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]

09 août 2018

An important diamond-set and enamelled gold parade necklace (Khanti), North India, circa 1850-75

Lot 303. An important diamond-set and enamelled gold parade necklace (Khanti), North India, circa 1850-75. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 GBP. Lot sold  236,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby’s comprised of brilliant, facet-cut diamonds set in gold with foil backing on flexible chains, the openwork design forming flowerheads, with a hanging pendant in the form of a stylised peacock, enamelled on the reverse in red, green, yellow, blue and white with foliate details on each setting, with a metal-thread... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2018

A sword (shamshir) with gilt-metal hilt and scabbard, North India, probably Kutch, 19th century

Lot 160. A sword (shamshir) with gilt-metal hilt and scabbard, North India, probably Kutch, 19th century; 90cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot Sold 7,500 GBP (8,583 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. with a slightly curved steel blade, the blade with chiselled flowers and traces of gilding, one side of the scabbard decorated with repoussé floral scrolls, the other with hunting scenes, the hilt decorated with flower scrolls, two loops affixed to the sheath through pronounced... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2018

Indian Jewelry at Sotheby's London, 25 Apr 2018

Lot 155. A gem-set and enamelled necklace, earrings and ring, India, circa 19th century. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby’s 2018.   the gold necklace composed of rectangular beads each depicting a flower with a central diamond set in the kundan technique, red enamel petals against a green criss-cross design, the reverse enamelled with red and green floral blossoms on a white ground, with hanging gem-set and seed pearl beads, matching pendant earrings, together with a large... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2018

Gold Enamelled Bajuband, North India, Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow, late 18th century

Gold Enamelled Bajuband, North India, Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow, late 18th century. Gold & diamonds. Width 9 cm (3.54 in.) Weight 49 gr. van Gelder Traditional Indian Folk Jewellery (Stand 41). © TEFAF 2018 Rigid gold armlet (bajuband) consisting of double hexaognal cylinders, complemented with pliable foral design hinges, kundan set with diamonds, at both ends. Both cylinders have makara-head finials, kundan set with diamonds on the top and along the sides against a sabz zamin (green) translucent enamelled... [Lire la suite]