27 mars 2017

A gemset rock crystal box, North India, 17th century 

Lot 382. A gemset rock crystal box, North India, 17th century. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 7,000 (USD 7,710 - USD 10,794). Price realised GBP 85,250 (USD 131,370) © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Rising from short oval foot to a wide cusped rounded body to short vertical rim, with dome-shaped hinged lid with small rounded finial and carved floral terminal, the surface decorated with inset stones - 1½in. (3.8cm.) high .     Christie's. Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds, 6... [Lire la suite]

25 mars 2017

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

Lot 188. A Mughal gem-set ivory horse-head hilt, India, 17th century. Estimate 18,000 — 25,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the carved ivory hilt of horse-head form with flowing, plaited mane to one side, eyes set in the kundan technique with rubies, inset turquoise stone at conjunction of bridle and mane, finely carved floral design on punched ground to base - 13.4cm.  Note: This sensitively carved horse-head hilt belongs to a group of carved ivory horse-head daggers... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2017

A Mughal diamond and gem-set jade hilt, India, 18th-19th century

Lot 190. A Mughal diamond and gem-set jade hilt, India, 18th-19th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the light green jade of pistol-grip form with rounded pommel and scroll quillons, decorated with colourful gemstones, including rubies and emeralds, in gold settings designed as flowering stems  - 13cm. height. Note: The shape of this type of jade-hilt, with a curved pommel, first appeared in the second half of the seventeenth century. This dating is also... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2017

A gilt copper alloy figure of the second Dalai Lama, Gendun Gyatso Pelzangpo, Tibet, late 16th-17th century

Lot 3290. A gilt copper alloy figure of the second Dalai Lama, Gendun Gyatso Pelzangpo, Tibet, late 16th-17th century. Estimate USD 100,000 ~ 150,000. Sold for US$ 199,500 (€184,688). Photo: Bonhams. Inscription (on book held in hand) translated: 'Here lie the Father and Son teachings of the Kadam'. 7 7/8 in. (20 cm) highHimalayan Art Resources item no.2280 Note: There can be no mistaking his likeness to the stout, broad featured, smiling figure within the Museum Rietberg, identified by inscription as the... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2017

A gilt copper alloy figure of Vanaratna, Tibet, circa 1468

Lot 3268. A gilt copper alloy figure of Vanaratna, Tibet, circa 1468. Estimate USD 120,000 ~ 160,000. Sold for US$ 295,500 (€273,560). century. Photo: Bonhams. Inscription translated, 'One is freed of all prejudice if reality dawns, and so the master known to be free of prejudice should be resorted to with devotion. As a memorial to the mahapandita and a meditation object for Lochen, this was commissioned by the great attendant Dripa Gelong and made by the artist Rokpa Tsapa Namka... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2017

A silver inlaid copper alloy figure of Tsangnyon Heruka Tsang, Central Tibet, 16th century

Lot 3244. A silver inlaid copper alloy figure of Tsangnyon Heruka Tsang, Central Tibet, 16th century. Estimate USD 100,000 ~ 150,000. Sold for US$ 319,500 (€295,778). Photo: Bonhams. Inscription translated, 'Homage to the scholar-yogin, the mad man of Tsang, Sang gye Gyaltsen'. 7 7/8 in. (20 cm) highHimalayan Art Resources item no.10874 Note: It is difficult to imagine a portrait bronze with more eccentricity and charisma. "The Madman of Tsang", Tsangnyon Heruka (1452-1507) appears to draw a... [Lire la suite]

21 mars 2017

A silver inlaid copper alloy figure of Sanggye Pel Tsang, Central Tibet, 15th century

Lot 3273. A silver inlaid copper alloy figure of Sanggye Pel Tsang, Central Tibet, 15th century. Estimate USD 100,000 ~ 150,000. Sold for US$ 319,500 (€295,778). Photo: Bonhams. Inscription translated, 'Homage to the omniscient Sang gye Pel, lord of the entire Doctrine. Good Fortune!'. 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm) highHimalayan Art Resources item no.2328 Note: The bronze is one of the finest known portraits in the Tsang style of Central Tibet, which favors non-gilt, brassy sculptures with incised... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2017

A gilt copper alloy figure of the Fifth Karmapa, Deshin Shekpa, Tibet, 15th-16th century

Lot 3243. A gilt copper alloy figure of the Fifth Karmapa, Deshin Shekpa, Tibet, 15th-16th century. Estimate USD 150,000 ~ 200,000. Sold for US$ 343,500 (€317,996). Photo: Bonhams. Inscription translated, 'I prostrate at the feet of Lord Deshin Shekpa'. 7 1/8 in. (18 cm) highHimalayan Art Resources item no.2265 Note: The 14th century witnessed the fall of the Yuan (1271-1368) and the rise of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Seeing the spiritual and political merits of forming alliances with... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2017

A large gilt copper alloy figure of the Fourth Druk Desi of Bhutan, Tenzin Rabgye, Bhutan, late 17th-18th century

Lot 3248. A large gilt copper alloy figure of the Fourth Druk Desi of Bhutan, Tenzin Rabgye, Bhutan, late 17th-18th century. Estimate USD 150,000 ~ 200,000. Sold for US$ 391,500 (€362,432). Photo: Bonhams. On a later brass base. 15 3/4 in. (40 cm) high Himalayan Art Resources item no.2272  Note: The Drukpa Kagyu is the only order to wear this tall fan-shaped hat with a high peak that can be seen above its rim. Comparing the portrait to inscribed paintings of the Drukpa lineage, this figure's... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2017

A gilt copper alloy figure of Jigten Sumgon Rinchen Pel, Tibet, 13th century

Lot 3236. A gilt copper alloy figure of Jigten Sumgon Rinchen Pel, Tibet, 13th century. Estimate USD 250,000 ~ 350,000. Sold for US$ 463,500 (€429,087). Photo: Bonhams. 9 1/8 in. (23.3 cm) high Himalayan Art Resources item no.2270  Note: The casting is flawless. Simple, yet elegant and powerful, a young man, with his head held high, surveys his immediate environs. He was given the name Jigten Sumgon Rinchen Pel (1143-1217), 'Precious One, The Protector of the Three Worlds', and his Drigung... [Lire la suite]