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]

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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