16 avril 2016

A Mughal gem-set ivory horse head-hilted dagger, India, 17th century

Lot 136. A Mughal gem-set ivory horse head-hilted dagger, India, 17th century. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP (50,684 - 76,026 EUR) . Photo Sotheby's the carved ivory hilt of horse-head form with flowing mane to one side, eyes and bridle set in the kundan technique with rubies, a row of turquoise stones set down the mane, finely carved floral design to base, the gently curved double-edged watered-steel blade with faint central ridge, gold-overlaid inscriptions at forte; 44.5cm.  ... [Lire la suite]

09 avril 2016

An exceptional dagger, Turkey, 16th century, with Mughal jade hilt, India, 17th-18th century

Lot 158. An exceptional dagger with fine openwork gold-inlaid steel blade with inscriptions, Turkey, 16th century, with Mughal jade hilt, India, 17th-18th century. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 GBP (253,420 — 380,130 EUR). Photo Sotheby's the double-edged blade gently curved with a swelled tip, with central open-worked groove, the raised panel at the forte decorated on one side with gold-inlaid scrolling flowers, decorated en-suite at the tip of the blade, two lines of inscriptions... [Lire la suite]
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05 avril 2016

Bonhams to offer Indian royal family's treasure at its Indian and Islamic sale in London

Lot 292. A diamond, ruby and emerald-set gold 'manga malai' necklace, Tamil Nadu, South India, 19th Century. Estimate £50,000 - 70,000 (€63,000 - 88,000). Photo: Bonhams.  LONDON.- International auction house Bonhams is to offer a collection of jewels belonging to an Indian royal family at its Indian and Islamic sale at Bonhams New Bond Street on Tuesday 19th April. The family, who are based in the UK and wish to remain anonymous, will be parting with a number of treasures that have been in... [Lire la suite]
25 décembre 2013

Khanjar (Dagger). Mughal India, 18th century

Khanjar (Dagger). Mughal India, 18th century. Photo courtesy Francesca Galloway. White nephrite hilt with inlaid with gold, lasque diamonds and other precious gems. Overall length: 12.6 inches (32 cm). Francesca Galloway. Indian Paintings & Courtly Objects: Recent Acquisitions. Leslie Feely Fine Art, 33 East 68th Street, 5th Floor, New York 10065. T/M (917) 943 7737 - M +44 777 594 4098 - christine@francescagalloway.com - www.francescagalloway.com. Asia Week New York. A Celebration of Asian Art. MARCH 14–22, 2014
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09 août 2013

A RARE MUGHAL GEM-SET JADE-HILTED DAGGER (PESHKABZ), NORTH WEST INDIA, 17TH-18TH CENTURY

A RARE MUGHAL GEM-SET JADE-HILTED DAGGER (PESHKABZ), NORTH WEST INDIA, 17TH-18TH CENTURY. Photo courtesy Sotheby's the tapering curved watered-steel blade with broad flattened back chiselled and overlaid in gold with a pendant palmette, the dark-green jade pistol-grip hilt inlaid with scrolling tendrils of gold issuing floral rosettes, buds and leaves kundun-set with cabochon rubies and cut diamonds, velvet-covered wood scabbard; 40.5cm. Lot Sold: 73,250 GBPPROVENANCE: ex-Collection Robin Wigington, Stratford-upon-Avon,... [Lire la suite]
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12 août 2012

Dagger Handle. Turkey, mid 16th century

Dagger Handle. Turkey, mid 16th century. Walrus ivory. 4 3/16 x 1 13/16 x 7/8 in. (10.6 x 4.6 x 2.2 cm). 71.571. Acquired by Henry Walters, 1905. The Walters Art Museum This is a rare example of a 16th-century Turkish ivory hilt, delicately carved in relief with arabesque designs of interlacing foliage scrolls. Provenance: Michel Boy, Paris, by purchase; Sale, Hotel Drouot, Paris, May 15, 1905, no. 337; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1905 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
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12 août 2012

Dagger from a Rifle Set. Turkey, 1732-1733

Dagger from a Rifle Set. Turkey, 1732-1733. Steel, decorated with gold, rubies (or spinels), beryls. 1 3/4 x 11 13/16 x 5/8 in. (4.4 x 30 x 1.7 cm). 51.76. Acquired by Henry Walters, 1903. The Walters Art Museum Provenance: Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1903 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
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12 août 2012

Dagger Depicting Tamatori Retrieving the Sacred Jewel from the Sea. Japan, 1854 (Nambokucho-late Edo).

Dagger Depicting Tamatori Retrieving the Sacred Jewel from the Sea. Japan, 1854 (Nambokucho-late Edo). Metalworkers: Fukawa Kazunori (Japanese, 1824-1876), Hamano Masanobu (Japanese, born 1773), Ishiguro Masaaki (Japanese, 1813-1837). Steel, gold, copper, copper alloy, silver alloy, wood, textile, shakudo, shibuichi, sentoku (?). Mounted blade: 10 in. (25.4 cm) (l.). Acquired by Henry Walters.  Provenance: Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum,... [Lire la suite]
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12 août 2012

Dagger and Scabbard. Turkey, mid 19th century

Dagger and Scabbard. Turkey, mid 19th century, steel, with gold inlay. Dagger: 1 1/2 x 9 13/16 x 1 in. (3.8 x 25 x 2.5 cm); sheath: 1 5/16 x 6 5/8 x 3/4 in. (3.3 x 16.8 x 2 cm). 51.77. Acquired by Henry Walters, 1903. The Walters Art Museum  Provenance: R. S. Pardo, Constantinople [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1903 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
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02 juillet 2012

Fine Moghul-style dagger; probably late 19th Century

痕都斯坦玉嵌寶石匕首 Fine Moghul-style dagger; probably late 19th Century. © I. M. Chait Gallery with a jeweled, celadon jade handle carved as a horse head and with gold tendrils; the antique blade with gilt foliate designs; L: 16 1/8" - Lot 337. Estimate $6,000-8,000 I. M. Chait Gallery. Asian & international Fine Arts Auction  -  Jul 08 2012 11:00 AM. http://www.chait.com
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