17 avril 2019

A pair of gem-set and enamelled bracelets (kara), North India, Rajasthan, mid-19th century

Lot 186. A pair of gem-set and enamelled bracelets (kara), North India, Rajasthan, mid-19th century; each: 7.6cm. diam. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the terminals in the form of two confronting makaras, each with a hinge for opening to one side, gem-set on a blue enamel ground on the exterior, the interior with polychrome floral enameling. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World including Fine Rugs and Carpets, London, 01 May 2019, 10:30 AM

17 avril 2019

A jewelled and enamelled gold necklace, North India, Rajasthan, 19th century and later

Lot 185. A jewelled and enamelled gold necklace, North India, Rajasthan, 19th century and later; central bar: 11.5cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. comprising a straight rigid bar with five beads with attached reticulated flowerheads, and geometric gem-set and enamelled beads hanging with miniature seed pearl fringes, two round enamelled beads, hanging strands composed of three rows of green gems, textile and metal-thread suspension cord. Sotheby's. Arts of... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2019

A diamond-set and enamelled gold bracelet (kara), North India, Rajasthan, mid-19th century

Lot 184. A diamond-set and enamelled gold bracelet (kara), North India, Rajasthan, mid-19th century; 7.8cm. diam. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the hinged clasp rendered in the form of two confronting elephant heads, decorated with blue, red, green, and white enamels, the interior with floral motifs and birds, set with foil-backed facet-cut diamonds to exterior. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World including Fine Rugs and Carpets, London, 01 May 2019, 10:30 AM
17 avril 2019

A Mughal gem-set and enamelled gold archer's ring, North India, circa 17th century

Lot 183. A Mughal gem-set and enamelled gold archer's ring, North India, circa 17th century; 4.5cm. max. length. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. enamelled with a green ground and set with diamonds, pink gemstones and turquoise in the kundantechnique as a flowerhead with foliate stems, the interior with a white enamel ground and red, blue and green enamelled floral blossoms. Note: Archers' rings with an asymmetrical construction, such as the present example,... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2019

A diamond-set and enamelled necklace (khanti), North India, circa 1800

Lot 174. A diamond-set and enamelled necklace (khanti), North India, circa 1800. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. set with facet-cut diamonds with foil backing, the openwork design forming flowerheads and two birds, with a hinged pendant in the form of a bird with spinel drop, polychrome enamelling on the reverse with foliate motifs and birds on each setting; 19cm. diam. Provenance: Family of Hari Singh Nalwa (1791-1837), by descent. Note: An almost... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2019

A pair of gem-set and enamelled bracelets (kara), North India, Rajasthan, mid-19th century

Lot 173. A pair of gem-set and enamelled bracelets (kara), North India, Rajasthan, mid-19th century. Estimate 12,000 — 18,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the hinged clasps rendered in the form of two confronting makaras, decorated with red, green, white, and blue enamels, the interiors with floral vines, set with foil-backed facet-cut diamonds to exterior and two cat-eye stones on heads; each: 7.8cm. diam. Provenance: Family of Hari Singh Nalwa (1791-1837), by descent. ... [Lire la suite]

17 avril 2019

A seed-pearl and jewelled necklace, North India or Lahore, 19th century

Lot 172. A seed-pearl and jewelled necklace, North India or Lahore, 19th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. comprising two strands of seed-pearls with a large floral-form pendant in the centre and ten smaller foliate pendants, each gem-set on both sides, with hanging seed pearls, metal-thread suspension cord, seed pearl strands: 33.5cm. Provenance: Family of Hari Singh Nalwa (1791-1837), by descent. Note: Variations of this type of necklace, with multiple... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2019

A large Mughal carved emerald, North India, circa 1800

Lot 170. A large Mughal carved emerald, North India, circa 1800; 3.4 by 4 by 0.9cm., 68.29 carats., 17.7grams. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP (34,824 - 58,040 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. of heart-shaped form, the front carved with a lily in the centre, the reverse with petal pattern, the edge carved, later set in simple gold frame. Note: While India is rich in beryl minerals, emeralds were historically imported from Egypt. With the discovery of emerald mines in Colombia, the... [Lire la suite]
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11 avril 2019

Mughal jade at Sotheby's London, 01 May 2019

Lot 159. A Mughal carved jade candlestick, North India, 19th century; 18cm. height, 10cm. max. diam. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the jade carved in typical candlestick form with hollow cylindrical interior, the exterior with vertical ribs, stylised leaves, and ropework borders. Note: Jade was one of the primary materials for Mughal sculptural expression between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries. It was used in a wide variety of Mughal ornamentations such as weapon... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2019

A rare enameled octagonal stand, North India, Mughal period, early 18th century

Lot 1106. A rare enameled octagonal stand, North India, Mughal period, early 18th century; 10 1/8 in. (25.7 cm.) wide, 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm.) high. Estimate: USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Raised on eight bulb-form legs with spreading feet, the sides flaring to the rim, all richly enameled in green, red, yellow and white with foliate motifs. Provenance: Terence Mcinerney, Fine Arts Ltd., New York, 1 April 1998.The Irving Collection, no. 3866. Note: The enamel pattern and... [Lire la suite]