Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence

Christie's
New York

Date of the auction: 19.06.2019

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A GOLD GEM SET BOX

A GOLD GEM SET BOX POSSIBLY SOUTH INDIA, 1675-1725 Set with diamonds, rubies and emeralds, the interior and base in plain gold 1 ¼ ins. (3.1 cm.) high; 1 ½ ins. (3.9 cm.) diam

Lot #: 31

Estimate: US$50,000 - US$70,000

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A GOLD GEM SET HILTED DAGGER ( KINJAL )

A GOLD GEM SET HILTED DAGGER ( KINJAL ) TANJORE OR MYSORE, SOUTH INDIA, 1790-1810 The hilt in the form of a yali , set with diamonds, rubies and emeralds, steel blade 13 3/8 ins. (34.1 cm.) long

Lot #: 262

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A GOLD-DAMASCENED STEEL PUSH-DAGGER ( KATAR )

A GOLD-DAMASCENED STEEL PUSH-DAGGER ( KATAR ) INDIA, 18TH CENTURY The hilt's gold-damascened decoration with floral motifs 21 ½ ins. (54.5 cm.) long

Lot #: 26

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A GOLD-INLAID AND GEM SET JADE FLYWHISK

A GOLD-INLAID AND GEM SET JADE FLYWHISK NORTH INDIA, 1675-1725 Set with rubies in gold, the interior of the head set with a silver disk, the terminal with rounded flower-bud surmounted with a small ruby 11 ¾ ins. (29.8 cm.) long; 1 1/8 ins. (3.5 cm.) wide

Lot #: 359

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A GOLD-INLAID AND RUBY INSET STEEL PUSH-DAGGER ( KATAR )

A GOLD-INLAID AND RUBY INSET STEEL PUSH-DAGGER ( KATAR ) INDIA, 18TH CENTURY Watered-steel blade, verso with a lion hunting a deer and recto with a tiger hunting a camel, all animals set with ruby eyes and gold details 19 ¼ ins. (49 cm.) long

Lot #: 27

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A GOLD-MOUNTED AGATE CAMEO OF JAHANGIR

A GOLD-MOUNTED AGATE CAMEO OF JAHANGIR CAMEO, FRANCE OR ITALY 1610-1630, MOUNT, FRANCE 1630-1640 Set in a gold pendant mount, the reverse engraved with flowers 2 ins. (5.1 cm.) long

Lot #: 339

Estimate: US$300,000 - US$500,000

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A GOSHAWK

A GOSHAWK MUGHAL INDIA, 18TH CENTURY, THE BORDERS SIGNED BY DAULAT, 17TH CENTURY Opaque pigments and gold on paper, signed on the lower inner gold margin, within cream album leaf painted with flowers, backed on cream card Painting 7 ½ x 4 ½ ins. (19 x 11.5 cm.); folio 12 7/8 x 8 ins. (32.6 x 20.2

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$80,000 - US$120,000

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A GROUP OF GLASS AMULETS

A GROUP OF GLASS AMULETS Four molded green glass amulets of floral motif, with fittings for suspension, 1 7/8, 1 5/8, 1 ½, 1 ins. or 23.7 g, 22.8 g, 18.7 g, 2.6 g

Lot #: 211

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A GROUP OF PRINCES OUT HAWKING

A GROUP OF PRINCES OUT HAWKING MURSHIDABAD, PROVINCIAL MUGHAL, NORTH INDIA, MID 18TH CENTURY Opaque pigments and gold on paper, backed on cream card Painting 10 3/8 x 15 7/8 ins. (27.7 x 40.3 cm

Lot #: 258

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A HARDSTONE CHAUPUR SET WITH ENAMELLED AND GEM SET GOLD DICE

A HARDSTONE CHAUPUR SET WITH ENAMELLED AND GEM SET GOLD DICE NORTH INDIA; DICE 1700-1750, PIECES 20TH CENTURY Consisting of three dice and sixteen game pieces carved from agate, chalcedony, yellow chalcedony and jasper, the dice with diamonds in gold surrounded by enamelled floral designs in red

Lot #: 348

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A HOBBLED STALLION

A HOBBLED STALLION ATTRIBUTABLE TO GOVARDHAN, MUGHAL INDIA, CIRCA 1600-1610 Ink, opaque pigments and gold on paper, mounted on blue 18th century album leaf, verso with nasta ’ liq quatrain mounted on pink leaf Painting 4 x 4 3/8 ins. (10 x 11.2 cm.); folio 13 7/8 x 8 5/8 ins. (35.2 x 22.1 cm

Lot #: 322

Estimate: US$30,000 - US$40,000

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A HORSE-HEADED GEM SET JADE-HILTED DAGGER ( KHANJAR ) WITH SCABBARD

A HORSE-HEADED GEM SET JADE-HILTED DAGGER ( KHANJAR ) WITH SCABBARD SIGNED SHIR AHMAD, HILT: NORTH INDIA, 1675-1725; BLADE: CIRCA 1750-1800 The hilt set in the first half of the 19th century with rubies and pearls, watered-steel blade with running ball bearings, known as the 'Tears of Allah', signed

Lot #: 153

Estimate: US$50,000 - US$70,000

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A HORSE-HEADED JADE-HILTED DAGGER WITH SCABBARD

A HORSE-HEADED JADE-HILTED DAGGER WITH SCABBARD INDIA, POSSIBLY DECCAN, CIRCA 1700 Set with ruby eyes, watered-steel blade, rain guard and chape with gold-damascened decoration on both sides 14 ½ ins. (36.8 cm.) long

Lot #: 46

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A JADE AND GEM SET HUQQA MOUTHPIECE

