• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 5378

    Jewels & Watches at South Ken: Including Jewels from the 1960's and 70's - the property of a Lady, and a collection of fine watches

    15 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 98

    A late 19th century gold, silver, diamond and enamel miniature brooch

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A late 19th century gold, silver, diamond and enamel miniature brooch
    The rectangular plaque painted to depict two Indian goldsmiths at work, within silver, rose-cut diamond frame, the gallery foliate engraved, fitted case stamped Hamilton & Co Ltd, Jewellers and Silversmiths, Calcutta, Delhi and Simla
    Signed on the gallery Hamilton & Co Ltd.


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Special Notice

    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.


    Post Lot Text

    The image of the goldsmiths is after a painting in guache which was part of a series of seventy-two paintings depicting various trades painted by a local Indian artist, circa 1850. The collection is held in India Office Library, c.f. Christie's catalogue, Important Indian jewellery p.10. Also O. Untracht, Traditional jewellery of India, p. 282