20 avril 2010

Indian jewelry @ Christie's London

A pair of Golconda diamond stud earrings in enameled gold settings, India, 20th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010. Each approx. 2 carats, in cobalt blue enamel setting decorated to side with stylized leafs and to back with petals - 1cm diameter (2). Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000. Price Realized £30,000 Provenance: Van Gelder Jewellery. A Mughal diamond and enamel gold bracelet, India, late 18th-19th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010. The central openwork flowerhead set with table-cut diamonds, the... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2009

An unmounted diamond weighing 15.02 carats

An unmounted diamond weighing 15.02 carats Estimate $1,322,052 - $1,944,194 - Price Realized $1,682,375 Accompanied by report no. 2105514589 dated 23 January 2009 from the Gemological Institute of America stating that the 15.02 carat diamond is D colour, flawless clarity, with excellent cut and symmetryAlso accompanied by a supplemental letter stating the 15.02 carat diamond has been determined to be a type IIa. Type IIa diamonds are the most chemically pure type of diamond and often have exceptional optical transparency.... [Lire la suite]
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11 avril 2009

A portrait of Sultan Abul Hasan of Golconda (reg. 1672-1687) standing facing right. Golconda, late 17th Century

A portrait of Sultan Abul Hasan of Golconda (reg. 1672-1687) standing facing right. Golconda, late 17th Century gouache on paper, English and Telugu inscriptions of identification at top and bottom on outer border, unframed. 174 x 104 mm. Sold for £1,320 Bonhams. Islamic & Indian Art, 2 Apr 2009. New Bond Street www.bonhams.com (Copyright © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved
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11 avril 2009

A portrait of a Golconda ruler. Golconda, late 17th Century

A portrait of a Golconda ruler. Golconda, late 17th Century gouache on paper, English and Telugu inscriptions of identification at top and bottom on outer border, unframed. 179 x 104 mm. Sold for £1,320 Footnote: The English inscription appears to read: Ale Alum Cawus, which does not correspond with a known Deccani ruler. Bonhams. Islamic & Indian Art, 2 Apr 2009. New Bond Street www.bonhams.com (Copyright © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved
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