Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence

Christie's
New York

Date of the auction: 19.06.2019

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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 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

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A JADE SPOON

A JADE SPOON INDIA, CIRCA 1650-1700 Made in two pieces, the reverse of the bowl engraved with three petals in low relief 5 ¼ ins. (13.3 cm,) long; bowl 1 ½ ins. (3.7 cm.) wide

Lot #: 364

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A CARVED JADE BOWL

A CARVED JADE BOWL INDIA, 1700-1750 With floral decoration around the base in low relief, flowerhead foot 3 3/8 ins. (8.4 cm.) diam.; 1 ¼ ins. (3.2 cm.) high

Lot #: 365

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, 1650-1700 The body engraved with flowers, serrated leaf forms to the sides rising to the shoulders and terminating in curled floral-bud shaped lug handles, the base carved as a flowerhead 2 ins. (5.2 cm.) high; 6 1/8 ins. (15.7 cm.) wide

Lot #: 366

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A CARVED JADE INKWELL

A CARVED JADE INKWELL NORTH INDIA, 1600-1625 Of globular form rising from short ring foot to short waisted neck, the rim with a carved protruding ring, the finely carved decoration with five large rosettes between bands of lotus and radiating petals above and below, one side with a suspension hoop 3

Lot #: 367

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A CARVED JADE CRUTCH HANDLE

A CARVED JADE CRUTCH HANDLE INDIA, EARLY 19TH CENTURY Set with diamond eyes in gold 5 7/8 ins. (15 cm.) long

Lot #: 368

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

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 GEM SET CARVED JADE MIRROR

A GEM SET CARVED JADE MIRROR NORTH INDIA OR DECCAN, 1675-1700 The back decorated with floral designs in low relief, the mirror framed with a band of inlaid rubies and emeralds set in gold, the base inlaid with a large ruby set in gold 8 ½ ins. (21.6 cm.) high; 5 3/8 ins. (13.8 cm.) wide; ¾ in. (1.9

Lot #: 370

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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PAAN BOX

PAAN BOX MUGHAL INDIA, CIRCA 1700 Jade with flowering plants in low relief, the lid with a ruby set in gold, base and interior undecorated 4 ½ ins. (11 cm.) wide

Lot #: 371

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

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 GEM SET DAGGER ( PESH-KABZ ) WITH ENAMELLED GOLD SCABBARD

A GEM SET DAGGER ( PESH-KABZ ) WITH ENAMELLED GOLD SCABBARD DAGGER INDIA, SECOND HALF 18TH CENTURY; SHEATH PROBABLY HYDERABAD, SINDH, CIRCA 1800 The hilt enamelled and set with diamonds, watered steel blade, the scabbard with enamelled designs of animals and huntsmen on both sides, jeweled

Lot #: 373

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A RUBY-SET DAGGER ( PESH-KABZ ) WITH MATCHING SCABBARD

A RUBY-SET DAGGER ( PESH-KABZ ) WITH MATCHING SCABBARD INDIA, CIRCA 1800 Steel blade Dagger 14 7/8 ins. (37.7 cm.) long; scabbard 11 ¾ ins. (30 cm.) long Provenance By repute, Maharaja of Indore

Lot #: 374

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

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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THE QUEEN OF AWADH’S KNIFE ( KARD )

THE QUEEN OF AWADH’S KNIFE ( KARD ) NORTH INDIA, 1775-1800 Walrus ivory carved as a ram’s-head, set with ruby eyes, watered-steel blade 9 5/8 ins. (24.5 cm.) long; 7/8 in. (2.2 cm.) wide Provenance By repute, the Queen of Awadh

Lot #: 376

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A GEM SET JADE HILTED DAGGER ( KHANJAR )

A GEM SET JADE HILTED DAGGER ( KHANJAR ) DECCAN OR NORTH INDIA, 1700-1725 Set with rubies and diamonds, rain guard decorated with floral motifs on each side, steel blade 17 ins. (43 cm.) long; 2 ½ ins. (6.5 cm.) wide

Lot #: 377

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A DAGGER ( KHANJAR ) WITH EXCEPTIONALLY FINE SILVER AND BRASS-INLAID HILT...

