03 août 2019

A jade-hilted dagger and scabbard, North India and Ottoman Turkey, 19th century

Lot 317. A jade-hilted dagger and scabbard, North India and Ottoman Turkey, 19th century; 17 ¼ ins. (44 cm.) long. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The carved jade hilt and locket set with rubies, the watered-steel blade set with diamonds forming the bismillah and inscribed in gold above, the verso also inscribed in gold on the rain guard and along the blade, the locket and chape on the scabbard carved with floral motifs in... [Lire la suite]

02 août 2019

A mango-shaped carved and gem set gold perfume flask, North India, 1700-1740

Lot 233. A mango-shaped carved and gem set gold perfume flask, North India, 1700-1740; 3 ½ ins. (9.1 cm.) high, 1 ¾ ins. (4.5 cm.) wide, 1 7/8 ins. (4.7 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Set with diamonds, rubies and emeralds. Exhibited: The Miho Museum, Koka 2016, p.83, no.53Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.166, no.125The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p.202, no.135The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018, p.224, no.139. ... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2019

A silk and gold-thread embroidered sash, North India, possibly Delhi, second half 19th century

Lot 246. A silk and gold-thread embroidered sash, North India, possibly Delhi, second half 19th century. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 35,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The gold slide-bar and buckle each set with diamonds, rubies and emeralds, backed with an orange velvet. Sash 2 ins. (5.1 cm.) wide; bar 4 ¼ ins. (12.1 cm.) wide; buckle 2 ½ x 3 1/8 ins. (6.5 x 8 cm.) Literature: Jaffer 2013, pp.226-228, no.93. Exhibited: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New... [Lire la suite]
31 juillet 2019

A carved jade inkwell, North India, 1600-1625

Lot 367. A carved jade inkwell, North India, 1600-1625; 3 ¼ ins. (8.2 cm.) diam.; 2.5 ins. (6.2 cm.) high; 1 ¾ ins. (4.6 cm.) diam. at mouth. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 40,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Of globular form rising from short ring foot to short waisted neck, the rim with a carved protruding ring, the finely carved decoration with five large rosettes between bands of lotus and radiating petals above and below, one side with a suspension hoop. ... [Lire la suite]
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31 juillet 2019

A carved and inlaid marble Qur’an stand, North India, 19th century

Lot 284. A carved and inlaid marble Qur’an stand, North India, 19th century; 15 3/8 ins. (39 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 40,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 In damascened steel frame. Exhibited: The Miho Museum, Koka 2016, p. 69, no. 41. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019
24 juillet 2019

A gold-inlaid and gem set jade flywhisk, North India, 1675-1725

Lot 359. A gold-inlaid and gem set jade flywhisk, North India, 1675-1725; 11 ¾ ins. (29.8 cm.) long; 1 1/8 ins. (3.5 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Set with rubies in gold, the interior of the head set with a silver disk, the terminal with rounded flower-bud surmounted with a small ruby. Literature: Jaffer 2013, p.62, no.28. Exhibited: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 2014, pp.34-35The Miho Museum,... [Lire la suite]
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24 juillet 2019

A white enamelled gold box with a gem set jade lid, North India, 1650-1700

Lot 230. A white enamelled gold box with a gem set jade lid, North India, 1650-1700; 2 3/8 ins. (6.2 cm) high; 3¼ ins. (8.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The entire exterior surface of the gold box including the underside is decorated in white enamel with red floral designs, the interior is undecorated and in plain gold, the jade lid is gem set with rubies and diamonds on top, the undersides bears an engraved... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2019

Sehra and topi, possibly North India, circa 19th century

Lot 247. Sehra and topi, possibly North India, circa 19th century. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 56,250 © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 A bridegroom's ornamental headdress consisting of a fitted cap (topi) and a veil (sehra), made of cotton/silk, a gem set border along the bottom with inset jewels backed with textile, 25 suspended strands with hanging rubies, pearls, and emeralds, ending in tassels. Sehra: 10 ins. (25.4 cm.) wide (gem set border); 13 ½ ins. (34.2 cm.) long (suspension... [Lire la suite]
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21 juillet 2019

A gem-set jade cup, North India, 1740-1780

Lot 122. A gem-set jade cup, North India, 1740-1780. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 60,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Set with diamonds, emeralds and rubies in silver and gold; 2 3/8 ins. (5.9 cm.) high; 1 ½ ins. (3.7 cm.) diam. at top. Provenance: Bonhams, London, 4 October 2011, lot 255. Exhibited: Spink 1994, no.17The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p.124, no.72The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018, p.148, no.76. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June... [Lire la suite]
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20 juillet 2019

A gem set jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), North India, 1700-1750

Lot 150. A gem set jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), North India, 1700-1750; 15 ¼ ins. (38.6 cm.) long. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 62,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Set with rubies and emeralds, watered-steel blade, green cotton covered sheath. Provenance: Christie’s, London, 5 October 2010, lot 357. Exhibited: Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.113, no.85The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p.141, no.89The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018, p.165, no.93de Young Legion of... [Lire la suite]