29 décembre 2019

A Portrait of a man in Ottoman dress holding a book, Mughal, India, 1610

Lot 44. A Portrait of a man in Ottoman dress holding a book, Mughal, India, 1610,opaque watercolour heightened with gold on paper, inscribed on the attached sheet on the reverse with notes in Persian and Mughal seal impressions from the Shah Jahan and 'Alamgir periods, together with notes added in devanagari when this painting entered the Mewar Royal Library, accompanied by the Mewar library stamp and the Mewar royal inventory number 20/220. Painting: 10.3 by 9.4cm. Leaf: 15.5 by... [Lire la suite]
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26 octobre 2019

A Mughal jewelled jade and silver inlaid jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), India, 18th century

Lot 252. A Mughal jewelled jade and silver inlaid jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), India, 18th century; 40cm. length. Estimate: 14,000 - 18,000 GBP. Lot sold 17,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the light jade hilt carved and set with dark jade in a floral design with silver-inlaid stems and outlines, the double-edged watered steel tapering blade with central double-ridge, gold inscription and foliate designs at the forte. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 23 october 2019
26 octobre 2019

A large Mughal or Deccan carved jade bowl, India, circa 17th century

Lot 260. A large Mughal or Deccan carved jade bowl, India, circa 17th century; 7 by 17.7 by 13.8cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 37,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the nephrite jade carved as a polylobed deep bowl on a detailed petalled base with chrysanthum flowerhead, two stylised acanthus leaves emerging at each end. Note: Jade bowls with a natural curving body such as this one are typical of Mughal jades of the seventeenth century. “The Mughal love of natural forms marked by... [Lire la suite]
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25 octobre 2019

Indian Jewellery sold at London, 23 october 2019

 Lot 235. A diamond-set and enamelled gold pendant with seed-pearl string necklace, North India, 19th century; pendant: 6.2 by 5.8cm. Estimate: 7,000 - 10,000 GBP. Lot sold 8,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.  gold kundan settings with foil-backed diamonds, designed as a peacock in the centre on a blue enamel ground with openwork stylised foliate border, reverse with detailed polychrome enamelling featuring peacocks, later added hanging pendant with seed-pearls, mounted with a necklace... [Lire la suite]
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22 octobre 2019

A Mughal jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), North India, 17th-18th Century

Lot 184. A Mughal jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), North India, 17th-18th Century; 39 cm. long. Estimate: £ 3 000 - £ 4 000. Sold for £ 13,812 (€ 16,048). Courtesy Bonhams. the double-edged steel blade of curved form with two fullers and chiseled palmette motif near forte, the jade hilt with curved foliate quillons, a flowerhead between, the grip with foliate vine to outer edge curling around the pommel, the pommel with a large flowerhead. Provenance: James Baillie Fraser, 15th Laird of... [Lire la suite]
22 octobre 2019

A fine Mughal jade-hilted push dagger (katar), North India, 18th-19th Century

Lot 172. A fine Mughal jade-hilted push dagger (katar), North India, 18th-19th Century; 38.5 cm. long. Estimate: 6 000 GBP - 8 000 GBP. Sold for £ 25,062 (€ 29,120). Courtesy Bonhams. with tapering double-edged blade of polished watered-steel, the hilt of carved celadon jade, with angled guard to the forte, the grip in the form of two baluster-shaped crossguards, the front, reverse and crossguards decorated with incised chevron design, the interior and outer edges of the hilt carved with stylised floral... [Lire la suite]

22 octobre 2019

A Fine Mughal gem-set jade archer's ring, North India, 17th Century

Lot 171. A Fine Mughal gem-set jade archer's ring, North India, 17th Century; 4.9 cm. long. Estimate: 10 000 GBP - 15 000 GBP. Sold for £ 35,062 (€ 40,739). Courtesy Bonhams. of typical form, decorated in ruby, emerald and glass inlay in a gold kundan setting with a lotus blossom to the centre issuing an undulating vine with flowerheads, foliate motifs and trefoils, the lotus flanked by confronted perching birds, a gold band to lower and upper edges. Provenance: Private French collection. Note: Thumb... [Lire la suite]
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14 août 2019

A gem-set mughal dagger (chilanum), Central India, late 16th or early 17th century

Lot 156. A gem-set mughal dagger (chilanum), Central India, late 16th or early 17th century; 11¾in. (29.8cm.) long. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 40,000. Price realised GBP 35,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 With curved watered-steel double-edged blade with raised medial ridge and armour piercing point, the 'T'-shaped rectangular hilt with rounded knop finial, overlaid in gold and inset with a lattice of hardstones, later fitted velvet-lined wooden sheath. Note: The bifurcated hilt of this dagger... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2019

A Mughal jade lobed bowl,India, circa 1700

Lot 361. A Mughal jade lobed bowl,India, circa 1700; 5 ¼ ins. (13.2cm.) wide. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The thin walls divided into six petal-shaped lobes converging in the centre of the bowl, the exterior finely carved in low relief floral designs, the base engraved in a flowerhead shape. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019
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25 juillet 2019

A Mughal celadon jade ‘half gourd’ cup, India, 19th century

Lot 298. A Mughal celadon jade ‘half gourd’ cup, India, 19th century; 11.4cm., 4 ½ in. Estimate 10,000 - 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 26,250 GBP. © Sotheby's the scalloped cup naturalistically carved in the form of a half gourd, the sides tapering and curving towards the curled leafy stem handle, all raised on a splayed foot formed by a six-petalled flowerhead, the stone of a translucent pale celadon tone with darker inclusions. Provenance: A Scottish Noble Family Collection ... [Lire la suite]
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