Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence

Christie's
New York

Date of the auction: 19.06.2019

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AN ENAMELLED AND GEM SET STEEL ELEPHANT GOAD ( ANKUS )

AN ENAMELLED AND GEM SET STEEL ELEPHANT GOAD ( ANKUS ) HYDERABAD, DECCAN, 19TH CENTURY Of typical form set with diamonds, main body covered in green enamel with small areas decorated in navy and light blue enamels, a small ruby-eyed parrot at the junction of shaft and plate, silk and metal-thread

Lot #: 242

Estimate: US$100,000 - US$200,000

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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AN ENAMELLED AND GEM SET SWORD HILT

AN ENAMELLED AND GEM SET SWORD HILT NORTH INDIA, EARLY 18TH CENTURY Set with diamonds and emeralds in gold on a red enamelled ground, in four separate parts which screw in to one another, all surfaces decorated, some stones missing 8 ins. (20.3 cm.) high

Lot #: 243

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A GEM SET RUBY SWORD HILT

A GEM SET RUBY SWORD HILT SOUTH INDIA, PROBABLY 16TH CENTURY Made from a single block of ruby, set with diamonds, those on the ruby added in the early 19th century, green champlevé enamelled quillons 6 7/8 ins. (17.4 cm.) long; 3 ¾ ins. (9.5 cm.) wide

Lot #: 244

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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THE HILT OF THE STATE SWORD OF MAHARAJA JAGATJIT SINGH OF KAPURTHALA...

THE HILT OF THE STATE SWORD OF MAHARAJA JAGATJIT SINGH OF KAPURTHALA (1872-1949) NORTH INDIA, CIRCA 1900 Enamelled and set with diamonds, the lion-headed pommel set with ruby eyes, one side of the hilt set with a raised and molded crest of Kapurthala and the other side with the words ‘Kapurthala

Lot #: 245

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A SILK AND GOLD-THREAD EMBROIDERED SASH

A SILK AND GOLD-THREAD EMBROIDERED SASH NORTH INDIA, POSSIBLY DELHI, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY The gold slide-bar and buckle each set with diamonds, rubies and emeralds, backed with an orange velvet Sash 2 ins. (5.1 cm.) wide; bar 4 ¼ ins. (12.1 cm.) wide; buckle 2 ½ x 3 1/8 ins. (6.5 x 8 cm

Lot #: 246

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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SEHRA AND TOPI

SEHRA AND TOPI POSSIBLY NORTH INDIA, CIRCA 19TH CENTURY A bridegroom's ornamental headdress consisting of a fitted cap ( topi ) and a veil ( sehra ), made of cotton/silk, a gem set border along the bottom with inset jewels backed with textile, 25 suspended strands with hanging rubies, pearls, and

Lot #: 247

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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AN ANTIQUE SPINEL, EMERALD, DIAMOND AND ENAMEL JIGHA

AN ANTIQUE SPINEL, EMERALD, DIAMOND AND ENAMEL JIGHA The turban ornament set with rectangular-shaped spinels, pear-shaped emeralds, drop-shaped emerald beads, variously-shaped portrait-cut diamonds, green, red, white and blue enamel on the reverse, foil, gold on a lac core, with plume holder fitting

Lot #: 248

Estimate: US$70,000 - US$100,000

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A GEM SET AND ENAMELLED GOLD FLYWHISK HANDLE

A GEM SET AND ENAMELLED GOLD FLYWHISK HANDLE INDIA, POSSIBLY HYDERABAD, SECOND HALF 18TH CENTURY OR POSSIBLY LATER Of typical form, longer than normal, set with diamonds and rubies on green and occasionally blue enamel ground, areas of loss of enamel 11 5/8 ins. (29.5 cm.) long

Lot #: 249

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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AN ANTIQUE RUBY, DIAMOND, EMERALD AND PEARL BIRD ORNAMENT

AN ANTIQUE RUBY, DIAMOND, EMERALD AND PEARL BIRD ORNAMENT Designed as a bird set with variously-shaped cabochon rubies and emeralds, variously-shaped table-cut diamonds, seed pearls, gold on a lac core, 1 3/8 ins., 19th century

Lot #: 250

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$20,000

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A PAIR OF ANTIQUE DIAMOND AND MULTI-GEM BIRD PENDANTS

A PAIR OF ANTIQUE DIAMOND AND MULTI-GEM BIRD PENDANTS Pear-shaped table-cut diamonds, cabochon and table-cut rubies, cabochon emeralds, red glass beads, pearls, green and blue enamel, foil, gold on a lac core, each 1 5/8 ins., 18th century

Lot #: 251

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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AN ANTIQUE DIAMOND AND MULTI-GEM BIRD PENDANT

AN ANTIQUE DIAMOND AND MULTI-GEM BIRD PENDANT Variously-shaped table-cut diamonds, oval cabochon rubies and emeralds, pearls, foil, gold on a lac core, 3 ins., mid-18th century Provenance Bonhams, London, 4 October 2011, lot 263

Lot #: 252

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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AN ANTIQUE DIAMOND AND MULTI-GEM BIRD PENDANT

