16 juillet 2019

An enamelled and gem set sword hilt, North India, early 18th century

Lot 243. An enamelled and gem set sword hilt, North India, early 18th century; 8 ins. (20.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 106,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  Set with diamonds and emeralds in gold on a red enamelled ground, in four separate parts which screw in to one another, all surfaces decorated, some stones missing. Literature: Jaffer 2013, p. 84, ill. p. 106, no. 42. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal... [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]
11 juillet 2019

A gem set gold sword hilt , North India, circa 1850-1875

Lot 126. A gem set gold sword hilt , North India, circa 1850-1875; 6 5/8 ins. (17 cm.) high; 3 5/8 ins. (9.2 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 137,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  Set with rubies and emeralds on both sides. Exhibited: Grand Palais, Paris 2017, pp.268-69, no.201The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p.286, no.197The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018, p.301, no.201. Note: For a spoon of similar design, see lot 205. ... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2018

An elegant gemset and enamelled gold sword (khanda) hilt, Mughal India, 18th century

Lot 186. An elegant gemset and enamelled gold sword (khanda) hilt, Mughal India, 18th century. Main element 4¾in. (12cm.) long. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 62,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 Made in parts, the surfaces of the hilt and mounts elegantly enamelled with floral vine and birds in a variety of colours, the underside of the quillon, finial and exterior of the handguard with diamond inset floral sprays on enamelled ground, the final domed element of hilt and... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2018

An impressive gemset and enamelled gold sword (khanda) hilt, Mughal India, late 17th-early 18th century 

Lot 185. An impressive gemset and enamelled gold sword (khanda) hilt, Mughal India, late 17th-early 18th century; 9¾in. (24.8cm.) long. Estimate GBP 60,000 - GBP 80,000. Price realised GBP 122,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 Made in parts, the surfaces of the hilt extremely elegantly enamelled with a lively design of animals and floral motifs in a wide range of colours, the underside of the quillon, finial and outside of the handguard with diamond inset floral sprays on red or green... [Lire la suite]
03 août 2017

A gemset and enamelled sword (tulwar) hilt, Benares, Late 18th-early 19th century

Lot 151. A gemset and enamelled sword (tulwar) hilt, Benares, Late 18th-early 19th century. Hilt 7¾in. (19.6cm.) long. Estimate £25,000 - GBP 35,000. Price realised GBP 40,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Of typical form with upper suspension loop, the ground of green enamel with pink floral highlights, set with a series of diamonds in gold mounts forming rosettes and floral sprays, hand guard withmakara head finial with agate eyes, with original similarly decorated chape, minor loss of enamels. ... [Lire la suite]
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20 avril 2016

A gemset and enamelled gold sword (tulwar) hilt, made for the Raja of Nabha State, North India, second half 19th century

Lot 34. A gemset and enamelled gold sword (tulwar) hilt, made for the Raja of Nabha State, North India, second half 19th century. Estimate £40,000 – £60,000($56,880 - $85,320). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 Of typical form with upper suspension loop with seed-pearl skirt, the ground of blue enamel decorated with diamonds and rubies in gold mounts forming rosettes and floral sprays, the hand guard with tiger head finial, the interior withGurmukhi and Latin inscription, with original similarly decorated locket... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2014

Sword hilt, India, 18th century

Sword hilt, India, 18th century. Photo courtesy Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. Of standard tulwar form with gold overlay and punched floral decoration. The pommel ending in an attachment with trefoil design. H: 15cm Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. MasterArt at TEFAF 2014. 14-23 march 2014 - http://www.masterart.com/
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