30 septembre 2010

Exceptional gem-set pieces from the family of the Nizam of Hyderabad @ Christie's London

An exceptional emerald, ruby and diamond-inset enamelled gold parrot. Mughal India, late 18th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010. The green enamel body inset with bold floral sprays in diamonds and rubies, the wings with ruby-inset drop-motifs within a border of diamond-inset leaves, the back and tail with similar ruby insets, the head elegantly inset with emeralds along the crest and beak, the beak holding a drilled emerald pendant, the underside of the body with two styles of floral enamelling including white... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2009

A gem-set and enamelled turban ornament (Sarpech), India, probably Deccan, 19th century

A gem-set and enamelled turban ornament (Sarpech), India, probably Deccan, 19th century the gold openwork body set with foiled white stones possibly diamonds and an a central octagonal emerald, with a central floral medallion flanked by hinged petal florets and surmounted by a hinged curling jigha, four drilled pendant emeralds, the reverse with gold floral and foliate motifs reserved against a green enamelled ground, suspension cord. 12 by 10.5cm. Estimate 8,000—10,000 GBP Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World. 01 Apr 09.... [Lire la suite]
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22 mars 2009

An Indian enamelled and gem-set pendant, Deccan, 17th-18th century, with later pearl chain

An Indian enamelled and gem-set pendant, Deccan, 17th-18th century, with later pearl chain rendered in the form of a bird with outstretched wings and tail feathers, the breast mounted with a diamond medallion, gold body and neck set with cabochon rubies and emeralds, the ruby beak, wings and tail feathers with attached drop-pendant pearls, the reverse of the wings and tail decorated with dark blue, green, yellow, red and white enamelling, loops attaching later gold and pearl suspension chains. pendant length 8cm. Estimate... [Lire la suite]
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10 mars 2009

A magnificent Mughal ruby- and emerald-set gold-hilted dagger, Deccan, India, 17th century, with 19th century scabbard

A magnificent Mughal ruby- and emerald-set gold-hilted dagger, Deccan, India, 17th century, with 19th century scabbard curved double-edged blade with central ridge and damascened floral decoration around the forte, the hilt of yellow gold with curved rounded pommel set with rubies and emeralds with rosette and floral motifs, the wood scabbard decorated with open-work gold of all-over vegetal and lotus blossom design terminating in a bud finial; 36cm. Estimzte 80,000—100,000 USD NOTE: This very fine and rare... [Lire la suite]
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