AN ANTIQUE DIAMOND AND MULTI-GEM BIRD PENDANT Variously-shaped table-cut diamonds, oval and triangular-shaped cabochon rubies and emeralds, pearls, black, blue, green, white, red and yellow enamel, foil, gold on a lac core, 3 ¼ ins., mid 18th century Provenance Sotheby's, London, 1 April 2009, lot

Lot #: 253

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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AN ANTIQUE RUBY, EMERALD AND GOLD HAWKING RING

AN ANTIQUE RUBY, EMERALD AND GOLD HAWKING RING Designed as a bird, oval and circular cabochon rubies, cabochon emeralds, gold on a lac core, ring size 7 ¾, bird 2 ¾ ins., mid to late 18th century Provenance By repute, Tipu Sultan of Mysore

Lot #: 254

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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AN ANTIQUE DIAMOND, RUBY, EMERALD AND ENAMEL BIRD PENDANT

AN ANTIQUE DIAMOND, RUBY, EMERALD AND ENAMEL BIRD PENDANT Pear-shaped table-cut diamonds, cabochon and table-cut rubies, green and blue enamel, gold, 1 3/8 ins., 18th century

Lot #: 255

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A COURTIER FEEDING A GOSHAWK

A COURTIER FEEDING A GOSHAWK MUGHAL INDIA, CIRCA 1600-1610; BORDERS FROM THE LATE SHAH JAHAN ALBUM, CIRCA 1650-1658 Opaque pigments and gold on paper, blue and cream borders, illuminated cream album leaf, backed on cream card Painting 5 3/8 x 5 ¼ ins. (13.6 x 8.2 cm.); folio 14 3/8 x 9 ¾ ins. (36.5

Lot #: 256

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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PRINCE MU’AZZAM BAHADUR SHAH AND A COURTIER HOLDING A FALCON

PRINCE MU’AZZAM BAHADUR SHAH AND A COURTIER HOLDING A FALCON MUGHAL INDIA, FIRST HALF 17TH CENTURY Opaque pigments and gold on paper, on pink leaf, backed on cream card Painting 9 1/8 x 5 7/8 ins. (23.2 x 15 cm.); folio 16 x 10 7/8 ins. (40.3 x 27.8 cm.) Provenance Colonel John Murray Sotheby's

Lot #: 257

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

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 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 GEM SET JADE HILTED DAGGER WITH MATCHING LOCKET

A GEM SET JADE HILTED DAGGER WITH MATCHING LOCKET NORTH INDIA OR DECCAN, 1675-1725 Set with rubies and emeralds, rain guard decorated with a half sun motif in gold-damascened, steel blade 15 ¼ ins. (38.5 cm.) long; 2 7/8 ins. (7.2 cm.) wide; locket 1 5/8 ins. (4.2 cm.) long; 1 7/8 ins. (4.9 cm

Lot #: 260

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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A GEM SET JADE HILTED DAGGER

A GEM SET JADE HILTED DAGGER NORTH INDIA, 1620-1640 The hilt with split pommel and set with rubies and emeralds decorated with two birds and floral sprays on each side, the tip of the hilt in a v-shape design also gem set, watered-steel blade, later associated wooden scabbard with gilt copper

Lot #: 261

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

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 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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'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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AN ENAMELLED AND DIAMOND-SET STAFF

AN ENAMELLED AND DIAMOND-SET STAFF INDIA, 19TH CENTURY With flower and parrot finial, the candy-striped staff made in two pieces, end piece missing 13 ins. (33 cm.) long

Lot #: 265

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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ENAMELLED GOLD FITTINGS FROM A STAFF OR ROD

ENAMELLED GOLD FITTINGS FROM A STAFF OR ROD NORTH INDIA, CIRCA 1650 Tip in the shape of a parrot head, decorated in green, red, white, yellow and black enamels, with modern rock-crystal mount Upper section 3 ¼ ins. (8.3 cm.) long; lower section 1 ¾ ins. (4.5 cm.) long

Lot #: 266

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

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 SPOON HEAD

A CARVED EMERALD SPOON HEAD Carved emerald bowl of a spoon of 16.48 carats, 24.36 x 19.46 x 7.00 mm, late 17th to early 18th century AGL, 2019, report no. 1100332: 16.48 carats, Colombia, insignificant clarity enhancement, traditional type

Lot #: 268

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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AN EMERALD, DIAMOND AND GOLD RING, BULGARI

AN EMERALD, DIAMOND AND GOLD RING, BULGARI Oval-shaped step-cut emerald, circular-cut diamonds, 18k gold, ring size 6, signed Bulgari, engraved emerald 17th century AGL, 2019, report no. 1100349: Colombia, insignificant clarity enhancement, traditional type

Lot #: 270

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019

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AN ART DECO DIAMOND AND COLORED DIAMOND BROOCH, CARTIER

AN ART DECO DIAMOND AND COLORED DIAMOND BROOCH, CARTIER Orange-brown circular old-cut diamond, old-cut diamonds, platinum and 18k white gold (French marks), 2 ½ ins., circa 1920, signed Cartier, Paris, workshop mark (Henri Lavabre), green Cartier case GIA, 2019, report no. 2205210851: Identification

Lot #: 271

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

Date: 19 Jun 2019