Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence

Christie's
New York

Date of the auction: 19.06.2019

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'MIRROR OF PARADISE' A DIAMOND RING

'MIRROR OF PARADISE' A DIAMOND RING Rectangular-cut diamond of 52.58 carats, tapered baguette-cut diamonds, platinum, ring size 7 ¼ GIA, 2019, report no. 1132889310: 52.58 carats, D color, Internally Flawless clarity, Type IIa Gübelin, 2013, report no. 13090169: 52.58 carats, D color, Internally

Lot #: 229

Estimate: US$7,000,000 - US$10,000,000

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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'THE ARCOT II'

'THE ARCOT II' Pear brilliant-cut diamond of 17.21 carats GIA, 2019, report no. 1132471891: 17.21 carats, D color, Internally Flawless clarity, Type IIa Gübelin, 2012, report no. 12020074: 17.21 carats, D color, Internally Flawless clarity, Type IIa, appendix and 'Golconda' letter Provenance

Lot #: 98

Estimate: US$2,000,000 - US$4,000,000

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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'THE NIZAM OF HYDERABAD NECKLACE' AN ANTIQUE DIAMOND, EMERALD AND ENAMEL...

'THE NIZAM OF HYDERABAD NECKLACE' AN ANTIQUE DIAMOND, EMERALD AND ENAMEL NECKLACE Triangular-shaped table-cut diamonds, variously-shaped faceted and rose-cut diamonds, carved emerald bead, green enamel, foil, gold, engraved on the reverse with foliate motif, 16 ins., mid to late 19th century

Lot #: 264

Estimate: US$1,500,000 - US$2,500,000

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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'THE NIZAMS OF HYDERABAD SARPECH ' AN ANTIQUE DIAMOND, SPINEL, PEARL AND...

'THE NIZAMS OF HYDERABAD SARPECH ' AN ANTIQUE DIAMOND, SPINEL, PEARL AND ENAMEL SARPECH The turban ornament set with circular, pear and variously-shaped table-cut diamonds, tumbled spinel beads, pearls, foil, gold on a lac core, silver, 10 ½ ins., strings each 15 ins., early to mid 19th century

Lot #: 311

Estimate: US$1,000,000 - US$2,000,000

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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'THE PATIALA RUBY CHOKER' AN ART DECO RUBY, DIAMOND AND NATURAL PEARL...

'THE PATIALA RUBY CHOKER' AN ART DECO RUBY, DIAMOND AND NATURAL PEARL CHOKER NECKLACE, CARTIER Ruby beads, oval cabochon and circular-cut rubies, old and single-cut diamonds, natural pearls, platinum (French marks), 13 ins., 1931, restored and restrung by Cartier Tradition in 2012, signed Cartier

Lot #: 272

Estimate: US$800,000 - US$1,200,000

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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'THE PINK GOLCONDA DIAMOND' A COLORED DIAMOND AND DIAMOND RING, JAR

'THE PINK GOLCONDA DIAMOND' A COLORED DIAMOND AND DIAMOND RING, JAR Oval brilliant-cut light pink diamond of 10.46 carats, single-cut diamonds, blackened gold, ring size 4 ½, signed JAR, Paris, pink JAR case GIA, 2019, report no. 2115073049: 10.46 carats, Light Pink, natural color, VVS1 clarity

Lot #: 147

Estimate: US$1,500,000 - US$2,500,000

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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'THE SHAH JAHAN EMERALD' A CARVED EMERALD

'THE SHAH JAHAN EMERALD' A CARVED EMERALD Oval cabochon emerald of 30.60 carats, 24.90 x 21.98 x 7.41 mm, circa 1621-1622 AGL, 2019, report no. 1100307: 30.60 carats, Colombia, minor clarity enhancement, modern type

Lot #: 340

Estimate: US$500,000 - US$700,000

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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'THE SHAH JAHAN NECKLACE' AN ANTIQUE SPINEL, PEARL, DIAMOND AND MULTI-GEM...

