Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence

Christie's
New York

Date of the auction: 19.06.2019

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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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A DIAMOND

A DIAMOND Cut-cornered rectangular portrait-cut diamond of 20.22 carats GIA, 2015, report no. 1176200206: 20.22 carats, J color, VS2 clarity, Type IIa

Lot #: 273

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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AN ART DECO EMERALD, DIAMOND AND ENAMEL BROOCH, CARTIER

AN ART DECO EMERALD, DIAMOND AND ENAMEL BROOCH, CARTIER Hexagonal carved emerald of 88.03 carats, circular cabochon carved emerald of 15.65 carats, oval cabochon emeralds, square and old-cut diamonds, black enamel, platinum and 18k white gold (French marks), 2 5/8 ins., 1927, signed Cartier, 'Made

Lot #: 274

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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AN ART DECO EMERALD, DIAMOND, ONYX AND ENAMEL NECKLACE

AN ART DECO EMERALD, DIAMOND, ONYX AND ENAMEL NECKLACE Hexagonal-shaped carved emerald tablet, emerald beads, old, rose, single and briolette-cut diamonds, faceted onyx beads, green enamel, black silk cord, restrung at a later date, pendant 4 ½ ins., cord 23 ins., carved emerald 19th century

Lot #: 275

Estimate: US$2,000,000 - US$3,000,000

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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AN ART DECO SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND BROOCH

AN ART DECO SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND BROOCH Cushion modified mixed-cut sapphire of 109.50 carats, circular, single and baguette-cut diamonds, platinum, 2 ¾ ins., circa 1920 AGL, 2019, report no. 1100319: 109.50 carats, Classic Ceylon, no gemological evidence of heat or clarity enhancement Gübelin, 2013

Lot #: 276

Estimate: US$400,000 - US$600,000

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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THE BARODA PEARL CANOPY

THE BARODA PEARL CANOPY BARODA, CIRCA 1865-1870 The cloth embroidered with pearls, colored glass beads, and diamonds, rubies, sapphires and emeralds set in silver and gold, backed 47 ¼ ins. (120 cm.) diam. Provenance Commissioned by Maharaja Khanderao Gaekwad of Baroda; thence by descent to Maharani

Lot #: 278

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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AN ANTIQUE DIAMOND AND MULTI-GEM JIGHA

AN ANTIQUE DIAMOND AND MULTI-GEM JIGHA The turban ornament set with a rectangular-shaped rose-cut spinel, table-cut diamonds, emerald bead, cabochon spinels and rubies, red, white, green and blue enamel, gold, enamel and plume holder at the reverse, 8 7/8 ins., 18th century

Lot #: 279

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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AN ANTIQUE JADE, DIAMOND AND MULTI-GEM JIGHA

AN ANTIQUE JADE, DIAMOND AND MULTI-GEM JIGHA The turban ornament of white jade, variously-shaped table-cut rubies and spinels, pear and rectangular-shaped table-cut diamonds, pear-shaped table-cut emeralds, pearl drop, green enamel bead, foil, gold, jade engraved and carved with a plume holder at

Lot #: 280

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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AN ANTIQUE SPINEL, RUBY AND DIAMOND SARPECH

AN ANTIQUE SPINEL, RUBY AND DIAMOND SARPECH The turban ornament set with spinel beads, circular ruby cabochons, rounded and mixed-shape table-cut diamonds, diamond taveez beads, foil, gold and silver, 7 7/8 ins., mid to late 19th century

Lot #: 281

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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AN ANTIQUE IMPERIAL SPINEL, PEARL AND EMERALD NECKLACE

AN ANTIQUE IMPERIAL SPINEL, PEARL AND EMERALD NECKLACE Seven tumbled spinel beads, pearls, pear-shaped cabochon emerald drop, gold, 20 ½ ins., spinel beads from the 17th century, restrung at a later date SSEF, 2014, report no. 73623: 7 Spinels, Tajikistan, no indications of any treatment Provenance

Lot #: 282

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

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 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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AN OCTAGONAL ENAMELLED AND GEM SET GOLD MINIATURE QUR’AN CASE

AN OCTAGONAL ENAMELLED AND GEM SET GOLD MINIATURE QUR’AN CASE LUCKNOW OR DECCAN, 1750-1800 Set with diamonds and an engraved spinel, the interior in plain gold, lid attached on one side, two suspension loops on the top 1 5/8 x 1 ½ x 5/8 ins (4.2 x 3.8 x 1.5 cm.) Provenance Bonhams, London, 2 October

Lot #: 285

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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AN OVAL CORNELIAN AMULET

AN OVAL CORNELIAN AMULET INDIA, CIRCA 1700 Inscribed with Shi'a poetry in praise of Imam 'Ali 1 1/8 ins. (3.3 cm.) wide

Lot #: 286

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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AN OVAL GEM SET JADE AMULET

AN OVAL GEM SET JADE AMULET INDIA, 17TH/18TH CENTURY Arabic inscription set with rubies, the reverse decorated with a four petal emerald flower with a central diamond 1 in. (2.1 cm.) wide

Lot #: 287

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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AN ENAMELED GOLD MOUNTED SULEIMANI AGATE AMULETIC ARMBAND LAHORE OR JAIPUR...

