25 janvier 2020

A Gandharan schist stupa drum panel fragment, 2nd-3rd century

Lot 105. A Gandharan schist stupa drum panel fragment, 2nd-3rd century. Height 5 1/4 in., 13.3 cm. Estimate 1,000 — 2,000 USD. Lot sold 1,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's depicting in relief a monk at left; the Buddha’s protector Vajrapani at center and the Buddha at right, his palms raised in a gesture of blessing, Japanese wood box (2). Provenance: Japanese Collection, acquired before the 1960s. Literature: Sumino Irodori: Osaka Masaki Bijutsukan Sanjunentenjizuroku (Colors of... [Lire la suite]
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25 janvier 2020

A Gandharan schist architectural element with an elephant, 2nd-3rd century

Lot 104. A Gandharan schist architectural element with an elephant, 2nd-3rd century. Height 6 1/4 in., 16 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 10,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's the richly caparisoned elephant lifting a bundle of leaves with its trunk, standing on a plinth with two protruding tangs beneath, base, Japanese wood box (3). Provenance: Japanese Collection, acquired before the 1960s. Literature: Sumino Irodori: Osaka Masaki Bijutsukan Sanjunentenjizuroku (Colors... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2020

CHRISTOPHE HIOCO, Stand 130a at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Sūrya, Northern India, Bihār or Bengal, 10th-11th century, Pāla dynasty (8th-12th century). Sandstone. H 68 cm. © Galerie Christophe Hioco. Provenance: private collection, France. Buddha head, Thailand, Harīpunjaya kingdom, 12th-13th century. Stuccoed terracotta. H 27 cm. © Galerie Christophe Hioco. Provenance: private collection, France, acquired in 1960-1970. Standing Buddha, Ancient region of Gandhāra, circa 3rd century. Schist. H 67.3 cm. © Galerie Christophe Hioco. Provenance: Sotheby’s London, 1956; Vérité collection,... [Lire la suite]
23 janvier 2020

Monumental ceremonial seat, Indonesia, Nias, 18th-19th century

Monumental ceremonial seat, Indonesia, Nias, 18th-19th century. Limestone, 111 x 90 x 155 cm. © Galerie Deletaille. Provenance: Emile Deletaille, 1972; private collection, Belgium; private collection, USA. Literature: Nias Tribal Treasures, Volkenkundig Museum Nusantara, Delft, 1990, p. 195, fig. 11. DELETAILLE GALLERY, Stand 40b at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020
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16 janvier 2020

A Navaratna Pin, Jaipur, India, 18th century

A Navaratna Pin, Jaipur, India, 18th century. Width 4cm. Price On Request. © Susan Ollemans. A Navartana pendant with an inscribed ruby in the center and two rows of holy stones surrounding the ruby (sun).The reverse has extremely fine floral enameling. The pin fitting is modern. Susan Ollemans. 13 Georgian House, 10 Bury Street, St James's, London SW1Y6AA, United Kingdom - Tel: + 44 ( 0 ) 7775566356 - Email: sue@ollemans.com
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07 janvier 2020

British Museum saves Nainsukh of Guler's masterpiece from export

Nainsukh of Guler, ‘The Trumpeters’, 1735-1740. © The Trustees of the British Museum.  LONDON.- A masterpiece by one of India’s greatest painters has been saved from export after being purchased by the British Museum. ‘The Trumpeters’ by Nainsukh of Guler – described as a work “unparalleled in North Indian art” - had its licence for export blocked in 2018 by the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, in order to enable a UK institution to raise the £440,000 required to stop it from being... [Lire la suite]
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29 décembre 2019

Exhibition showcases an important selection of works from the collection of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles

Raden Andaga mask of wood and gold, early 1800s. Dewi Bikang Mardeya mask of wood and gold, early 1800s. A high-ranking monkey mask of wood and gold, early 1800s. Demon Denawa Kecubung mask of wood and gold, early 1800s. Image/Credit: The British Museum. LONDON.- Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles (1781 – 1826) spent most of his career as an East India Company official in Southeast Asia. He was appointed Lieutenant-Governor of Java in 1811 and assumed the Lieutenant Governorship of Sumatra in 1818. Raffles is credited as being the... [Lire la suite]
18 décembre 2019

An important bronze figure of Uma, South India, Chola period, 12th century

Lot 237. An important bronze figure of Uma, South India, Chola period, 12th century; Hauteur: 51 cm. (20 1/8 in.). Estimate EUR 100,000 - EUR 150,000. Price realised EUR 137,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 Elle est représentée debout en tribhanga sur une base lotiforme. Son bras gauche tombe le long de son corps, sa main droite en katakahastamudra tenait à l'origine un lotus. Elle est parée de bijoux et vêtue d'un sari. Son visage est empreint de sérénité. Ses yeux... [Lire la suite]
26 octobre 2019

A Mughal jewelled jade and silver inlaid jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), India, 18th century

Lot 252. A Mughal jewelled jade and silver inlaid jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), India, 18th century; 40cm. length. Estimate: 14,000 - 18,000 GBP. Lot sold 17,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the light jade hilt carved and set with dark jade in a floral design with silver-inlaid stems and outlines, the double-edged watered steel tapering blade with central double-ridge, gold inscription and foliate designs at the forte. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 23 october 2019
26 octobre 2019

A Mughal jewelled jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), India, late 18th century

Lot 253. A Mughal jewelled jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), India, late 18th century. 35.5cm. Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 7,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the jade hilt of pistol grip form decorated in low relief with flowers and foliage on each face rising to a lobed pommel, set with pink stones, double-edged curved blade with a medial ridge. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 23 october 2019