07 octobre 2015

A yellow-backed woodpecker, attributed to Mansur, Mughal, circa 1585-90

A yellow-backed woodpecker, attributed to Mansur, Mughal, circa 1585-90. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 GBP. Lot. sold 62,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's gouache on paper, laid down on an album page, borders above and below with scrolling gold flowers, outer margins filled with leafy gold vegetation, reverse with 4 lines of large nasta'liq calligraphy - painting: 16.7 by 12.9cm. leaf: 31.7 by 20.1cm. Provenance: Hagop Kevorkian, New York (1872-1962)Kevorkian... [Lire la suite]
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07 octobre 2015

A favourite falcon of Raja Balwant Singh of Jasrota, attributed to Nainsukh of Guler, Jasrota, dated 1737

A favourite falcon of Raja Balwant Singh of Jasrota, attributed to Nainsukh of Guler, Jasrota, dated 1737. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot. sold 37,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's gouache on paper, inscribed on the verso in takri script: 'samata 13 pakka te ale pra[vishte] 7 basara pakadeya kudoa(?) hai di akh ti subha.' - 25 by 20.7cm. Provenance: Percival Chater Manuk (1873-1946) and Gertrude Mary Coles (1884-1946), Patna, Dehra Dun and LondonDr William George... [Lire la suite]
07 octobre 2015

A laggar falcon, Lucknow, Company School, circa 1775-85

A laggar falcon, Lucknow, Company School, circa 1775-85. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot. sold 20,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's gouache on thick cream paper, inscribed in nasta’liq script in black ink and numbered '583' - 47.6 by 32.1cm. Provenance: Commissioned by Major-General Claude Martin, Lucknow (1735-1800)Christie’s, London, 30 September 1997, lot 13  Exhibition: The Lucknow Menagerie, Natural History Drawings from the Collection of Claude Martin... [Lire la suite]
07 octobre 2015

A Mughal carved marine ivory-hilted dagger with ram's head, 17th century

A Mughal carved marine ivory-hilted dagger with ram's head, 17th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot. sold 20,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the walrus ivory hilt carved in the form of a ram's head with finely carved details, including horns and hair-locks, the double-edged steel blade with reinforced tip and double fullers with median ridge, Indian armoury mark with number punched on both sides at forte - 49.5cm. Provenance: Sotheby's, London, 12 April 1976, lot 48 Notes: The... [Lire la suite]
07 octobre 2015

A Mughal carved jade dagger hilt in the form of a camel head, 17th century

A Mughal carved jade dagger hilt in the form of a camel head, 17th century. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 GBP. Lot. sold 199,400 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the jade carved in the form of a camel's head with protruding dulla, red gem-set eyes with gold outlines, finely carved hairlines, finger grips in the form of two ridges on the concave edge, the guard carved as a palmette with lily and acanthus, wooden stand - 13.5cm.  Provenance: Acquired pre-1968 Exhibition: Victoria and Albert Museum, London,... [Lire la suite]
07 octobre 2015

A rare wucai bowl, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within double circles and of the period (1573-1619)

A rare wucai bowl, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within double circles and of the period (1573-1619). Estimate HK$150,000 - HK$250,000 ($19,446 - $32,410). Price Realized HK$175,000 ($22,682). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bowl with deep rounded sides is well enamelled with Shoulao riding on a deer followed by four attendants carrying parcels and bearing a fan, all between a band of lingzhi sprays below the mouth rim and scrolling motif above the foot. The interior is... [Lire la suite]
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07 octobre 2015

A blue and white jar, guan, Wanli period (1573-1619)

A blue and white jar, guan, Wanli period (1573-1619). Estimate HK$120,000 - HK$180,000 ($15,557 - $23,335). Price Realized HK$125,000 ($ 16,201). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The jar is painted on the exterior in cobalt of vivid inky blue tones with four shaped panels enclosing peony and prunus plants emerging from rocks and surrounded by butterflies, all conjoined by strapwork borders against a blue ground. It is further decorated with lappet panels around the base and smaller panels of floral sprays... [Lire la suite]
07 octobre 2015

A rare blue and white square dish, Longqing four-character seal mark in underglaze blue within double squares and of the period

  Lot 127. A rare blue and white square dish, Longqing four-character seal mark in underglaze blue within double squares and of the period (1567-1572). Estimate HK$80,000 - HK$150,000 ($10,371 - $19,446). Price Realized HK$87,500 ($11,341). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The dish with gently curved sides and canted corners is painted on the interior with a central panel enclosing two court ladies standing beneath a tree in a fenced garden setting. The cavetto is decorated with four blossoming peony sprays.... [Lire la suite]
07 octobre 2015

A wucai 'Dragon' brush rest, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within double rectangles and of the period (1573-1619)

A wucai 'Dragon' brush rest, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within double rectangles and of the period (1573-1619). Estimate HK$150,000 - HK$250,000 ($19,446 - $32,410). Price Realized HK$200,000 ($25,922). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The brush rest is moulded and pierced as three dragons rising above waves and rocks and raised on a low pedestal with bracket-shaped apron, all decorated in underglaze blue, green, black and iron red. 6 in. (15.2 cm.) long, brocade stand Christie's. THE PAVILION... [Lire la suite]
07 octobre 2015

A very rare Kinrande tea pot, Jiajing period (1522-1566)

A very rare Kinrande tea pot, Jiajing period (1522-1566). Estimate HK$150,000-200,000 ($20,000-26,000). Unsold. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The tea pot has a lobed body standing on a recessed base with an applied flattened handle and a facetted spout. Each lobe is decorated with a shaped cartouche enclosed by a diaper border containing a different scene of children at play. The petal-shaped cover is applied with a floral spray with part of its branch arching to form the finial. 6 3/4 in. (16.7 cm.)... [Lire la suite]
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