02 janvier 2021

A Netherlandish silver-mounted tortoiseshell-veneered wood casket, unmarked, circa 1700

Lot 5. A Netherlandish silver-mounted tortoiseshell-veneered wood casket, unmarked, circa 1700; 16.5cm, 6¼in. long. Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 GBP. Lot sold: 3,274 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. rectangular with hinged cover, the silver corner mounts and escutcheon plate engraved with scrolling foliage, the central applied cartouche engraved with mirror monogram 'WB', on four ball feet, purple velvet-lined. Property of a descendant of William Beckford & The Dukes of Hamilton. ... [Lire la suite]

27 octobre 2020

A rare gold brocade robe, Mughal India, circa 1700

Lot 75. A rare gold brocade robe, Mughal India, circa 1700; 38in. (96.5cm.) long. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 40,000 (USD 39,000 - USD 52,000). Courtesy Sotheby's. Gold and silk threads, brocaded, the gold ground decorated with a repeating design of red floral sprays, red and blue silk lining. Provenance: Possibly Henry Vansittart (1732-1770) when Governor of Bengal from 1759 to 1764 or his brother George Vansittart (1745-1825 when in Bengal from 1761 to 1776Thence by descent to the late... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2020

A large Ottoman voided silk velvet panel (yastik), Turkey, probably Bursa, circa 1700

Lot 166. A large Ottoman voided silk velvet panel (yastik), Turkey, probably Bursa, circa 1700; 123.2 by 65cm. Estimate: 15,000 - 25,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. of rectangular form, composed of cream, green and red velvet threads, featuring a lobed medalion with floral steams, and leafy stems of each side, the arches and end-bands also containing floral motifs, mounted. Note: Surviving evidence suggests that cushion covers (yastik yüzü) were woven in pairs and more rarely in sets of four. They used a... [Lire la suite]
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14 août 2019

A Mughal jade lobed bowl,India, circa 1700

Lot 361. A Mughal jade lobed bowl,India, circa 1700; 5 ¼ ins. (13.2cm.) wide. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The thin walls divided into six petal-shaped lobes converging in the centre of the bowl, the exterior finely carved in low relief floral designs, the base engraved in a flowerhead shape. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019
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02 août 2019

A calligraphic album page, India, Deccan, Bijapur or Golconda, circa 1700

Lot 75. A calligraphic album page, India, Deccan, Bijapur or Golconda, circa 1700. Gold and color on paper, black leaf with dense gold flowering vine, backed on cream card with three Mughal seal impressions. Folio 8 5/8 x 6 ¼ ins. (21.7 x 15.7 cm). Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Note: A very similar leaf was sold in these Rooms 12 September 2012, lot 612, with further leaves from the same album forming lots 610 and 611 in... [Lire la suite]
31 juillet 2019

Jade paan box, Mughal India, circa 1700

Lot 371. Jade paan box, Mughal India, circa 1700; 4 ½ ins. (11 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 37,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Jade with flowering plants in low relief, the lid with a ruby set in gold, base and interior undecorated. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019
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20 juillet 2019

A portrait of the Emperor Aurangzeb (R.1658-1707), Mughal India, circa 1700

Lot 78. A portrait of the Emperor Aurangzeb (R.1658-1707), Mughal India, circa 1700. Opaque pigments on paper, remains of faint identification inscription near the face of the standing figure in Devanagari, backed on cream paper. Painting 7 x 4 5/8 ins (17.8 x 11.7 cm.). Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 62,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Literature: The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018, p. 474, no. 180. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal... [Lire la suite]
20 juillet 2019

Portrait of Shah Jahan, Mughal India, circa 1700

Lot 77. Portrait of Shah Jahan, Mughal India, circa 1700. Opaque pigments and gold on paper, on cream album leaf painted with gold floral sprays, backed on cream card. Painting 6 ¾ x 3 5/8 ins. (17.1 x 9.4 cm.); folio 14 x 9 5/8 ins. (35.5 x 24.6 cm.). Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 62,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Literature: The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018, p.114, fg.4Chateau de Fontainebleau, 2018, p. 148, cat. 33. Christie's. Maharajas... [Lire la suite]
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17 juillet 2019

An equestrian portrait of Aurangzeb, Mughal India, circa 1700

Lot 186. An equestrian portrait of Aurangzeb, Mughal India, circa 1700. Opaque pigments and gold on paper, backed on cream card. Folio 11 3/8 x 8 ins. (28.7 x 20.4 cm.). Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 87,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Provenance: Sir John Murray MacGregor, with Simon Ray, 2016. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019
16 juillet 2019

A gem set jade-hilted dagger with scabbard, India, circa 1700

Lot 380. A gem set jade-hilted dagger with scabbard, India, circa 1700; 15 ¼ ins. (38.8 cm.) long. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 112,500. Christie's Images Ltd 2019  Set with diamonds, rubies and emeralds, watered-steel blade, the scabbard with enamelled locket and chape. Provenance: By repute, Maharaja of Indore. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019