22 mai 2011

Christie's Geneva Sets New World Record Prices For a Heart-Shaped Diamond, For any Sapphire and for any Indian Jewel Sold at Auc

Christie's sale of magnificent jewels in Geneva achieved a total of more than $78M, the highest result for any jewellery auction ever held by the auction house in Switzerland. The top lot was a 56 ct heart-shaped diamond, which sold for more than $10M becoming the most expensive heart-shaped diamond ever sold at auction. François Curiel, President of Christie's Switzerland: “The jewellery sale in Geneva was marked by strong bidding with moments of passionate enthusiasm, exemplified by an antique Imperial Mughal spinel necklace... [Lire la suite]
08 mai 2011

Mughal gem-set gold and jade objects and jewelry, India, 17th,18th & 19th century

A rare Mughal gem-set gold spoon, India, 17th-18th century.  Photo Sotheby's the shallow bowl delicately inlaid on the reverse with a lotus rosette comprised of radiating foil-backed diamond petals and rubies, the faceted tapering shaft inlaid with emeralds and bands of ruby quatrefoils within an engraved and chiselled gold framework, gold lotus bud terminal; 14.5cm. Estimate 80,000—120,000 GBP. Lot Sold 409,250 GBP NOTE: This spoon is comparable to the magnificent early-seventeenth-century spoon in the Victoria and Albert... [Lire la suite]
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30 avril 2011

"The Way of the Master – The Great Artists of India, 1100–1900" @ Museum Rietberg in Zurich

Self-Portrait and Portraits of Artists (detail) By Daulat, Mughal, c. 1610 © Golestan Palace Library, Tehran. Photo: Davood Sadeghsa 800 years of Indian painting, about 200 masterpieces by more than 40 artists – and all this at a glance. Never before has it been possible in the West to acquaint oneself with the entire history of Indian painting at a single exhibition.The inventiveness and colour sense of artists such as Abd al-Samad, Farrukh Beg or Nainsukh are as impressive as their names are exotic. Acclaimed by their... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2011

Heart-shaped diamond leads the show at Christie's Geneva on may 18

Magnificence. An unmounted  heart-shaped D colour, Internally Flawless, Type IIa diamond weighing 56.15 carats, with excellent polish and symmetry. Estimate: SFr.9,000,000-12,000,000 / US$9,000,000-12,000,000 / €6,600,000-8,800,000 / £5,600,000-7,500,000. Photo Denis Hayoun - Diode SA GENEVA - Christie's is pleased to announce its Spring Geneva auctions, the most important jewellery event in Europe with top- quality jewels. A rich catalogue of more than 320 lots brings to the international arena the best in every category of... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2011

A small Mughal white jade (opium water) Cup. India, 17th Century & A carved jade Bowl. India, 18th century

A small Mughal white jade (opium water) Cup. India, 17th Century. of demi-fruit form with leafy end and curved stem, the underneath with incised lines running the length; 7 cm. long. Sold for £10,800 A carved jade Bowl. India, 18th century. with rounded sides and slightly everted rim on a short foot, the exterior carved in relief with a frieze of Chinese-influenced meandering vines bearing chrysanthemum flowers16 cm. diam. Sold for £6,600 Bonhams. Islamic and Indian Art, 5 Apr 2011. New Bond Street... [Lire la suite]
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10 janvier 2011

Petit cabinet indo-portugais. Influence Mughal, XVIe-XVIIe siècle

Petit cabinet indo-portugais. Influence Mughal, XVIe-XVIIe siècle © BRAFA 2010 Teck, ébène, ivoire et montures en cuivre doré. H 15 x L 22 x P 17,2 cm L’offre de la galerie AR-PAB est très large allant de l'argenterie, du mobilier, de la sculpture, des objets de curiosité, des ivoires, des bijoux, des instruments scientifiques, à l’art colonial portugais et sud-américain, de la Renaissance au XIXe siècle. Chaque pièce est sélectionnée pour sa rareté, son authenticité et son état de conservation. Tout objet a une histoire,... [Lire la suite]
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10 octobre 2010

Mughal jade Candlestick, Archer's Ring, Bowl & Dish. India, 18th Century

An unusual Mughal jade Candlestick. Northern India, 18th Century. © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd of mid greyish-green mottled jade, made in three sections, the ribbed cylindrical body with a rib of chevron motif above and below, on a slightly flaring foot, with sloping shoulder, the truncated neck with horizontal rib, delicately carved in low relief with acanthus leaves; 18 cm. high - Sold for £9,600 Note: The unusual form of object in jade can be attributed to a Muslim craftsmen probably working in Norther India in the 18th... [Lire la suite]
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10 octobre 2010

Mughal jade-hilted daggers @ Bonhams

A Mughal gem-set jade hilted steel Dagger. India, 17th Century. © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd with slightly curving tapering blade, the jade hilt with curved pommel and scroll-shaped quillons, carved and inlaid with gold and set with precious stones including diamonds, rubies and emeralds forming flowering stems and branches, the scabbard with a jade locket set with rubies and emeralds, encased; 37.5 cm. long(3) - Estimate: £35,000 - 40,000, € 42,000 - 48,000. Unsold A group of nine depictions of arms and... [Lire la suite]
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02 octobre 2010

A Mughal white jade snuff bottle, 1750-1800. Possibly Imperial, attributed to the Palace workshops, Beijing

A Mughal white jade snuff bottle, 1750-1800. Possibly Imperial, attributed to the Palace workshops, Beijing. photo courtesy Sotheby's superbly hollowed, of flattened rectangular form with shoulders sloping to a cylindrical neck, resting on a well carved oval footrim, the body carved in low relief with stylized lotus, each shoulder carved in high relief with prominent elephant-head handles suspending loose rings, the neck carved with upright lappets, the concave base with an elongated chrysanthemum, the stone of... [Lire la suite]
06 juin 2010

A Mughal gem-set jade Pendant. India, 18th Century & A pair of Mughal style gem-set pendant Earrings

A Mughal gem-set jade Pendant. India, 18th Century. photo Bonhams of cartouche form, inlaid in gold kundan and set with stones forming a floral spray with buds, suspension loop, 5 x 3.5 cm. max. Estimate: £600 - 800 A pair of Mughal style gem-set pendant Earrings. photo Bonhams each with oval pendant with gem-set bird, with gold rosette suspension, each approx. 2.6 cm. long(2) Estimate: £400 - 600 Bonhams. The Knightsbridge Islamic and Indian Art Sale, 9 Jun 2010. Knightsbridge www.bonhams.com
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