02 août 2019

A lion-headed jade-hilted dagger (khanjar) with scabbard, North India or Deccan, circa 1750

Lot 152. A lion-headed jade-hilted dagger (khanjar) with scabbard, North India or Deccan, circa 1750; 17 7/8 ins. (45.5 cm.) long; 2 3/8 ins. (6.1 cm.) wide; scabbard 14 in. (35.5 cm.) long. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Watered steel blade, in red velvet covered sheath with gold locket and chape. Exhibited: Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.116, no.88The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p.142, no.90The Palace Museum, Beijing... [Lire la suite]

28 juillet 2019

Tipu Sultan’s gem set jade pendant, North India or Deccan, 1720-1750; mounted as a brooch circa 1900

Lot 201. Tipu Sultan’s gem set jade pendant, North India or Deccan, 1720-1750; mounted as a brooch circa 1900;1½ ins. (3.7 cm.) high; 1 5/8 ins. (4.2 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 46,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Set with rubies and emeralds, mounted in a later gold frame with a pin.  Provenance: Rowlands and Frazer, 146 Regent Street, LondonMiss Maud Odda, by 1890, thence by descentChristie’s, London, 9 October 1990, lot 88Spink and Son Ltd., London,... [Lire la suite]
25 juillet 2019

A jade dagger handle, North India or Deccan, 18th century

Lot 47. A jade dagger handle, North India or Deccan, 18th century; 5 ¼ ins. (13 cm.) long. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 47,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The pale green jade pistol-grip handle inlaid with dark green jade flowering sprays. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019
20 juillet 2019

A gem set jade hilted dagger with matching locket, North India or Deccan, 1675-1725

Lot 260. A gem set jade hilted dagger with matching locket, North India or Deccan, 1675-1725; 15 ¼ ins. (38.5 cm.) long; 2 7/8 ins. (7.2 cm.) wide; locket 1 5/8 ins. (4.2 cm.) long; 1 7/8 ins. (4.9 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Set with rubies and emeralds, rain guard decorated with a half sun motif in gold-damascened, steel blade. Literature: Jaffer 2013, p.68, no.31 Exhibited: Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.121,... [Lire la suite]
16 juillet 2019

A gem set carved jade mirror, North India or Deccan, 1675-1700

Lot 370. A gem set carved jade mirror, North India or Deccan, 1675-1700; 8 ½ ins. (21.6 cm.) high; 5 3/8 ins. (13.8 cm.) wide; ¾ in. (1.9 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 106,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The back decorated with floral designs in low relief, the mirror framed with a band of inlaid rubies and emeralds set in gold, the base inlaid with a large ruby set in gold. Provenance: Formerly in a Danish royal collectionBonhams,... [Lire la suite]
07 juillet 2019

An enamelled and gem set rosewater sprinkler, North India or Deccan, 1775-1825

Lot 138. An enamelled and gem set rosewater sprinkler, North India or Deccan, 1775-1825; 11 3/8 ins. (28.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 200,000. © Christie's Images Ltd  Of typical form, set with diamonds, rubies and emeralds, body decorated in green enamel with some areas of light blue enamel, the base undecorated, in three parts. Provenance: By repute, the Nizams of HyderabadHapsburg Feldman, Geneva, 9 November 1987, lot 23Dr. Mohammed Said... [Lire la suite]

24 juin 2019

A gem set rock-crystal flask, North India or Deccan, 1740-1780

Lot 237.A gem set rock-crystal flask, North India or Deccan, 1740-1780; 7 5/8 ins. (19.2 cm.) high; 4 3/8 ins. (11.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 300,000 - USD 500,000. Price realised USD 387,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Body carved out of a single piece of rock crystal set with diamonds, rubies and emeralds in gold and silver, gold support ring on foot, lid similarly decorated. Exhibited: Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2015, pp.80-81, no.35The Miho Museum, Koka 2016, p.91, no.61Grand... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2019

A gem-set jade-hilted dagger (khanjar) and scabbard, North India or Deccan, 1700-1750, scabbard, India or Iran, circa 1650

Lot 176. A gem-set jade-hilted dagger (khanjar) and scabbard, North India or Deccan, 1700-1750, scabbard, India or Iran, circa 1650;13 5/8 ins. (34.8 cm.) long; scabbard 9 3/8 ins. (23.8 cm.) long. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Exhibited: Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.122, no,93The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p.146, no.94The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018, p.170, no.98. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019   ... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2019

A gem-set jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), North India or Deccan, circa 1675-1700

Lot 84. A gem-set jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), North India or Deccan, circa 1675-1700; 14 3/8 ins. (36.6 cm.) long. Estimate USD 700,000 - USD 1,200,000. Price realised USD 795,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Set with rubies, watered-steel blade, later cloth-covered wooden scabbard with original gem set jade locket. Exhibited: The Miho Museum, Koka 2016, p. 35, no. 40Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.120, no,91The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p.145, no,93The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018,... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2019

A gem-set jade-hilted dagger (khanjar) and scabbard, North India or Deccan, 1700-1725

Lot 175. A gem-set jade-hilted dagger (khanjar) and scabbard, North India or Deccan, 1700-1725; 14 ins. (35.5 cm.) long. Estimate USD 800,000 - USD 1,200,000. Price realised USD 915,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Set with rubies and emeralds, pierced watered-steel blade fitted with three channels containing free running seed pearls, the velvet-covered wooden scabbard with enamelled gold locket and chape. Literature: Hales 2013, p.31. Exhibited: Grand Palais, Paris 2017,... [Lire la suite]