19 janvier 2019

Four gold and polychrome enamelled parrots perched on a branch, North India, 19th century

Lot 273. Four gold and polychrome enamelled parrots perched on a branch, North India, 19th century; 12.8cm. height; 6.1cm. diam. of base. Estimate 12,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 15,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2016. the four parrots with translucent emerald green bodies and red heads on a chased feather-like ground, with long tails, yellow beaks, gem-set eyes and details on the wings, each perched on a branch from a stylised tree emanating from a domed... [Lire la suite]
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19 janvier 2019

A gold, polychrome enamelled and gem-set parrot-form flask (chuski) on a branch, North India, 19th century

Lot 272. A gold, polychrome enamelled and gem-set parrot-form flask (chuski) on a branch, North India, 19th century; 8 by 12 by 12cm. Estimate 12,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 15,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2016. the parrot perched on a lavender-coloured forked branch, decorated with translucent emerald green and red enamel on a chased feather-like chevron ground, with faceted gem-set collar and border around wings, a lotus blossom in its beak and seed-pearl chain... [Lire la suite]
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19 janvier 2019

A gold and polychrome enamelled parrot perched on a branch, North India, 19th century

Lot 271. A gold and polychrome enamelled parrot perched on a branch, North India, 19th century; 9.1 by 9.6 by 10.3cm. Estimate 8,000 — 10,000 GBP. Lot sold 10,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2016. the long-tailed parrot with translucent green enamelled body on a feather-like etched ground, red and blue enamelled detailing to beak, tail, feet and wings, holding a red rose in its beak, perched on a forked branch with leafy vines designed in relief, gem-set details to branch terminals, eyes,... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2018

'Avatars and Incarnations: Buddhist and Hindu Art from the Collection' at the Crow Collection of Asian Art

Stele with Varaha, North India, Pala period (c. 730-1197), c. 11th century. Stone, likely phyllite or schist, 28 x 8.5 x 24 in., Crow Collection of Asian Art, 1982.52. © 2018 Crow Museum of Asian Art & Crow Family Foundation DALLAS, TX.- Avatars and Incarnations explores the concept of divine avatars in Hindu and Buddhist art represented in the museum’s collection. In Hinduism and Buddhism, the concept of an avatar refers to the incarnation or physical manifestation of a deity, spirit, or abstract quality in human or... [Lire la suite]
08 octobre 2018

An Important Mughal emerald seal, North India, dated AH 1198/ AD 1783-4

Lot 171. An Important Mughal Colombian emerald seal made for and bearing the name of Marian Hastings, wife of Warren Hastings, Governor General of India 1773-1785, North India, dated AH 1198/ AD 1783-. Estimate HKD £ 20,000 - 30,000 (€ 23,000 - 34,000). Sold for £ 181,250 (€ 205,725). © Bonhams. the emerald of rectangular cut, engraved with inscriptions in nasta'liq interspersed by floral motifs, with contemporary gold mount and pin;the emerald 21.6 x 16.7 x 3.43 mm. approx.; the mount 24 x 19 mm.; 5.7... [Lire la suite]
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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]
09 août 2018

A pair of enamelled and gilded parrot head bracelets, North India, 19th century

Lot 309. A pair of enamelled and gilded parrot head bracelets, North India, 19th century. Estimate 5,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold  6,250 GBP. Photo Sotheby’s slender form with terminals in the form of confronted parrots, each with green bodies and white wings with red lozenges, the exterior of each decorated with floral stems on a red enamel ground, set with gemstones, the inner side with red and green flowers. Quantity: 2 - 7.7cm. diam.  Note: A very similar bracelet with confronting... [Lire la suite]
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