02 août 2019

A gem-set jade dish, India, circa 1800

Lot 200. A gem-set jade dish, India, circa 1800; 3 3/8 ins. (8.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 35,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Set with rubies, diamonds and emeralds in gold and silver, the recessed centre drilled with a central hole, the reverse undecorated. Literature: Jaffer 2013, p.118, no.49. Exhibited: The Miho Museum, Koka 2016, p.90, no.60Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.99, no.69The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p.125, no.73The Palace... [Lire la suite]
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28 juillet 2019

A jeweled jade plaque, India, circa 1800

Lot 202. A jeweled jade plaque, India, circa 1800; ¾ x ¾ in. (2.1 x 2.1 cm.). Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 31,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Lion and sun motif set with rubies, emeralds and rock-crystal, the reverse undecorated.  Literature: Jaffer 2013, p. 92, no. 6. Note: The lion and sun motif is a heraldic symbol associated with the Safavid and Qajar rulers of Iran and alludes to a possible Shi'a patron. This jeweled plaque is thought to have been worn by... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2019

An emerald-set gold flask, India, circa 1800

Lot 320. An emerald-set gold flask, India, circa 1800; 2 ½ ins. (6.2cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 56,250 © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 With green enamelled foot and collar, the top of the stopper set with a pavé diamond, the base covered in green enamel. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019
14 juillet 2019

A gem set dagger (pesh-kabz) with enamelled gold scabbard dagger, India, second half 18th century; sheath probably Hyderabad, Si

Lot 373. A gem set dagger (pesh-kabz) with enamelled gold scabbard dagger, India, second half 18th century; sheath probably Hyderabad, Sindh, circa 1800. Scabbard 14 ½ ins. (37 cm.) long.Blade 11 ½ ins. (29.2 cm.) long. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 118,750. Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The hilt enamelled and set with diamonds, watered steel blade, the scabbard with enamelled designs of animals and huntsmen on both sides, jeweled attachment with a large citrine... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2019

A diamond-set and enamelled necklace (khanti), North India, circa 1800

Lot 174. A diamond-set and enamelled necklace (khanti), North India, circa 1800. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot Sold 55,000 GBP (63,767 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. set with facet-cut diamonds with foil backing, the openwork design forming flowerheads and two birds, with a hinged pendant in the form of a bird with spinel drop, polychrome enamelling on the reverse with foliate motifs and birds on each setting; 19cm. diam. Provenance: Family of Hari Singh Nalwa... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2019

A large Mughal carved emerald, North India, circa 1800

Lot 170. A large Mughal carved emerald, North India, circa 1800; 3.4 by 4 by 0.9cm., 68.29 carats., 17.7grams. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP (34,824 - 58,040 EUR). Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. of heart-shaped form, the front carved with a lily in the centre, the reverse with petal pattern, the edge carved, later set in simple gold frame. Note: While India is rich in beryl minerals, emeralds were historically imported from Egypt. With the discovery of emerald mines in... [Lire la suite]
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27 juin 2018

SIMON TEAKLE FINE JEWELRY at Masterpiece London 2018

Royal Jewel. From Princess Mary Althea Beatrix Doria Pamphilj, Princess Emily Augusta Doria Pamphilj. A magnificent faint pink Golconda diamond pendant, approximately 22.50 carats. Courtesy Simon Teakle. The Ivy Necklace. An antique diamond necklace by Paulding Farnham for Tiffany, New York, circa 1900. Courtesy Simon Teakle. Cartier London. Art Deco Diamond Bracelet, circa 1928. Courtesy Simon Teakle René Boivin. Diamond Hoop Earrings. Courtesy Simon Teakle. Victorian gold and banded agate bangle, circa 1870. Courtesy... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2018

A yellow-ground silk embroidered 'Nine dragons' kang cushion cover, circa 1800

Lot 100. A yellow-ground silk embroidered 'Nine dragons' kang cushion cover, circa 1800; 52 3/8 in. (133 cm.) wide x 41 3/8 in. (105 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 40,000. Price realised GBP 93,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  The central rectangular panel is decorated with a front-facing five-clawed dragon surrounded by eight further striding dragons and a stylised shou roundel amongst ruyi-cloud scrolls and bats. The outer border is decorated with a dense band of scrolling... [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]
17 avril 2017

Pair of Silver and Diamond Pendant-Earrings, circa 1800

Lot 219. Pair of Silver and Diamond Pendant-Earrings, circa 1800. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.  Of pendeloque design, the circular tops suspending pear-shaped pendants, spaced by bow motifs, set with numerous old mine and rose-cut diamonds; circa 1800. Note: Diamond jewelry became highly fashionable in England toward the end of the eighteenth century. To supply this demand, London jewelers acquired gemstones from the French aristocracy fleeing Paris during the... [Lire la suite]
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