A JADE AND GEM SET HUQQA MOUTHPIECE NORTH INDIA, CIRCA 1800 Set with diamonds, rubies and emeralds in gold and silver 3 ¼ ins. (8.2 cm.) high

Lot #: 69

Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A JADE AND GEM SET HUQQA MOUTHPIECE

A JADE AND GEM SET HUQQA MOUTHPIECE NORTH INDIA, 1750-1800 Set with rubies and emeralds in gold 2 ¾ ins. (7.1 cm.) high; ¾ in. (1.9 cm.) diam

Lot #: 70

Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A JADE AND ROCK-CRYSTAL CEREMONIAL STAFF

A JADE AND ROCK-CRYSTAL CEREMONIAL STAFF INDIA, 18TH-19TH CENTURY Carved rock crystal and jade, one repaired break on the lower rock crystal band 11 ½ ins. (29.3 cm.) long

Lot #: 369

Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A JADE AND ROCK-CRYSTAL COSMETICS SPOON

A JADE AND ROCK-CRYSTAL COSMETICS SPOON INDIA, 19TH CENTURY The back of the bowl engraved in a petal shape in low relief 7 1/8 ins. (18.2 cm.) high

Lot #: 357

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A JADE AND RUBY ORNAMENT

A JADE AND RUBY ORNAMENT MUGHAL INDIA, 17TH CENTURY The pale green jade carved as a flower set with a ruby centre, the back carved with petals in low relief with two suspension loops 1 3/8 ins. (3.5 cm.) wide

Lot #: 112

Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A JADE AND SILVER ARCHER’S RING

A JADE AND SILVER ARCHER’S RING INDIA, 1650-1700 Set with rubies and emeralds, the gold kundan setting carved with serrated edges and scalloped around the central ruby ¾ in. (2 cm.) high; 1 1/8 ins. (2.8 cm.) wide; 1 ½ ins. (3.8 cm.) deep

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$50,000 - US$70,000

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A JADE BOWL

A JADE BOWL MUGHAL INDIA, 18TH CENTURY The exterior finely carved in low relief with flowers and buds, flanked by two broad leaves folded over at the tips to form the handles, punctuated by flowerhead finials, the base carved in a six petal flowerhead, the well-polished semi-translucent stone with

Lot #: 362

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A JADE CRUTCH HANDLE

A JADE CRUTCH HANDLE NORTH INDIA, 1700-1740 The handle is carved to each end with a band of leaves and floral motifs, the sides and top are inset with diamonds, rubies and emeralds in gold and silver 1 ¾ ins. (4.6 cm.) high; 4 ¾ ins. (12.3 cm.) wide Provenance Sotheby’s, London, 6 April 2011, lot

Lot #: 120

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A JADE DAGGER HANDLE

A JADE DAGGER HANDLE NORTH INDIA OR DECCAN, 18TH CENTURY The pale green jade pistol-grip handle inlaid with dark green jade flowering sprays 5 ¼ ins. (13 cm.) long

Lot #: 47

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A JADE ELBOW CRUTCH HANDLE

A JADE ELBOW CRUTCH HANDLE NORTH INDIA, CIRCA 1650 Set with agate and later-added diamonds in gold and silver settings 5 1/8 ins. (12.8 cm.) across Provenance Sheikh Saoud bin Mohamed bin Ali Al Thani

Lot #: 117

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A JADE FLYWHISK

A JADE FLYWHISK NORTH INDIA, CUP 1675-1725, HANDLE POSSIBLY LATER In three colors of jade, the cup set with rubies in gold 7 7/8 ins. (19.9 cm.) long; 1 1/8 ins. (2.9 cm.) wide Provenance George Nathaniel Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, Viceroy of India (1898-1905); Lady Alexandra

Lot #: 360

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A JADE HILTED DAGGER

A JADE HILTED DAGGER MUGHAL INDIA, 18TH CENTURY Slightly curved steel blade, pale green jade hilt with floral motifs in low relief, swelling grip and pronounced pommel, knuckle-guard with pierced and carved leaf and bud-shaped finial, inlaid with gold wire and two rubies on each side of the rain

Lot #: 315

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A JADE INKWELL LID

A JADE INKWELL LID NORTH INDIA, CIRCA 1800 Carved and set with rubies in gold, on later mount 1 ¾ x 1 5/8 ins. (4.4 x 4.2 cm

Lot #: 344

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A JADE MIRROR FRAME

A JADE MIRROR FRAME NORTH INDIA, CIRCA 1800 Carved from a single piece of jade, the back with floral decoration in low relief 7 ¾ ins. (19.7 cm.) high; 2 ¾ ins. (6.9 cm.) wide; 3/8 in. (1.2 cm.) deep

Lot #: 302

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A JADE POWDER HORN

A JADE POWDER HORN INDIA, 1725-1775 Set with diamonds, rubies and emeralds 7 1/8 ins. (18 cm.) long; 1 7/8 ins. (4.9 cm.) high; 1 7/8 ins. (4.9 cm.) deep

Lot #: 49

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A JADE SPITTOON

A JADE SPITTOON MUGHAL INDIA, 18TH CENTURY Carved from a single piece of jade in the shape of a poppy seed-head, curling foliate handle, flowerhead foot 2 ins. (5 cm.) high; 2 ¼ ins. (5.8 cm.) diam

Lot #: 298

Estimate: US$18,000 - US$25,000

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A JADE SPOON

A JADE SPOON INDIA, 1650-1700 Made in two parts, the reverse of the bowl inscribed with three leaves in low relief 6 3/8 ins. (16.2 cm.) long; bowl 7/8 in. (2.4 cm.) wide

Lot #: 363

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019