05 juin 2020

Bhumi Devi?, Inde, Kerala, ca 16° siècle

Lot 169. Bhumi Devi?, Inde, Kerala, ca 16° siècle. Alliage cuivreux. H. 35,7 cm. Estimate: €8,000- €10,000. © Cornette de Saint Cyr Rare et importante représentation d’une déesse debout brandissant un lotus de sa main droite, le haut du corps incliné dans la même direction.Cette rare sculpture peut être rapprochée d’une quasi identique conservée au Los Angeles County Museum of Art (inv. M.2005.73), cadeau de Mrs. Harry Lenart en l’honneur du 40° anniversaire du musée, identifiée par le Dr Pal comme Shri... [Lire la suite]
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05 juin 2020

Divinité féminine, Inde du nord ou Bangladesh, ca 6°- 8° siècle

Lot 154. Divinité féminine, Inde du nord ou Bangladesh, ca 6°- 8° siècle. Terre cuite. H. 31 cm. Estimate: €8,000- €10,000. © Cornette de Saint Cyr Superbe représentation d'une divinité féminine richement parée, assise dans une superbe attitude déhanchée, présentant une fleur dans la paume de sa main droite. Avec sa taille fine, ses hanches larges et sa poitrine généreuse, cette divinité qui pourrait être une représentation de la déesse Tara constitue un parfait exemple de l'idéal féminin indien tel qu'il a... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2020

A bust-length portrait of the Emperor Jahangir, signed by Daulat, Mughal, dated 1627

Lot 26. A bust-length portrait of the Emperor Jahangir, signed by Daulat, Mughal, dated 1627; 7.5 by 5.7cm. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 GBP. Lot sold 60,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's gouache heightened with gold on paper, ruled in red, blue and white, inscribed, signed and dated in nasta’liq script 'amal-i kamtarin bandah-i dargah Daulat’ ('the work of the most insignificant servant of the court, Daulat'), [regnal] 'year 22', in a khatamkari frame.  Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2020

A carved jade archer's thumb ring, India, 17th century

Lot 140. A carved jade archer's thumb ring, India, 17th century; 4.6cm. max. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 7,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's of pale green jade and characteristic form, carved with a full-face lotus blossom flanked by undulated leafy stems each terminating in a lotus blossom.  Provenance: Acquired in London in 1984. Sotheby's. The Sven Gahlin Collection, London, 06 oct. 2015
26 mai 2020

A carved ivory comb depicting Krishna, South India, 17th-18th century

Lot 123. A carved ivory comb depicting Krishna, South India, 17th-18th century; 14.2cm. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 7,500  GBP. Photo Sotheby's carved in relief on both sides, one side depicting dancing Krishna and the reverse showing the infant Balakrishna suckling from Yashoda's breast, supported on a lotus pedestal flanked by yalis and surrounded by acanthus scrolls emanating from a kirtimuka, old collection inventory number SE5.46 in black ink. ... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2020

A carved ivory comb, Sri Lanka, 18th century

Lot 122. A carved ivory comb, Sri Lanka, 18th century; 12 by 9.8cm. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 7,500  GBP. Photo Sotheby's of rectangular-form carved and pierced with a dancing girl flanked by two peacocks surrounded by foliate scrolls, bordered by narrow beading and diamond trellis bands, heightened with black and red lac, with customised collector's box. Provenance: Winkel and Rasmussen Auctioneers, Copenhagen, 1933Lau Sunde (1910-1979), dealer and... [Lire la suite]
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26 mai 2020

A carved ivory pen-box, Deccan, 17th century

Lot 138. A carved ivory pen-box, Deccan, 17th century; 26.5 by 11.5 by 9cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 12,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the ivory body of rectangular form with a coffered lid, with four internal compartments, the exterior decorated with arcades of flowering plants bordered by bands of scrolling floral rosettes and palmettes, one panel showing a monkey, truncated palmette-form feet carved on the underside in low relief. Provenance: Nicholas Woodbridge, BathAcquired... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2020

A carved ivory standing figure with parakeet and cup-bearer, probably Goa, 17th century

Lot 137. A carved ivory standing figure with parakeet and cup-bearer, probably Goa, 17th century; 19,2cm. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP. Lot sold 12,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's composed of two sections pinned together, carved with a composite design of fantastical and aquatic creatures, both in profile and in the round, some with their upper bodies emerging from the open jaws of their predators. Provenance: David Salmon, London (David Tremayne Ltd.)Acquired in 1969. Note: The physiognomy and... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2020

A Mughal carved ivory powder flask with fish, 17th century

Lot 134. A Mughal carved ivory powder flask with fish, 17th century; 23cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 12,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's composed of two sections pinned together, carved with a composite design of fantastical and aquatic creatures, both in profile and in the round, some with their upper bodies emerging from the open jaws of their predators. Provenance: Acquired pre-1969. Note: Ivory powder flasks carved with composite beasts were popular during the... [Lire la suite]
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26 mai 2020

A Mughal ivory-inlaid wood fall-front cabinet, Gujarat or Sindh, circa 1625-50

Lot 131. A Mughal ivory-inlaid wood fall-front cabinet, Gujarat or Sindh, circa 1625-50; 35 by 53 by 38 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 27,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's hardwood veneered with rosewood and inlaid with ivory, the hinged flap opening to reveal an arrangement of ten drawers inlaid with confronting birds and rams between trees, the interior of the flap featuring falconers on horseback and standing between three foliate trees with birds, dyed orange and... [Lire la suite]