'THE SHAH JAHAN NECKLACE' AN ANTIQUE SPINEL, PEARL, DIAMOND AND MULTI-GEM NECKLACE Tumbled spinel beads, pearls, octagonal table-cut diamond, variously-shaped table-cut diamonds and rubies, carved jade, gold, 42 ½ ins., one spinel dated 1609-10, restrung at a later date

Lot #: 341

Estimate: US$200,000 - US$400,000

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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'THE SHAH JAHAN SEAL RING’ AN ANTIQUE SPINEL AND ENAMEL RING

'THE SHAH JAHAN SEAL RING’ AN ANTIQUE SPINEL AND ENAMEL RING Fluted spinel half-bead, blue enamel, gold, ring size 5, spinel dated 1643-44, ring late 19th or early 20th century

Lot #: 386

Estimate: US$700,000 - US$1,000,000

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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'THE TAJ MAHAL EMERALD' CARVED EMERALD AND DIAMOND BROOCH, CARTIER

'THE TAJ MAHAL EMERALD' CARVED EMERALD AND DIAMOND BROOCH, CARTIER Hexagonal-shaped carved tablet emerald of 141.13 carats, circular-cut diamonds, platinum and 18k white gold (French marks), 2 1/8 ins., 2012, signed Cartier, no. TI9645, red Cartier case inscribed 'Taj Mahal' emerald AGL, 2019

Lot #: 388

Estimate: US$1,500,000 - US$2,500,000

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A BELLE ÉPOQUE DIAMOND DEVANT-DE-CORSAGE BROOCH, CARTIER

A BELLE ÉPOQUE DIAMOND DEVANT-DE-CORSAGE BROOCH, CARTIER Pear brilliant-cut diamond of 34.08 carats, oval brilliant-cut diamond of 23.55 carats, modified marquise brilliant-cut diamond of 6.51 carats, heart modified brilliant-cut diamond of 3.54 carats, Lily-of-the-valley old-cut diamond links

Lot #: 277

Estimate: US$10,000,000 - US$15,000,000

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A BELLE ÉPOQUE DIAMOND JIGHA

A BELLE ÉPOQUE DIAMOND JIGHA The turban ornament set with old, baguette and pear-shaped diamonds, white gold, fitted with plume holder on the reverse, lower portion detachable and may be worn as a brooch, 5 ¾ ins., 1907 and remodeled circa 1935 Provenance Property of a Royal House Christie's

Lot #: 149

Estimate: US$1,200,000 - US$2,200,000

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A BELLE ÉPOQUE EMERALD AND DIAMOND BROOCH

A BELLE ÉPOQUE EMERALD AND DIAMOND BROOCH Crescent-shaped emerald, old and marquise-cut diamonds, platinum, 3 ¾ ins., circa 1910 AGL, 2019, report no. 1100336: Colombia, insignificant clarity enhancement, traditional type Provenance Anita Delgado (1890-1962) Ajit Singh (1908-1982), by descent

Lot #: 132

Estimate: US$200,000 - US$400,000

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A BUST PORTRAIT OF A NOBLEMAN

A BUST PORTRAIT OF A NOBLEMAN MUGHAL INDIA, 17TH CENTURY Recto with a portrait of a Mughal noble man, opaque pigments and gold on paper, in ruled gold and colored borders, on gold-flecked cream leaf, verso with eight lines of Persian poetry written diagonally in nasta'liq on cream ground Painting 8

Lot #: 135

Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A CALLIGRAPHIC ALBUM PAGE

A CALLIGRAPHIC ALBUM PAGE INDIA, DECCAN, BIJAPUR OR GOLCONDA, CIRCA 1700 Gold and color on paper, black leaf with dense gold flowering vine, backed on cream card with three Mughal seal impressions Folio 8 5/8 x 6 ¼ ins. (21.7 x 15.7 cm

Lot #: 75

Estimate: US$25,000 - US$35,000

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A CAMEL-HEADED CARVED JADE DAGGER HILT

A CAMEL-HEADED CARVED JADE DAGGER HILT INDIA, 17TH CENTURY In the form of a Bactrian camel, set with ruby eyes 5 ¼ ins. (13.2 cm.) long; 3 1/8 ins. (8.1 cm.) wide Provenance Sven Gahlin Collection, acquired before 1968, sold Sotheby’s, London, 6 October 2015, lot 143

Lot #: 48

Estimate: US$60,000 - US$80,000

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A CAMEL-HEADED JADE-HILTED DAGGER ( KARD )

A CAMEL-HEADED JADE-HILTED DAGGER ( KARD ) NORTH INDIA, 1650-1700 Set with ruby eyes, steel blade 11 5/8 ins. (29.5 cm.) long; 1 ¾ ins. (4.6 cm.) wide

Lot #: 259

Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A CARNELIAN ARCHER’S RING

A CARNELIAN ARCHER’S RING NORTH INDIA, CIRCA 18TH CENTURY Of typical form ¾ in. (2.1 cm.) high; 1 3/8 ins. (3.4 cm.) wide; 1 5/8 ins. (4.3 cm.) deep

