16 avril 2015

A Mughal jade-hilted dagger and scabbard, North India, late 18th century

A Mughal jade-hilted dagger and scabbard, North India, late 18th century. Estimate 5,495 - 8,242 EUR. Photo courtesy Sotheby's. the jade hilt of waisted faceted form with two bands with carved foliate decoration and a turquoise stone set in silver-gilt mount to pommel, the double-edged blade with swelled ridge, velvet covered wood scabbard with large metal lock and chape with gold overlaid floral decoration. Quantité: 2 - 49cm. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, Londres, 22 avr. 2015, 10:30 AM

16 avril 2015

A Mughal jade-hilted dagger (khanjar) with watered-steel blade, North India, 18th century

A Mughal jade-hilted dagger (khanjar) with watered-steel blade, North India, 18th century. Estimate 4,121 - 6,869 EUR. Photo courtesy Sotheby's. the jade hilt of pistol-grip form carved with leafy flowers, pommel with rosette studded on either side with coloured stone in gold setting, the watered-steel blade double-edged, swollen at the tip with central ridge - 39cm.  Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, Londres, 22 avr. 2015, 10:30 AM
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16 avril 2015

A Mughal jade-hilted dagger with watered-steel blade, India, 18th century

A Mughal jade-hilted dagger with watered-steel blade, India, 18th century. Estimate 5,495 - 8,242 EUR. Photo courtesy Sotheby's. the spinach jade pistol-grip hilt carved with leafy fronds highlighted with gold leaf, the watered-steel double-edged blade swelled at the tip, with central ridge - 39.5cm. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, Londres, 22 avr. 2015, 10:30 AM
16 avril 2015

A Mughal gem-set jade-hilted dagger (khanjar) and scabbard, North India, 18th century

A Mughal gem-set jade-hilted dagger (khanjar) and scabbard, North India, 18th century.  Estimate 10,990 - 13,737 EUR. Photo courtesy Sotheby's. the jade hilt of pistol grip form with colourful gemstones set in gold kundan settings in a vine and flowerhead design, watered-steel double-edged blade with swelled central ridge and tip, gold koftgari decoration at forte, with silk covered wood scabbard. Quantité: 2 - 40cm.  Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, Londres, 22 avr. 2015, 10:30 AM
13 avril 2015

A Mughal ivory powder horn, India, 17th-18th century

A Mughal ivory powder horn, India, 17th-18th century. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's composed of two joined sections of tusk, worked in relief and in the round with hunting quadrupeds and birds, each side with gazelle heads, one emerging from the mouth of a tiger, the others carved in mirror-form, a spring-action levered steel stopper attached to top - 28.5cm.  Note: This powder horn forms part of a group of imaginatively and ornately-decorated carved flasks produced in... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2015

A finely-carved jade pot, India, Mughal, 18th century

A finely-carved jade pot, India, Mughal, 18th century. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's of deep round form with two small scroll-handles, decorated on the exterior with finely carved acanthus leaf pattern, on a petalled base with flowerhead motif, the interior featuring a carved floral blossom; 13.5cm. max. diam. Notes: Vessels of this deep round form with carved acanthus leaves and floral medallions influenced Chinese artisans during the Qing dynasty in the eighteenth century who... [Lire la suite]
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13 avril 2015

Emperor Farrukhsiyar Enthroned, India, Mughal, circa 1715, and Lucknow, third quarter 18th century

Emperor Farrukhsiyar Enthroned, India, Mughal, circa 1715, and Lucknow, third quarter 18th century. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. gouache with gold on paper, innner borders of blue paper with gold foliate scrolls; narrow outer border (trimmed) of gold-flecked cream paper; painting: 35 by 23.2cm. leaf: 38 by 28.1cm. Notes: This elegant portrait of Emperor Farrukhsiyar (r.1713-19) is notable for the fine quality of the painting throughout, especially the carpet, clothing,... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2015

Divinité masculine, Art Khmer, style d’Angkor Vat, 12° siècle

Divinité masculine, Art Khmer, style d’Angkor Vat, 12° siècle. Estimation : 18 000 - 25 000 €. Photo Cornette de Saint-Cyr Grès. H. 30 cm Belle tête de divinité masculine à la chevelure regroupée en un haut chignon vertical serré à la base par un anneau de perles, et orné au sommet d’un motif de fleur épanouie. Le front est ceint d’un diadème orfévré maintenu à l’arrière par un beau laçage. Quelques accidents, manques et restaurations visibles.  Historique : - Acquise de Jean-Claude... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2015

Devata, Art Khmer, style du Bayon, 12°-13° siècles

Devata, Art Khmer, style du Bayon, 12°-13° siècles. Estimation : 20 000 - 30 000 €. Photo Cornette de Saint-Cyr Grès. H. 31 cm Belle tête de divinité féminine au visage encadré par des oreilles aux lobes distendus par de lourds pendants. Le front est ceint d‘un diadème qui retient la chevelure de longues nattes caractéristiques du style. Ce type de devatâ a té un des grands thèmes largement développés dans les monuments sous le règne de Jayavarman 7. Accidents, et petites retouches... [Lire la suite]
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31 mars 2015

The Tiger of Mysore Tipu Sultan's weaponry for sale at Bonhams' Islamic and Indian art auction

The collection – which has been exhibited and published – features sabres, gem-set trophy swords, embroidered arrow quivers, exquisite quilted helmets, blunderbusses, fowling pieces, sporting guns, pistols, and a three-pounder bronze cannon – each and every weapon a work of art in its own right. Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- A spectacular collection of arms and armour once owned by Tipu Sultan, the last King of Mysore, will be sold by Bonhams as part of the Islamic and Indian art auction at Bonhams New Bond Street on 21... [Lire la suite]