19 octobre 2019

A small gem set gold pendant in the form of an eagle, Deccan or South India, mid 18th century

Lot 96. A small gem set gold pendant in the form of an eagle, Deccan or South India, mid 18th century; 3in. (7.7cm.) high. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000 (USD 25,700 - USD 38,550). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  Variously-shaped table-cut diamonds, oval cabochon rubies and emeralds, pearls, foil, gold on a lac core, reverse in plain engraved gold. Provenance: Bonhams, London, 4 October 2011, lot 263. Literature: Jaffer 2013, p. 187-88, no. 56. Exhibited: Metropolitan... [Lire la suite]

19 octobre 2019

A small gem set gold pendant in the form of a bird, India, 18th century

Lot 95. A small gem set gold pendant in the form of a bird, India, 18th century; 1 3/8in. (3.3cm.) high. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000 (USD 38,550 - USD 64,250). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  Pear-shaped table-cut diamonds, cabochon and table-cut rubies, green and blue enamel back, gold.   Exhibited: Grand Palais, Paris 2017, pp. 186-87, no. 142The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p. 213, no. 145The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018, p. 235, no. 149de Young Legion of Honor, San Francisco... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2019

A gem set gold spoon, India, circa 1850-1875

Lot 205. A gem set gold spoon, India, circa 1850-1875; 8 ¼ ins. (21 cm.) long. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 Set with diamonds, foiled rubies and emeralds, the reverse fully gem set in dense floral patterns. Exhibited: Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p. 270, no. 202The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, pp. 286-87, no. 199The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018, p. 303, no. 203. Note: For a sword hilt of similar design, see lot 126. ... [Lire la suite]
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21 juillet 2019

A gem set gold archer’s ring, South India or Deccan, possibly Tanjore, 1750-1850

Lot 14. A gem set gold archer’s ring, South India or Deccan, possibly Tanjore, 1750-1850. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 60,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Set with diamonds, rubies and emeralds; ¾ in. (2.1 cm.) high; 1 1/8 ins.(2.9 cm.) wide; 1 5/8 ins. (4.1 cm.) deep. Exhibited: Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.183, no.137The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p.210, no.143The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018, p.233, no.147. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal... [Lire la suite]
19 juillet 2019

A gem set gold makara-head finial, Mysore or Tanjore, South India, 1775-1825

Lot 342. A gem set gold makara-head finial, Mysore or Tanjore, South India, 1775-1825. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Set with diamonds, rubies, and sapphires; 1 5/8 ins. (4.1 cm.) long; ¾ in. (2.1 cm.) high; 5/8 in. (1.7 cm.) wide. Literature: Jaffer 2013, p.189, no.60. Exhibited: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 2014, p. 49The Miho Museum, Koka 2016, p.106, no.74Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.183,... [Lire la suite]
11 juillet 2019

A gem set gold sword hilt , North India, circa 1850-1875

Lot 126. A gem set gold sword hilt , North India, circa 1850-1875; 6 5/8 ins. (17 cm.) high; 3 5/8 ins. (9.2 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 137,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  Set with rubies and emeralds on both sides. Exhibited: Grand Palais, Paris 2017, pp.268-69, no.201The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p.286, no.197The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018, p.301, no.201. Note: For a spoon of similar design, see lot 205. ... [Lire la suite]
07 juillet 2019

A gem set gold chess set, probably South India, circa 1775-1825

Lot 208. A gem set gold chess set, probably South India, circa 1775-1825. Estimate USD 150,000 - USD 250,000. Price realised USD 187,500. © Christie's Images Ltd Thirty two pieces, set with rubies and emeralds, the base of each piece in plain gold with undeciphered South Indian scriptHighest piece 1 7/8 ins. (4.7 cm.) high; smallest piece 7/8 in. (2.1 cm.) high. Exhibited: The Miho Museum, Koka 2016, pp.58-59, no.31Grand Palais, Paris 2017, pp.206-07, no,156The Doge’s Palace, Venice... [Lire la suite]