AN ENAMELED GOLD MOUNTED SULEIMANI AGATE AMULETIC ARMBAND LAHORE OR JAIPUR, EARLY 19TH CENTURY, THE AGATE EARLIER The reverse enameled with a falcon attacking a bird on blue ground 1 ½ in. (3.9cm.) high; 2 5/8in. (6.9cm.) across

Lot #: 288

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A CARVED EMERALD, RUBY AND GOLD HINDU SAINT PENDANT

A CARVED EMERALD, RUBY AND GOLD HINDU SAINT PENDANT Depicting a Hindu saint, carved emeralds, cabochon ruby, gold, modern mounting of 18k gold, ¾ in., original emerald pendant early 17th century SSEF, 2011, report no. 61234: Colombia, moderate clarity enhancement, oil Provenance Lord Glenconner

Lot #: 289

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A CARVED SAPPHIRE HINDU SAINT

A CARVED SAPPHIRE HINDU SAINT Depicting a Hindu saint, carved sapphire of 37.82 carats, 1 1/8 in., 18th century Provenance Rothschild Collection

Lot #: 290

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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AN ANTIQUE DIAMOND AND ENAMEL RING

AN ANTIQUE DIAMOND AND ENAMEL RING Knob-cut diamonds, black and white enamel on reverse and shank, foil, gold, ring size 5 ¼, 17th century

Lot #: 291

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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AN ENAMELLED AND GEM SET GOLD FIGURE OF A FEMALE SAINT

AN ENAMELLED AND GEM SET GOLD FIGURE OF A FEMALE SAINT GOA OR NORTH INDIA, 1625-1660 Decorated with enamel and set with diamonds in gold on all sides, the figure has a suspension loop on the back above her braided hair 2 1/8 ins. (5.4 cm.) high

Lot #: 292

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A CARVED JADE BOWL

A CARVED JADE BOWL NORTH INDIA, 1700-1750 Carved from a single block of jade, the base formed in a quatrefoil flowerhead 6 ¾ ins. (17.1 cm.) diam.; 8 ½ ins. (21.6 cm.) wide with handles; 2 ¾ ins. (7 cm.) high

Lot #: 293

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A CARVED JADE BOWL

A CARVED JADE BOWL NORTH INDIA, 18TH CENTURY Carved from a single piece of jade, the body decorated with leaf designs in low relief, flowerhead shaped foot 6 ¼ ins.(16 cm.) wide

Lot #: 294

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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AN IBEX-HEADED CARVED JADE CUP

AN IBEX-HEADED CARVED JADE CUP NORTH INDIA, 1660-1680 Set with ruby eyes framed in gold, silver support-ring on foot 3 ¼ ins. (8.4 cm.) across

Lot #: 295

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A CARVED JADE CUP

A CARVED JADE CUP INDIA, CIRCA 1700 Flowerhead shaped foot in low relief 3 ins. (7.5 cm.) long; 2 ¼ ins. (5.6 cm.) wide; 5/8 in. (1.6 cm.) high

Lot #: 296

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A CARVED JADE CUP

A CARVED JADE CUP INDIA, 1675-1725 The handle delicately carved with leaf patterns around the edges, the foot carved in the shape of a flowerhead in low relief 3 7/8 ins. (9.9 cm.) long; 2 ¾ ins. (7 cm.) wide; 1 in. (2.6 cm.) high

Lot #: 297

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 DOUBLE-HANDLED CARVED JADE JAR

A DOUBLE-HANDLED CARVED JADE JAR NORTH INDIA OR DECCAN, 1740-1780 Of globular form, finely carved around the sides with a stripe pattern, flanked by a pair of bud shaped handles suspended between acanthus leaves, flower-head foot 2 ¾ ins. (7 cm.) high, 4 ¼ ins. (10.6 cm.) diam

Lot #: 299

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A CARVED JADE DISH

A CARVED JADE DISH NORTH INDIA, CIRCA 1700-1740 Extremely fine body, leaf shaped handle, the reverse engraved with flowerhead in low relief 2 ¾ ins. (7 cm.) diam.; 3 ¾ ins. (9.6 cm.) wide with handle

Lot #: 300

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A CARVED JADE BELT-HOOK

A CARVED JADE BELT-HOOK NORTH INDIA, 18TH CENTURY Horn shaped body with a sharp point, the tip carved in a bud shape with leaves in low relief 4 ¾ ins. (12 cm.) long

Lot #: 301

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019