15 mars 2014

Indo-Portuguese tortoiseshell and ivory cabinet, India, 17th-18th century

Indo-Portuguese tortoiseshell and ivory cabinet, India, 17th-18th century. Photo courtesy Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. The hinged cover encloses a lift out tray, the drop front opens to reveal an arrangement of 12 drawers. There is a secret sliding panel in one of the sides which lifts up to reveal a hidden arrangement of wooden drawers. The silver mounts and escutcheons are pierced and engraved. 44cm wide, 30cm high, 30cm deep Provenance: From a private European collection Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. MasterArt at TEFAF 2014. 14-23 march... [Lire la suite]

15 mars 2014

Carved polychrome ivory relief plaque of Mummadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar of Mysore, India, 19th century

Carved polychrome ivory relief plaque of Mummadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar of Mysore, India, 19th century. Photo courtesy Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. Dimension: 23cm by 20cm including the frame the maharaja poses under a swagged canopy in front of an open armchair with looped arms, his right hand rests on a tilt top table with a box and a basket of flowers, against a blue stained background, details picked out in green, black and gilt, in original metal studded frame the arms of the chair that loop under the backrail and sweep forward from... [Lire la suite]
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15 mars 2014

Silver Indian pandan or snuff box, Oomersi Mawji & Sons, Cutch, c. 1890

Silver Indian pandan or snuff box, Oomersi Mawji & Sons, Cutch, c. 1890. Photo courtesy Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. an intricately engraved oval silver box with hinged lid, the deity Ganesha depicted on the top cover amidst scrolling foliage and leaf-shaped border. The inside with two central compartments, to the right and left sides two more hinged compartments, the bottom of the box marked with “O.M. BHUJ”. Oomersi Mawji was appointed Court Silversmith to His Highness. 10.25cm diameter The Mahrao of Cutch (Wilkinson, Indian Silver,... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2014

Silver small dish, North of India, Bujh, Cutch, Gujarat, circa 1880

Silver small dish, North of India, Bujh, Cutch, Gujarat, circa 1880. Photo courtesy Alexis Renard. Silver, (diam:15,5 cm). This small dish is adorned by a lotus flower and two friezes of interlaces. Cutch silverwork was appreciated in the late XIXth century and was exhibited in Europe, in events such as the Paris Universal Exposition of 1878. Cutch silver was imported into Britain by firms such as Proctor and co and Liberty’s in London and in The United States by Tiffany and co. Alexis Renard. MasterArt at TEFAF 2014. 14-23 march... [Lire la suite]
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15 mars 2014

Important Kushan High Relief, North West India, 2nd century, Kushan period

Important Kushan High Relief, North West India, 2nd century, Kushan period. Photo courtesy Alexis Renard Red sandstone. Height: 70 cm - Width: 55 cm Alexis Renard. MasterArt at TEFAF 2014. 14-23 march 2014 - http://www.masterart.com/
24 février 2014

San Francisco's Asian Art Museum welcomes the world's first major exhibition exploring yoga

Three aspects of the Absolute, page 1 from a manuscript of the Nath Charit, 1823, by Bulaki. India. Opaque watercolor, gold, and tin alloy on paper. Courtesy of the Mehrangarh Museum Trust, RJS 2399. SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- The Asian Art Museum presents Yoga: The Art of Transformation, the first major art exhibition to explore yoga and its historical transformation over the past 2,500 years through more than 130 rare and compelling artworks.  All over the world, millions of people practice yoga to find spiritual insight and... [Lire la suite]

19 février 2014

First exhibition to bring together material from Tibetan monastery opens in New York

Rahu. Central Tibet. Ca. 1400. Gilt copper alloy with inlays of semiprecious stones. 21½ x 19¼ x 7 in. (54.6 x 48.9 x 17.8 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of the 1999 Collectors Committee (AC1999.58.1). Digital Image © 2013 Museum Associates / LACMA. Licensed by Art Resource, NY.  NEW YORK, NY.- Asia Society presents the first exhibition to explore the history, iconography, and extraordinary artistic production associated with the central Tibetan Buddhist monastery called Densatil that was destroyed during China’s... [Lire la suite]
16 février 2014

Early Nepalese sculpture in focus at Bonhams Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Art sale

NEW YORK, NY.- Bonhams Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Art sale on March 17, part of Asia Week New York, will feature fine and early Nepalese figurative sculptures. Among the highlights is a gilt copper figure of Vajrapani, the Buddha’s protector and guide, from the early 10th century (est. $100,000-150,000). The fluid and joyous sculpture is especially notable for its dark brown patina, acquired through extensive ritual handling. An ethereal 10th/11th century gilt copper figure of the female manifestation of the divine, Devi,... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2014

Ivoires indiens de la collection Mony Linz-Einstein

Deux lames droites en acier damasquiné or, avec poignées en ivoire finement sculptées, niéllées or. Inde, fin XIXe. Photo courtesy PIASA. L'une représente une tête de cheval et d'oiseau stylisé, l'autre représente une tête de lion. Hauteurs : 34 cm et 27,5 cm. Traces de colle et ancienne étiquette. Fente à l'un des manches - Rest of glue , old sticker, and gap on one of handle. ESTIMATION : 800 / 1 200 €. Deux lames à double courbure en acier damasquiné or, avec poignées en ivoire finement sculptées, niéllées or,... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2014

Seated Ganesha, Khmer, Bayon style, late 12th–early 13th century CE

Seated Ganesha, Khmer, Bayon style, late 12th – early 13th century CE. Bronze. Height 10.2 cm. Photo courtesy Michael Woerner Provenance: Private collection Germany. Art Loss Register Certificate ref. S00064449. For almost a quarter of a century Hong Kong- and Bangkok-based Michael Woerner has been specialized in high-quality works of art from South, Southeast and East Asia. His profound knowledge and hands-on experience, in particular of the early cultures of Southeast Asia, has helped to build major collections worldwide, both... [Lire la suite]
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