A DAGGER ( KHANJAR ) WITH EXCEPTIONALLY FINE SILVER AND BRASS-INLAID HILT AND SCABBARD BIDAR, CENTRAL INDIA, 17TH CENTURY Watered-steel blade, the forte with rubbed inscription cartouche reading ‘’Ali’, the top of the hit with overlaid gold decoration, original finial probably lacking 15 ¼ ins

Lot #: 378

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A MUGHAL ENAMELLED DAGGER ( KARD ) WITH VELVET COVERED SHEATH

A MUGHAL ENAMELLED DAGGER ( KARD ) WITH VELVET COVERED SHEATH PROBABLY JAMMU AND KASHMIR, NORTH INDIA, DATED AH 1189/1775-76 AD Steel blade, the hilt, locket and chape decorated in various deity figures with polychrome enamels on blue enamelled ground, the spine with Shi'a avocations and prayers in

Lot #: 379

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A GEM SET JADE-HILTED DAGGER WITH SCABBARD

A GEM SET JADE-HILTED DAGGER WITH SCABBARD INDIA, CIRCA 1700 Set with diamonds, rubies and emeralds, watered-steel blade, the scabbard with enamelled locket and chape 15 ¼ ins. (38.8 cm.) long Provenance By repute, Maharaja of Indore

Lot #: 380

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A PERSONAL SWORD OF SHAH JAHAN WITH GOLD-DAMASCENED TULWAR HILT

A PERSONAL SWORD OF SHAH JAHAN WITH GOLD-DAMASCENED TULWAR HILT THE BLADE EUROPE, CIRCA 1600, THE INSCRIPTION AND MOUNTS INDIA, SECOND QUARTER 17TH CENTURY The watered-steel blade with gold-overlaid inscription and marked with the royal parasol ( chhattri ) 33 ¾ ins. (85.7 cm.) long

Lot #: 381

Estimate: US$250,000 - US$350,000

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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‘DIAMOND’, A PERSONAL SWORD OF THE EMPEROR AURANGZEB WITH GOLD-DAMASCENED...

‘DIAMOND’, A PERSONAL SWORD OF THE EMPEROR AURANGZEB WITH GOLD-DAMASCENED TULWAR HILT THE BLADE EUROPE, CIRCA 1600, THE INSCRIPTION AND MOUNTS INDIA, SECOND QUARTER 17TH CENTURY The watered-steel blade stamped with a royal inscription and inlaid in gold with further inscriptions on the spine and the

Lot #: 382

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A PAIR OF ART DECO EMERALD, NATURAL PEARL, RUBY AND DIAMOND CLIPS, CARTIER

A PAIR OF ART DECO EMERALD, NATURAL PEARL, RUBY AND DIAMOND CLIPS, CARTIER Oval-shaped carved emerald of 93.85 carats, hexagonal-shaped carved emerald of 56.40 carats, natural pearls, ruby beads, single and old-cut diamonds, platinum (French marks), 2 and 1 7/8 ins., 1938, hexagon emerald 19th

Lot #: 383

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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PORTRAIT OF PRINCE KHURRAM, LATER SHAH JAHAN

PORTRAIT OF PRINCE KHURRAM, LATER SHAH JAHAN MUGHAL INDIA, CIRCA 1620 Opaque pigments and gold on paper, in colored borders on gold-flecked cream album leaf, backed on cream card Painting 6 3/8 x 4 1/8 ins. (16.2 x 10.3 cm.); folio 12 3/8 x 8 ¾ ins. (31.2 x 22.3 cm

Lot #: 384

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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SHAH JAHAN PRESENTS JEWELS TO A PRINCESS

SHAH JAHAN PRESENTS JEWELS TO A PRINCESS DELHI, INDIA, 18TH CENTURY Opaque pigments and gold on paper, on floral illuminated album leaf within gold illuminated borders, the reverse with a calligraphic panel with two lines of Persian poetry in nasta'liq Painting 9 ¼ x 6 7/8 ins. (23.5 x 17.4 cm

Lot #: 385

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

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 SHAH JAHAN DAGGER ( KARD )

THE SHAH JAHAN DAGGER ( KARD ) NORTH INDIA, HILT 1620-1630 With carved jade hilt and watered-steel blade 11 5/8 ins. (29.7 cm.) long; hilt 4 3/8 ins. (11.1 cm.) long Provenance By repute, Samuel Morse Christie’s, London, 17 April 1974, lot 142 Private Collection

Lot #: 387

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

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