17 juillet 2019

An enamelled and diamond-set ankus, North India, 19th century

Lot 144. An enamelled and diamond-set ankus, North India, 19th century; 21 1/8 ins. (53.8 cm.) long. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 93,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Steel tip with gold mounts, the entire surface set with diamonds in gold on blue, green and red enamelled ground, the blunt end of the hook modelled as an elephant head with agate eyes, the end of the stick is missing an ornament exposing a screw.   ... [Lire la suite]

12 juillet 2019

An enamelled and gem set steel elephant goad (ankus), Hyderabad, Deccan, 19th century

Lot 242. An enamelled and gem set steel elephant goad (ankus), Hyderabad, Deccan, 19th century; 18 1/8 ins. (46 cm.) long without tassle; 4 3/8 ins. (11.2 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 200,000. Price realised USD 137,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  Of typical form set with diamonds, main body covered in green enamel with small areas decorated in navy and light blue enamels, a small ruby-eyed parrot at the junction of shaft and plate, silk and metal-thread cord. ... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2018

A silver and gilt-metal openwork elephant-goad (ankus), India, Bikaner, circa 1800

Lot 162. A silver and gilt-metal openwork elephant-goad (ankus), India, Bikaner, circa 1800; 55.5cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot Sold 6,250 GBP (7,153 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the openwork handle with silver overlay, containing round noise-making metal bells, two steel spikes, one curved and the other straight, densely decorated with gold-overlaid foliate designs. Note: A similar silvered iron ankus with an ivory handle is in Powis Castle, inv. no.POW/CLIVE/1/16; another... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2015

Two silver-gilt and cast iron turquoise-set elephant Goads (ankus), Rajasthan, 19th Century

Two silver-gilt and cast iron turquoise-set elephant Goads (ankus), Rajasthan, 19th Century. Estimate £3,000 - 4,000 (€4,200 - 5,600). Photo Bonhams. the iron spike with lobed koftgari decorated sides, the hook terminating in a lotus bud, the shaft decorated with repousse floral band set with turquoise stones running diagonally and plain gold upper, the terminals with raised turquoise-set ring - 56cm.(2) Note: Found in armouries and temples all across India, ankus are often ornately decorated with... [Lire la suite]
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