Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence

Christie's
New York

Date of the auction: 19.06.2019

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AN ANTIQUE EMERALD, DIAMOND AND PEARL SARPECH , LATER ADAPTED BY CARTIER

AN ANTIQUE EMERALD, DIAMOND AND PEARL SARPECH , LATER ADAPTED BY CARTIER The turban ornament set with a cushion mixed-cut emerald, oval-shaped old-cut diamond, rose and old-cut diamonds, pearl drop, silver-topped gold, fitted with plume holder, top element is detachable, lower section may be worn as

Lot #: 224

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

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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'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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AN EMERALD

AN EMERALD Octagonal modified buff-top step-cut emerald of 44.41 carats, 29.62 x 23.28 x 8.82 mm, mid-18th to mid-19th century AGL, 2019, report no. 1100344: 44.41 carats, Colombia, minor clarity enhancement, traditional type

Lot #: 172

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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

A GEM SET JADE-HILTED DAGGER ( KHANJAR ) WITH SCABBARD NORTH INDIA OR DECCAN, 1700-1725 Set with rubies and emeralds, pierced watered-steel blade fitted with three channels containing free running seed pearls, the velvet-covered wooden scabbard with enamelled gold locket and chape 14 ins. (35.5 cm

Lot #: 175

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

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 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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A FIVE-STRAND NATURAL PEARL AND DIAMOND NECKLACE, BHAGAT

A FIVE-STRAND NATURAL PEARL AND DIAMOND NECKLACE, BHAGAT Five graduated strands of three hundred and seventy-seven natural pearls of 9.45 to 3.90 mm, twenty-four natural pearls on neckchain, drop-shaped natural pearl on clasp, cushion-cut diamonds of 4.05 and 4.03 carats, oval-shaped diamond of 2.06

Lot #: 39

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A CEREMONIAL SWORD OF THE NIZAM OF HYDERABAD

A CEREMONIAL SWORD OF THE NIZAM OF HYDERABAD HYDERABAD, CENTRAL INDIA, 1880-1900 Inscribed steel blade, gold hilt set with diamonds, rubies and emeralds often mounted in silver 38 ¾ ins. (98.5 cm.) long; hilt 9 ¼ ins. (23.5 cm.) Provenance Nizams of Hyderabad

Lot #: 263

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

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 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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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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'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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A NATURAL PEARL AND DIAMOND NECKLACE, CARTIER

A NATURAL PEARL AND DIAMOND NECKLACE, CARTIER A graduated strand of thirty-seven round to oval natural pearls of 14.00 to 7.05 mm, old-cut marquise-shaped diamond, platinum (French marks), 15 ¼ ins., unsigned, partial maker's mark, red Cartier soft case SSEF, 2016, report no. 85153: 37 natural

Lot #: 68

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

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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AN ANTIQUE DIAMOND RIVIÈRE NECKLACE

AN ANTIQUE DIAMOND RIVIÈRE NECKLACE Thirty-three graduated old-cut diamonds, the seven central diamonds weighing (from left to right) 10.03, 10.93, 19.19, 24.38, 17.52, 12.28, and 9.90 carats, gold and silver, 15 ins., late 19th century Provenance Nizams of Hyderabad Christie's, Hong Kong, 25

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$1,200,000 - US$1,500,000

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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AN EMERALD, RUBY AND DIAMOND SET GOLD STATE PEN CASE AND INKWELL ( DAVAT-I...

AN EMERALD, RUBY AND DIAMOND SET GOLD STATE PEN CASE AND INKWELL ( DAVAT-I DAWLAT ) DECCAN, CENTRAL INDIA, LATE 16TH CENTURY A sacred bird ( hamsa ) engraved under the inkwell 12 ¼ ins. (30.6 cm.) long; inkwell 4 5/8 ins. (11.7 cm.) high

Lot #: 207

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

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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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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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

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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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'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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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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'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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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