19 avril 2016

A gem-set gold hair ornament, probably South India, 19th century

Lot 149. A gem-set gold hair ornament, probably South India, 19th century. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. decorated on surface in the kundan technique with rubies, emeralds and turquoise, the underside with three suspension loops; 5.9cm. diam.  Note: Of round, domed form with three small loops to the inside, this ornament resembles the traditional South Indian hair jewel that was designed to be worn at the back of the head, usually in combination with other ornaments. Two... [Lire la suite]
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16 avril 2016

A gem-set silver-gilt huqqa base, India, early 18th century

Lot 141. A gem-set silver-gilt huqqa base, India, early 18th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP (25,342 - 38,013 EUR). Unsold. Photo Sotheby's of bulbous form surmounted by an everted ridged neck, chased and engraved with floral stems within arched panels, the petals and leaves set with rubies and emeralds; 17cm. height.  Note: A huqqa base decorated in the same technique, with a floral pattern chased in relief but without any gemstones, is in the Al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait National... [Lire la suite]
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16 avril 2016

A gem-set gilt-metal casket with bird-head finial, India, 19th century

Lot 148. A gem-set gilt-metal casket with bird-head finial, India, 19th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP (25,342 - 38,013 EUR). Unsold. Photo Sotheby's of domed cylindrical form, wholly set with cut rubies, emeralds and diamonds, the four short feet designed as animal paws, the finial in the form of a parrot or falcon head, the cover fitted to the base with twist-lock opening smoothly to reveal plain interior; 7.5cm. height. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 20 Apr 2016,... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2016

A gold flask, North India, circa 18th century

Lot 146. A gold flask, North India, circa 18th century. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 GBP (31,677 - 44,348 EUR) . Photo Sotheby's of octagonal form with slightly tapering sides and slender columnar neck, the stopper surmounted by lotus bud finial, hammered foliate decoration with incised and hatched details on stamped ground, featuring birds amidst flowering forms issuing from an ovoid jar flanked on either side by tigers within archways; 22.8cm.  Literature: U. Krishnan,... [Lire la suite]
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16 avril 2016

A Mughal gem-set ivory horse head-hilted dagger, India, 17th century

Lot 136. A Mughal gem-set ivory horse head-hilted dagger, India, 17th century. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP (50,684 - 76,026 EUR) . Photo Sotheby's the carved ivory hilt of horse-head form with flowing mane to one side, eyes and bridle set in the kundan technique with rubies, a row of turquoise stones set down the mane, finely carved floral design to base, the gently curved double-edged watered-steel blade with faint central ridge, gold-overlaid inscriptions at forte; 44.5cm.  ... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2016

Bonhams to offer Indian royal family's treasure at its Indian and Islamic sale in London

Lot 292. A diamond, ruby and emerald-set gold 'manga malai' necklace, Tamil Nadu, South India, 19th Century. Estimate £50,000 - 70,000 (€63,000 - 88,000). Photo: Bonhams.  LONDON.- International auction house Bonhams is to offer a collection of jewels belonging to an Indian royal family at its Indian and Islamic sale at Bonhams New Bond Street on Tuesday 19th April. The family, who are based in the UK and wish to remain anonymous, will be parting with a number of treasures that have been in... [Lire la suite]

15 mars 2016

Asian art auctions kick off in New York after US special agents seize stolen Indian statues

A Buff Sandstone Stele of Rishabhanata, Indian, Rajasthan or Madhya Pradesh, 10th century. Estimate USD 100,000 ~ 150,000. Seized by US special agents as stolen Indian statue. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 NEW YORK (AFP).- New York kicks off its annual week of Asian art sales Tuesday, red-faced after stolen Indian statues were impounded from Christie's and testing the market in the face of a Chinese economic slowdown. US special agents seized the sandstone statues, dating back to the... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2016

Quatre Arhat, Tibet, ca 18° siècle

Lot 70, Quatre Arhat, Tibet, ca 18° siècle. Estimation : 6 000 € / 8 000 €. Photo Cornette de Saint Cyr. Détrempe sur toile. 45 x 30 cm (hors montage)  Provenance: - Collection Privée Française - Ancienne collection de la famille Macdonald - Acquis à Kalimpong (Inde) en 1959 – 1960  From a French private Collection / formerly in the Macdonad Family collection, same original set as lots 68 and 69 法国私人收藏 马克当劳Macdonald家族古老收藏系列(Macdonald是法国著名藏文化学专家)。1959-1960年,于印度Kalimpong(噶伦堡)获得, 之后收藏... [Lire la suite]
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09 mars 2016

Quatre Arhat, Tibet, ca 18° siècle

Lot 69, Quatre Arhat, Tibet, ca 18° siècle. Estimation : 6 000 € / 8 000 €. Photo Cornette de Saint Cyr. Détrempe sur toile. 45,5 x 29,5 cm (hors montage)  Les arhat Gopaka, Pantaka, Abheda et Nagasena sont disposés dans un classique paysage de montagnes. Amitâyus occupe le haut de la composition. Certains d’entre eux sont identifiés par leurs noms tibétains partiels. Porte au dos l’inscription gyon gnyis-pa (indiquant la seconde position à gauche du thang-ka central de la série). Montage d’origine à base... [Lire la suite]
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09 mars 2016

Arhat et deux gardiens, Tibet, ca 18° siècle

Lot 68, Arhat et deux gardiens, Tibet, ca 18° siècle. Estimation : 6 000 € / 8 000 €. Photo Cornette de Saint Cyr. Détrempe sur toile. 45 x 29,5 cm (hors montage)  Hvashang est figuré dans le haut de la composition sous un arbre occupé par des singes, au dessus des gardiens de l’espace Virudhaka et Dhritarashtra entourés de porteurs d’offrandes. Un lama à bonnet rouge, (probablement Kagyupa) occupe le haut de la composition. Porte au dos une double inscription gyon gsum-pa (indiquant la troisième position à... [Lire la suite]
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