14 août 2019

A gem-set mughal dagger (chilanum), Central India, late 16th or early 17th century

Lot 156. A gem-set mughal dagger (chilanum), Central India, late 16th or early 17th century; 11¾in. (29.8cm.) long. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 40,000. Price realised GBP 35,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 With curved watered-steel double-edged blade with raised medial ridge and armour piercing point, the 'T'-shaped rectangular hilt with rounded knop finial, overlaid in gold and inset with a lattice of hardstones, later fitted velvet-lined wooden sheath. Note: The bifurcated hilt of this dagger... [Lire la suite]

15 octobre 2016

A blue and white pottery bottle, Provincial Ottoman, late 16th or early 17th century

Lot 146. A blue and white pottery bottle, Provincial Ottoman, late 16th or early 17th century. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000 (USD 7,314 - USD 9,752). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. Small area of restoration to body and rim, otherwise intact; 12 7/8in. (32.8cm.) high. Christie's. Sale 12241, Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds, 20 October 2016, London, King Street
05 février 2016

Gold-enamelled pendant, depicting the Adoration of the Magi, German, perhaps Dresden or Munich; late 16th or early 17th century

Gold-enamelled pendant, depicting the Adoration of the Magi, German, perhaps Dresden or Munich, late 16th or early 17th century. Bequeathed by Baron Ferdinand Anselm Rothschild, 1898. Ex-collection Countess of Mount Charles, ex-collection Elizabeth Conyngham, Marchioness Conyngham. WB.148. British Museum collection. © Trustees of the British Museum Pendant jewel; gold; centre: Adoration of the Magi, Virgin seated holding the Child under large star of diamonds; Joseph to right; two kings to left, one kneeling... [Lire la suite]
05 février 2016

Gold pendant jewel of a standing ram, perhaps South Italian or Spanish Colonial, late 16th or early 17th century

Gold pendant jewel of a standing ram, perhaps South Italian or Spanish Colonial, late 16th or early 17th century; spinel, pearl, gold, enamel. Bequeathed by Baron Ferdinand Anselm Rothschild, 1898. WB.166. British Museum collection. © Trustees of the British Museum The pendant is designed to open into two sections, hinged to either side of the base, and when closed represents a ram standing on a gentle mound with applied flowers and plants in high relief or in the round and set. Pendant jewel;... [Lire la suite]
09 février 2014

South German, probably Augsburg, late 16th or early 17th century, Unicorn drinking cup

South German, probably Augsburg, late 16th or early 17th century, Unicorn drinking cup. Photo Sotheby's gilt bronze, on a later red veined marble base; bronze: 13.9 by 13.3cm., 5½ by 5¼in.; base: 8.7 by 15.2cm., 3½ by 6in. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 GBP. Unsold Note: This gilt-bronze unicorn is transformed into a drinking cup once the detachable head is removed. The large eyes with prominent pupils and the stipled treatment of the pelt are typical characteristics of late 16th and early 17th-century South German bronze... [Lire la suite]