19 avril 2010

Iranian & Turkish jewelry, 11th to 19th century and later

A Seljuk nielloed gold wire bracelet, Iran, 11th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010. The shank constructed from woven gold wire, each with four thick wires twisted around a thinner wire, the clasp held by a pin, the round bezel with stylized quatrefoil inlaid with niello - 2 1/2in (6.4cm) diameter. Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000 . Price Realized £9,750 Provenance: UK trade, 1990s A pair of Seljuk gold bracelets, Iran, 13th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010. The shank of triangular cross-section... [Lire la suite]