16 janvier 2020

A Navaratna Pin, Jaipur, India, 18th century

A Navaratna Pin, Jaipur, India, 18th century. Width 4cm. Price On Request. © Susan Ollemans. A Navartana pendant with an inscribed ruby in the center and two rows of holy stones surrounding the ruby (sun).The reverse has extremely fine floral enameling. The pin fitting is modern. Susan Ollemans. 13 Georgian House, 10 Bury Street, St James's, London SW1Y6AA, United Kingdom - Tel: + 44 ( 0 ) 7775566356 - Email: sue@ollemans.com
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07 janvier 2020

British Museum saves Nainsukh of Guler's masterpiece from export

Nainsukh of Guler, ‘The Trumpeters’, 1735-1740. © The Trustees of the British Museum.  LONDON.- A masterpiece by one of India’s greatest painters has been saved from export after being purchased by the British Museum. ‘The Trumpeters’ by Nainsukh of Guler – described as a work “unparalleled in North Indian art” - had its licence for export blocked in 2018 by the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, in order to enable a UK institution to raise the £440,000 required to stop it from being... [Lire la suite]
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29 décembre 2019

Exhibition showcases an important selection of works from the collection of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles

Raden Andaga mask of wood and gold, early 1800s. Dewi Bikang Mardeya mask of wood and gold, early 1800s. A high-ranking monkey mask of wood and gold, early 1800s. Demon Denawa Kecubung mask of wood and gold, early 1800s. Image/Credit: The British Museum. LONDON.- Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles (1781 – 1826) spent most of his career as an East India Company official in Southeast Asia. He was appointed Lieutenant-Governor of Java in 1811 and assumed the Lieutenant Governorship of Sumatra in 1818. Raffles is credited as being the... [Lire la suite]
18 décembre 2019

An important bronze figure of Uma, South India, Chola period, 12th century

Lot 237. An important bronze figure of Uma, South India, Chola period, 12th century; Hauteur: 51 cm. (20 1/8 in.). Estimate EUR 100,000 - EUR 150,000. Price realised EUR 137,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 Elle est représentée debout en tribhanga sur une base lotiforme. Son bras gauche tombe le long de son corps, sa main droite en katakahastamudra tenait à l'origine un lotus. Elle est parée de bijoux et vêtue d'un sari. Son visage est empreint de sérénité. Ses yeux... [Lire la suite]
26 octobre 2019

A Mughal jewelled jade and silver inlaid jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), India, 18th century

Lot 252. A Mughal jewelled jade and silver inlaid jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), India, 18th century; 40cm. length. Estimate: 14,000 - 18,000 GBP. Lot sold 17,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the light jade hilt carved and set with dark jade in a floral design with silver-inlaid stems and outlines, the double-edged watered steel tapering blade with central double-ridge, gold inscription and foliate designs at the forte. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 23 october 2019
26 octobre 2019

A Mughal jewelled jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), India, late 18th century

Lot 253. A Mughal jewelled jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), India, late 18th century. 35.5cm. Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 7,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the jade hilt of pistol grip form decorated in low relief with flowers and foliage on each face rising to a lobed pommel, set with pink stones, double-edged curved blade with a medial ridge. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 23 october 2019

26 octobre 2019

A large Mughal or Deccan carved jade bowl, India, circa 17th century

Lot 260. A large Mughal or Deccan carved jade bowl, India, circa 17th century; 7 by 17.7 by 13.8cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 37,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the nephrite jade carved as a polylobed deep bowl on a detailed petalled base with chrysanthum flowerhead, two stylised acanthus leaves emerging at each end. Note: Jade bowls with a natural curving body such as this one are typical of Mughal jades of the seventeenth century. “The Mughal love of natural forms marked by... [Lire la suite]
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25 octobre 2019

Indian Jewellery sold at London, 23 october 2019

 Lot 235. A diamond-set and enamelled gold pendant with seed-pearl string necklace, North India, 19th century; pendant: 6.2 by 5.8cm. Estimate: 7,000 - 10,000 GBP. Lot sold 8,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.  gold kundan settings with foil-backed diamonds, designed as a peacock in the centre on a blue enamel ground with openwork stylised foliate border, reverse with detailed polychrome enamelling featuring peacocks, later added hanging pendant with seed-pearls, mounted with a necklace... [Lire la suite]
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22 octobre 2019

A Mughal jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), North India, 17th-18th Century

Lot 184. A Mughal jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), North India, 17th-18th Century; 39 cm. long. Estimate: £ 3 000 - £ 4 000. Sold for £ 13,812 (€ 16,048). Courtesy Bonhams. the double-edged steel blade of curved form with two fullers and chiseled palmette motif near forte, the jade hilt with curved foliate quillons, a flowerhead between, the grip with foliate vine to outer edge curling around the pommel, the pommel with a large flowerhead. Provenance: James Baillie Fraser, 15th Laird of... [Lire la suite]
22 octobre 2019

A silver-thread embroidered glass-bead-mounted velvet-clad leather quiver, North India, early 19th Century

Lot 189. A silver-thread embroidered glass-bead-mounted velvet-clad leather quiver, North India, early 19th Century; 65 cm. long. Estimate: £ 6 000 - £ 8 000. Sold for Sold for £ 16,312 (€ 18,953). Courtesy Bonhams. of tapering form, the leather body clad entirely in yellow velvet embroidered to the front with gilt-silver thread and mounted with glass beads forming flowerheads within an undulating lattice, the velvet clad leather belt similarly decorated, two sets of four tassels to one side, containing nine arrows. ... [Lire la suite]
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