21 juillet 2019

A gem set gold archer’s ring, South India or Deccan, possibly Tanjore, 1750-1850

Lot 14. A gem set gold archer’s ring, South India or Deccan, possibly Tanjore, 1750-1850. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 60,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Set with diamonds, rubies and emeralds; ¾ in. (2.1 cm.) high; 1 1/8 ins.(2.9 cm.) wide; 1 5/8 ins. (4.1 cm.) deep. Exhibited: Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.183, no.137The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p.210, no.143The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018, p.233, no.147. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal... [Lire la suite]

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]
15 mars 2014

Silver repousse on copper box, Tanjore, India, circa 1900

Silver repousse on copper box, Tanjore, India, circa 1900. Photo courtesy Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. On the lid of the box is an exact depiction of the Brihadisvara temple in Tanjore with its distinctive crowned vimana and with a recumbent bull on a stepped nandi mandapa on a North-South axis with the main shrine. The Shrine is dedicated to the worship of Shiva. Its intricately carved walls are covered with the 108 poses of the Bharata-Natyam, a classical Indian dance, mimed by Shiva in person. The box is covered on all sides... [Lire la suite]
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