19 juillet 2019

A gem set gold makara-head finial, Mysore or Tanjore, South India, 1775-1825

Lot 342. A gem set gold makara-head finial, Mysore or Tanjore, South India, 1775-1825. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Set with diamonds, rubies, and sapphires; 1 5/8 ins. (4.1 cm.) long; ¾ in. (2.1 cm.) high; 5/8 in. (1.7 cm.) wide. Literature: Jaffer 2013, p.189, no.60. Exhibited: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 2014, p. 49The Miho Museum, Koka 2016, p.106, no.74Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.183,... [Lire la suite]

15 juillet 2019

A gem set ruby sword hilt, South India, probably 16th century

Lot 244. A gem set ruby sword hilt, South India, probably 16th century; 6 7/8 ins. (17.4 cm.) long; 3 ¾ ins. (9.5 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 112,500. Christie's Images Ltd 2019  Made from a single block of ruby, set with diamonds, those on the ruby added in the early 19th century, green champlevé enamelled quillons.  Exhibited: Grand Palais, Paris 2017, pp.268-69, no.199The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p.284, no.195The... [Lire la suite]
23 juin 2019

Tipu Sultan’s Magic Box, Mysore, South India, 1780-90

Lot 204. Tipu Sultan’s Magic Box, Mysore, South India, 1780-90; 2 1/8 ins. (5.5 cm.) high; 2 ¼ ins. (5.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 495,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Each of the twenty sides of the gold icosahedron decorated with a numeral. Provenance: Tipu Sultan of MysoreGeneral Robert BellSir Charles HopkinsonHans William SothebyIngram BywaterCharles Francis BellChristie’s, London, 10 October 1989, lot 183Sotheby’s, London, 25 May 2005, lot 65.... [Lire la suite]
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18 juin 2019

A gold gem-set hilted dagger (kinjal), Tanjore or Mysore, South India, 1790-1810

Lot 262. A gold gem-set hilted dagger (kinjal), Tanjore or Mysore, South India, 1790-1810; 13 3/8 ins. (34.1 cm.) long. Estimate USD 500,000 - USD 700,000. Price realised USD 555,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The hilt in the form of a yali, set with diamonds, rubies and emeralds, steel blade. Literature: Jaffer 2013, p.191, no.65 Exhibited: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 2014, p.55Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.172, no.131The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p.200, no.134The Palace... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2019

A gem-set gold necklace, South India, Late 19th-early 20th century

Lot 119. A gem-set gold necklace, South India, Late 19th-early 20th century; 15in. (38.2cm.) long; 6 ½in. (16.4cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000 (USD 5,168 - USD 7,752). Price realised GBP 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Composed of a row of pendants consisting of flowers within roundels interspersed with stylised pendant trefoils, each set with table-cut white sapphires or rock crystal and foiled cabochon rubies and emeralds, the reverse plain gold, on two gold wire chains,... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2019

A rare bronze figure of Shiva Nataraja, South India, Tamil Nadu, Chola period, 13th century

Lot 815. A rare bronze figure of Shiva Nataraja, South India, Tamil Nadu, Chola period, 13th century; 8 ¾ in. (22 cm.) high. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Shown with one leg raised on the back of a recumbent dwarf, who plays with a snake, standing on a rectangular plinth, his lower arms held in dance mudras and his upper arms outstretched and holding a drum and flame, clad in a short dhoti and wrappednagas and sashes, with a chain swinging from his... [Lire la suite]

06 septembre 2018

Birmingham Museum of Art returns stolen statue to India

Lingodhbhavamurti (Shiva Manifesting within the Linga of Flames), Tamil Nadu, South India, Chola dynasty (300 BC-AD 1279), About 1150 CE. BIRMINGHAM, AL.- The Birmingham Museum of Art officially repatriated a stolen work of art to the nation of India in a formal ceremony that took place in New York City on the evening of September 4. Dr. Graham Boettcher, R. Hugh Daniel Director of the Birmingham Museum of Art, represented the BMA at the ceremony which was hosted by the Consulate General of India in New York, and... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2018

A pair of diamond and enamelled bracelets (dastband) with makara-head terminals, South India, late 19th-early 20th century

Lot 301. A pair of diamond and enamelled bracelets (dastband) with makara-head terminals, South India, late 19th-early 20th century. Estimate 20,000 — 25,000 GBP. Lot sold  25,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby’s comprising flexible entwined gold links decorated with pale blue, green, red, white and dark blue enamels, set with foliate diamonds, the terminals rendered in the form of makara-heads with agate-set eyes. Quantité: 2; 8cm. max. diam. Notes: The use of mythical and aquatic... [Lire la suite]
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30 juillet 2018

A Rare and Highly Important Bronze Figure of Shiva Gangadhara Nataraja, South India, Tamil Nadu, Chola Period, 9th Century

Lot 26. A Rare and Highly Important Bronze Figure of Shiva Gangadhara Nataraja, South India, Tamil Nadu, Chola Period, 9th Century; 16 ¼ in. (41.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 2,000,000 - USD 3,000,000. Price realised USD 2,853,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2015. Dancing over the dwarf Apasmarapurusha with his left leg raised, his principal right hand in abhayamudra and his principal left hand pointed towards his raised foot, holding a damaru and chakra in... [Lire la suite]
09 janvier 2018

Indian Jewelry at Susan Ollemans

Basra Pearl Nosering, North India, 19th century. Pearls and Gold. Price On Request © Susan Ollemans A Ruby And Diamond Ring, South India, 19th century. Gold, Ruby and Diamond. Price On Request © Susan Ollemans   A Gilt-Bronze Ear Piece, Tibet or Nepal, 19th century. Gilt-Bronze. Length: 18.5cm. Price On Request © Susan Ollemans A Gold Diamond And Ruby Pendant, North India, 20th century. Gold, Ruby and Diamond. Length: 6 cm. Price On Request © Susan Ollemans Susan Ollemans started her business in 1979 and has traded... [Lire la suite]