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A CARVED AND GEM SET JADE ELEPHANT

A CARVED AND GEM SET JADE ELEPHANT INDIA, LATE 19TH CENTURY Set with diamonds and rubies 1 3/8 ins. (3.5 cm.) wide; 7/8 in. (2.3 cm.) high

Lot #: 199

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A CARVED AND GEM SET WALRUS IVORY HILTED DAGGER

A CARVED AND GEM SET WALRUS IVORY HILTED DAGGER INDIA, 18TH CENTURY Set with diamonds, rubies and emeralds, steel blade 12 3/8 ins. (31.5 cm.) long

Lot #: 375

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A CARVED AND INLAID MARBLE QUR’AN STAND

A CARVED AND INLAID MARBLE QUR’AN STAND NORTH INDIA, 19TH CENTURY In damascened steel frame 15 3/8 ins. (39 cm.) high

Lot #: 284

Estimate: US$40,000 - US$60,000

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A CARVED AND INSCRIBED JADE PENDANT ( HALDILI)

A CARVED AND INSCRIBED JADE PENDANT ( HALDILI) INDIA, LATE 16TH OR 17TH CENTURY Recto engraved with floral motifs, verso inscribed with Qur'an LXVIII, sura al-qalam , vv. 51-52 2 ins. (5 cm.) high

Lot #: 372

Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A CARVED EMERALD

A CARVED EMERALD Oval-shaped tabular carved emerald of 218.21 carats, with protruding lugs on three sides, 54.00 x 35.75 x 12.87 mm, late 17th to early 18th century AGL, 2019, report no. 1100308: 218.21 carats, Colombia, insignificant clarity enhancement, traditional type Gübelin, 2015, report no

Lot #: 226

Estimate: US$700,000 - US$1,200,000

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A CARVED EMERALD

A CARVED EMERALD Half moon-shaped carved emerald of 10.51 carats, 20.76 x 14.45 x 6.06 mm, 17th or 18th century AGL, 2019, report no. 1100341: 10.51 carats, Colombia, insignificant clarity enhancement, traditional type

Lot #: 267

Estimate: US$100,000 - US$150,000

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A CARVED EMERALD

A CARVED EMERALD Oval-shaped carved emerald of 10.05 carats, 19.25 x 12.10 x 5.42 mm, 17th or 18th century AGL, 2019, report no. 1100343: 10.05 carats, Colombia, no clarity enhancement

Lot #: 269

Estimate: US$100,000 - US$150,000

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A CARVED EMERALD

A CARVED EMERALD Octagonal-shaped tabular carved emerald of 84.63 carats, with protruding lugs on two opposing sides, 32.45 x 33.95 x 7.85 mm, mid 17th century AGL, 2019, report no. 1100331: 84.63 carats, Colombia, insignificant to minor clarity enhancement, traditional type

Lot #: 283

Estimate: US$3,000,000 - US$5,000,000

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A CARVED EMERALD

A CARVED EMERALD Trapezoidal-shaped tabular carved emerald of 26.70 carats, 23.48 x 28.46 x 5.24 mm, mid to late 17th century AGL, 2019, report no. 1100342: 26.70 carats, Colombia, insignificant clarity enhancement, traditional type

Lot #: 60

Estimate: US$120,000 - US$180,000

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A CARVED EMERALD

A CARVED EMERALD Hexagonal-shaped carved emerald of 52.04 carats, 28.15 x 32.15 x 7.88 mm, late 17th to early 18th century AGL, 2019, report no. 1100333: 52.04 carats, Colombia, no clarity enhancement

Lot #: 350

Estimate: US$200,000 - US$300,000

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A CARVED EMERALD

A CARVED EMERALD Hexagonal-shaped tabular carved emerald of 80.24 carats, protruding lugs on opposing sides, 34.95 x 35.00 x 7.95 mm, mid to late 17th century AGL, 2019, report no. 1100329: 80.24 carats, Colombia, insignificant clarity enhancement, traditional type

Lot #: 351

Estimate: US$200,000 - US$300,000

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A CARVED EMERALD

A CARVED EMERALD Carved emerald of 45.53 carats, with protruding lug for suspension, 34.28 x 28.92 x 7.60 mm, 18th or 19th century AGL, 2019, report no. 1100339: 45.53 carats, Classic Colombia, insignificant clarity enhancement, traditional type

Lot #: 352

Estimate: US$150,000 - US$250,000

Date: 19 Jun 2019