17 avril 2021

A gem-set enamelled gold turban ornament (jigha), North India, 19th Century

Lot 102. A gem-set enamelled gold turban ornament (jigha), North India, 19th Century; 11.8 x 12 cm.; 101 g. Est: £5,000 - £7,000. Sold: 17,000. Courtesy Bonhams the central element in the form of a flowerhead surmounted by a tapering plume, flanked by two detachable palmette motifs, plume holder to reverse, set with white sapphires, three pendant emeralds to each section, one to the upper section, decorated in polychrome enamel to the reverse with a peacock and floral motifs, later gold pins to the reverse of... [Lire la suite]
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09 janvier 2018

'Centuries of Opulence: Jewels of India'. Unique exhibit at GIA in Carlsbad, California

“Centuries of Opulence: Jewels of India” features 50 lavish, historical jewelry pieces on loan from a private collection that have rarely been seen in public. Showcasing more than 300 years of adornment in India, the exhibit explores the original sources of the diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires and other gems decorating these pieces, their religious and cultural symbolism, the wars fought for them and the historical tradition of gemology - the study of gems - in India. Krishna Pendant, South India, early 20th century. Diamond,... [Lire la suite]
03 août 2017

A Mughal gemset gold and enamelled turban ornament (sarpech), North India, 19th century

Lot 149. A Mughal gemset gold and enamelled turban ornament (sarpech), North India, 19th century. Estimate £8,000 - GBP 12,000. Price realised GBP 10,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Of typical form with a central curved palmette rising from a central rosette, flanked by two smaller rosettes, the gold body set with diamonds and other gems, the reverse with polychrome enamelling showing central birds surrounded by floral motifs, with two emeralds suspended from the body and a third from the top of the... [Lire la suite]
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24 mars 2017

An emerald and diamond-set enamelled turban ornament (sarpech), North India, 19th century

Lot 198. An emerald and diamond-set enamelled turban ornament (sarpech), North India, 19th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 43,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. gently curved jewel featuring a central hexagonal-cut emerald carved with flowerheads, between two oval carved emeralds, a drop-shape carved emerald above with diamond-set petalled border, two hanging spinels and seed pearls, polychrome floral enamelling to reverse, clasps on either side with metal-thread cord - main jewel: 7 by... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2017

Van Gelder Traditional Indian Folk Jewellery, TEFAF Maastrich 2017, Stand 241

Guttapusal necklace,  India, Andhra Pradesh, probably Hyderabad, late 18th century © Van Gelder Traditional Indian Folk Jewellery Elaborate gold, made up of a series of eighty-three open, tubular elements, each set with a cabochon ruby or emerald and a natural pearl on top, alternated on either side with seven petal-shaped decoration and each set with a single diamond, ruby or emerald. Length 57 cm.  On either side of the center pendant is an oval-shaped element attached to the double tubular pendant, each... [Lire la suite]
16 février 2016

Van Gelder Traditional Indian Folk Jewellery at TEFAF Maastrich 2016

Turban ornament, Turra, Delhi, 18th century. Gold, diamonds old mine cut in the middle, other old style brilliant cuts, rose cuts and flat. Length 9.5 cm (bird with tail). Diameter diamond-set rosette 4 cm. Weight 55 gr. © Van Gelder Traditional Indian Folk Jewellery Literature: The Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art, pp. 126-127 Exhibitions: Antwerp, Provinciaal Diamant Museum Antwerpen, A Kaleidoscope of Colours, Indian Mughal Jewels from the 18th and 19th... [Lire la suite]
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04 juillet 2015

Susan Ollemans at Masterpiece London 2015

Turban ornament, Northern India, Lucknow, early 19th century. Susan Ollemans at Masterpiece London 2015, stand C17 A carved emerald ring set in white gold with pave diamonds. Mughal carving 17th century setting 19th century. Susan Ollemans at Masterpiece London 2015, stand C17. A ruby and diamond temple necklace, Mysore, 19th Century. Susan Ollemans at Masterpiece London 2015, stand C17 A rare gold ring in the form of Ganga the River God, Indonesia, Java, 12-14th Century. Susan Ollemans... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2014

An enamelled diamond-set and pearl turban ornament (turra). Probably Hyderabad, Mughal India, 19th century

An enamelled diamond-set and pearl turban ornament (turra). Probably Hyderabad, Mughal India, 19th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 With an s-shaped hook decorated with enamelled roundel design and topped with a diamond-set palmette supporting a gold rosette similarly set with diamonds, each lobe of the rosette issuing a single large pearl, and the base with eight further strands of pearls from which issue smaller gold rosettes each with a central diamond; 6 7/8in. (17.5cm.) high (overall). Estimate: £10,000 – £15,000 ... [Lire la suite]
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06 novembre 2013

‘Beyond Extravagance: A Royal Collection of Gems and Jewels‘, Assouline.

A turban clip worn by the Maharajah of Nawanagar, circa 1907 and remodelled in 1935 © Laziz Hamani/ Courtesy Assouline Detail of The Nizam of Hyderabad Ceremonial Sword with diamonds, rubies and emeralds © Laziz Hamani/ Courtesy Assouline Cartier carved emerald and diamonds brooch, circa 1925 – Photo courtesy of Assouline Necklace, India, 1850-1900, with seven foiled emeralds in closed gold settings, separated by diamond clusters in closed silver settings. The cord ends are wrapped with fine natural pearls. © Laziz Hamani/... [Lire la suite]
03 novembre 2012

Museum of Fine Arts Houston announces landmark agreement and Islamic art initiative

Turban ornament, India, second half 17th century, Fabricated in gold with champlevé and over-painted enamels set with emeralds and diamonds; 6 13/16 x 2 1/16 x ½ in. (17.3 x 5.3 x 1.3 cm); The al-Sabah Collection, Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah, Kuwait. HOUSTON, TX.- Today Gary Tinterow, director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and Sheikha Hussah Sabah al-Salem al-Sabah, director of the Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah (DAI), Kuwait, and co-owner with Sheikh Nasser Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah of The al-Sabah Collection, jointly announced... [Lire la suite]
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