19 janvier 2019

Four gold and polychrome enamelled parrots perched on a branch, North India, 19th century

Lot 273. Four gold and polychrome enamelled parrots perched on a branch, North India, 19th century; 12.8cm. height; 6.1cm. diam. of base. Estimate 12,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 15,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2016. the four parrots with translucent emerald green bodies and red heads on a chased feather-like ground, with long tails, yellow beaks, gem-set eyes and details on the wings, each perched on a branch from a stylised tree emanating from a domed... [Lire la suite]
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19 janvier 2019

A gold, polychrome enamelled and gem-set parrot-form flask (chuski) on a branch, North India, 19th century

Lot 272. A gold, polychrome enamelled and gem-set parrot-form flask (chuski) on a branch, North India, 19th century; 8 by 12 by 12cm. Estimate 12,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 15,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2016. the parrot perched on a lavender-coloured forked branch, decorated with translucent emerald green and red enamel on a chased feather-like chevron ground, with faceted gem-set collar and border around wings, a lotus blossom in its beak and seed-pearl chain... [Lire la suite]
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19 janvier 2019

A gold and polychrome enamelled parrot perched on a branch, North India, 19th century

Lot 271. A gold and polychrome enamelled parrot perched on a branch, North India, 19th century; 9.1 by 9.6 by 10.3cm. Estimate 8,000 — 10,000 GBP. Lot sold 10,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2016. the long-tailed parrot with translucent green enamelled body on a feather-like etched ground, red and blue enamelled detailing to beak, tail, feet and wings, holding a red rose in its beak, perched on a forked branch with leafy vines designed in relief, gem-set details to branch terminals, eyes,... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2019

A gem-set and enamelled agate box, India, 19th century

Lot 255. A gem-set and enamelled agate box, India, 19th century; 5.5 by 9.7 by 7cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 37,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2016. of rectangular form, composed of agate plaques each set in the kundan technique with colourful gemstones including diamonds and rubies, in a floral design, with polychrome enamel borders and round feet, in custom silk-lined box. Note: The technique for juxtaposing semiprecious stones into others, such as agate,... [Lire la suite]
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05 janvier 2019

Cambodian bronze ceremonial bell, Dong Son buffalo bells & bell necklaces, Battambang province

Lot 87. A Cambodian bronze ceremonial bell, Battambang province, probably 2nd century B.C. to 2nd century A.D.; 22 ¾ in. (57.8 cm.) High; 13 in. (33 cm.) Wide; 10¾ in. (27.3 cm.) Deep. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 40,000 (USD 25,240 - USD 50,480). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Of waisted oval section, decorated overall with geometric scrolls in low relief. Provenance: European collection prior to 1970. Note: This large bronze bell from the Southeast Asian Bronze age, generally... [Lire la suite]
10 décembre 2018

First comprehensive survey of Sri Lankan art organized by a U.S. museum opens in Los Angeles

Scowen & Co., Kandian Chief, c. 1870, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA. LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is presenting The Jeweled Isle: Art from Sri Lanka, the first comprehensive survey of Sri Lankan art organized by a U.S. museum. Drawn in part from LACMA’s collection of Sri Lankan art, and including numerous domestic and international loans, the exhibition presents some 240 works addressing nearly two millennia of Sri... [Lire la suite]
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09 novembre 2018

A fine and rare gilt-copper Densatil-style 'four dancers' frieze, 15th century

Lot 35. A fine and rare gilt-copper Densatil-style 'four dancers' frieze, 15th century; 37cm (14 1/2in) wide. Estimate £140,000 - 160,000. Sold for £ 175,000 (€ 201,026). © Bonhams. The rectangular frieze heavily yet elegantly cast in high relief with four goddesses dancing on a single-lotus pedestal with a beaded rim, each figure with a serene expression standing with her right leg crossed over her left and head tilted to the left, holding musical instruments and ritual ornaments in four... [Lire la suite]
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24 octobre 2018

Fierce bidding on Jindan Kaur necklace at Bonhams sale of Sikh treasures in London

Lot 200. An important emerald and seed-pearl Necklace from the Lahore Treasury, worn by Maharani Jindan Kaur (1817-63), wife of Ranjit Singh, the Lion of the Punjab (1780–1839), Lahore, first half of the 19th Century; the necklace 38 cm. diam.; the case 20.5 x 12cm. Estimate HKD £ 80,000 - 120,000 (€ 91,000 - 140,000). Sold for £ 187,500 (€ 212,819). © Bonhams. LONDON.- An important emerald and seed-pearl necklace from the Lahore Treasury sold for £187,500 at Bonhams Islamic and Indian Art sale in London... [Lire la suite]
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21 octobre 2018

A gem-set enamelled gold box, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, mid 19th century

Lot 297. A gem-set enamelled gold box, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, mid 19th century. Estimate: £6,000-£8,000. © Chiswick Auctions.  Of octagonal shape, with faceted domed lid, the eight lateral walls with alternating white and gold grounds with champlevé red, green and blue enamels decoration depicting flowers, foliage and peacocks, framed within two geometric bands in light blue enamel, the base richly ornate with a central dark blue medallion with gold trellis surrounded by a floral... [Lire la suite]
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21 octobre 2018

Immersive exhibition explores five centuries of the artistic and cultural heritage of the city of Jodhpur and its people

Portrait of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, 1895, Bert Harris, Jodhpur, oil on canvas, 59 7/8 × 48 3/8 in., Umaid Bhawan Palace, photo: Neil Greentree. SEATTLE, WA.- The Seattle Art Museum presents Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India (October 18, 2018–January 21, 2019), showcasing five centuries of artistic creation from the kingdom of MarwarJodhpur in the northwestern state of Rajasthan. Organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in partnership with the Mehrangarh Museum Trust of Jodhpur, the... [Lire la suite]
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