side, the hilt covered in green-stained shagreen set with gilt mounts containing pink gemstones, scabbard with en-suite decoration and gem-set jade terminal, bespoke velvet case. ... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2018

A Mughal jade-hilted dagger (khanjar) and scabbard, India, 18th century

Lot 163. A Mughal jade-hilted dagger (khanjar) and scabbard, India, 18th century; 39cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the jade hilt with three buds at the pommel, carved throughout with leafy and foliate details, double-edged steel blade with central ridge, velvet-covered wood scabbard with metal terminal. Note: Comparable examples include jade hilts carved with buds or flourishing mulberries, a number of which were sold in these rooms: 9 April 2008, lot... [Lire la suite]
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08 novembre 2017

Dagger with Scabbard, Indian, Mughal, 1605–27

Dagger with Scabbard, Indian, Mughal, 1605–27. Steel, iron, gold, rubies, emeralds, glass, wood, textile. L. 14 5/8 in. (37.1 cm); L. without scabbard 13 15/16 in. (35.4 cm); L. of grip 4 13/16 in. (12.2 cm); L. of blade 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm); W. of grip 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm); L. of scabbard 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm). Purchase, Harris Brisbane Dick Fund and The Vincent Astor Foundation Gift, 1984, 1984.332 © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  The hilt of the dagger is... [Lire la suite]
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20 octobre 2017

A Mughal gem-set and enamelled gold archer's ring, North India, circa 18th-19th century

Lot 191. A Mughal gem-set and enamelled gold archer's ring, North India, circa 18th-19th century. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. © Sotheby's. beveled edge, polychrome enamels, set in the kundan technique with turquoise, diamonds and pearls; 4.7cm.  Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 25 oct. 2017, 10:30 AM
01 juillet 2017

Amir Mohtashemi Ltd at Masterpiece London 2017

Iznik tile, Turkey, Second half of the 16th century. Amir Mohtashemi Ltd., Stand C5 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD Mughal octogonal container, India, Late 17th - early 18th century. Amir Mohtashemi Ltd., Stand C5 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD A study of a binjai (mangifera caesia), Probably Penang, 19th century. Amir Mohtashemi Ltd., Stand C5 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. 69 Kensington Church Street, London, W8 4BG, United Kingdom. T  +44 20 7937... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2017

A Mughal gem-set ivory horse-head hilt, India, 17th century

Lot 188. A Mughal gem-set ivory horse-head hilt, India, 17th century. Estimate 18,000 — 25,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the carved ivory hilt of horse-head form with flowing, plaited mane to one side, eyes set in the kundan technique with rubies, inset turquoise stone at conjunction of bridle and mane, finely carved floral design on punched ground to base - 13.4cm.  Note: This sensitively carved horse-head hilt belongs to a group of carved ivory horse-head daggers... [Lire la suite]
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25 mars 2017

A Mughal diamond and gem-set jade hilt, India, 18th-19th century

Lot 190. A Mughal diamond and gem-set jade hilt, India, 18th-19th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the light green jade of pistol-grip form with rounded pommel and scroll quillons, decorated with colourful gemstones, including rubies and emeralds, in gold settings designed as flowering stems  - 13cm. height. Note: The shape of this type of jade-hilt, with a curved pommel, first appeared in the second half of the seventeenth century. This dating is also... [Lire la suite]