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 silver-thread embroidered glass-bead-mounted velvet-clad leather quiver, North India, early 19th Century

Lot 189. A silver-thread embroidered glass-bead-mounted velvet-clad leather quiver, North India, early 19th Century; 65 cm. long. Estimate: £ 6 000 - £ 8 000. Sold for Sold for £ 16,312 (€ 18,953). Courtesy Bonhams. of tapering form, the leather body clad entirely in yellow velvet embroidered to the front with gilt-silver thread and mounted with glass beads forming flowerheads within an undulating lattice, the velvet clad leather belt similarly decorated, two sets of four tassels to one side, containing nine arrows. ... [Lire la suite]
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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 silver-thread embroidered velvet-clad leather quiver, North India, probably Lahore, early 19th Century

Lot 190. A silver-thread embroidered velvet-clad leather quiver, North India, probably Lahore, early 19th Century; 67 cm. long. Estimate: 6 000 GBP - 8 000 GBP. Sold for £ 27,562 (€ 32,025). Courtesy Bonhams. he quiver of tapering form, the leather body clad entirely in red velvet embroidered to the front with gilt-silver thread and sequins with a series of large rosettes, the lower end with a palmette surmounted by a trefoil motif, the border with a band of flowerheads, the velvet clad leather belt... [Lire la suite]
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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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19 octobre 2019

A gem set and enamelled gold box, North India, circa 1675-1725

  Lot 98. A gem set and enamelled gold box, North India, circa 1675-1725; 2 3/8 x 1 5/8 x 1 1/8 in. (6 x 4.3 x 2.9 cm.). Estimate GBP 70,000 - GBP 100,000 (USD 89,950 - USD 128,500). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  Set with diamonds, emeralds and rubies on turquoise blue enamelled ground, interior and underside enamelled with flowers. Literature: Jaffer 2013, p.93, no.8. Exhibited: Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.168, no.127The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p.188, no.125The Palace... [Lire la suite]
19 octobre 2019

An enamelled and gem set huqqa mouthpiece, Jaipur, North India, 1800-1850

Lot 92. An enamelled and gem set huqqa mouthpiece, Jaipur, North India, 1800-1850; 6 ¾ in. (17.3 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000 (USD 19,275 - USD 25,700). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  Set with diamonds and emeralds, on a green and red enamelled ground further enhanced with white, lilac and black enamels.   Literature: Jaffer 2013, p.194, no.71 Exhibited: Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.199, no.150The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p.230, no.157The Palace... [Lire la suite]
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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]