20 avril 2018

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

Lot 163. A Mughal jade-hilted dagger (khanjar) and scabbard, India, 18th century; 39cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the jade hilt with three buds at the pommel, carved throughout with leafy and foliate details, double-edged steel blade with central ridge, velvet-covered wood scabbard with metal terminal. Note: Comparable examples include jade hilts carved with buds or flourishing mulberries, a number of which were sold in these rooms: 9 April 2008, lot... [Lire la suite]

20 avril 2018

A fine rock crystal-hilted dagger and scabbard, India, Deccan, 17th century

Lot 161. A fine rock crystal-hilted dagger and scabbard, India, Deccan, 17th century; 44.2cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. with a single-edged watered-steel blade, the forte finely decorated with koftgari trees and domed buildings, the rock-crystal hilt with a carved geometrical band along the top, the textile-covered wood scabbard with silver lock and chape of foliate form with bud terminal. Note: A very similar rock crystal hilt is in the Al-Sabah... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2018

Emerald-set Box, Mughal India circa 1635

Emerald-set Box, Mughal India circa 1635.  This sides and lid of this spectacular gold box are set with 103 emeralds, perfectly matched and fitted. They are carved in shallow relief to depict cypress trees within borders of repeated stylized leaves. The precious materials and the high quality of the design and craftsmanship suggest that the box was made at the highest level of Mughal court patronage. At the apex of the lid is a diamond. It has an octagonal table surrounded by 24 visible facets within the girdle and... [Lire la suite]
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23 mars 2018

An elegant gemset and enamelled gold sword (khanda) hilt, Mughal India, 18th century

Lot 186. An elegant gemset and enamelled gold sword (khanda) hilt, Mughal India, 18th century. Main element 4¾in. (12cm.) long. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 62,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 Made in parts, the surfaces of the hilt and mounts elegantly enamelled with floral vine and birds in a variety of colours, the underside of the quillon, finial and exterior of the handguard with diamond inset floral sprays on enamelled ground, the final domed element of hilt and... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2018

An impressive gemset and enamelled gold sword (khanda) hilt, Mughal India, late 17th-early 18th century 

Lot 185. An impressive gemset and enamelled gold sword (khanda) hilt, Mughal India, late 17th-early 18th century; 9¾in. (24.8cm.) long. Estimate GBP 60,000 - GBP 80,000. Price realised GBP 122,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 Made in parts, the surfaces of the hilt extremely elegantly enamelled with a lively design of animals and floral motifs in a wide range of colours, the underside of the quillon, finial and outside of the handguard with diamond inset floral sprays on red or green... [Lire la suite]
12 mars 2018

Oliver Forge & Brendan Lynch Ltd at Asia Week New York, 15-24 march 2018

Jharoka Portrait of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir, India, 17th century. Opaque watercolor and gold on paper. 6.4 by 4.5 cm, 2 1/2 by 1 3/4 in. © Oliver Forge & Brendan Lynch Ltd Jharokha or window portraits emerged in Mughal portraiture in the early seventeenth century as visual counterparts to the daily display of the emperors’ person at the window of the palace to the people below. The idea was extended by Jahangir (1569-1627) to the throne platforms in the Divan-i ‘Amm at agra and... [Lire la suite]

06 mars 2018

Groundbreaking exhibition brings centuries of royal treasures from Jodhpur, India, to the U.S. for the first time

Dalchand, Maharaja Abhai Singh on Horseback, Jodhpur, c. 1725, opaque watercolor and gold on paper, Mehrangarh Museum Trust. Neil Greentree, photographer. HOUSTON, TX.- A major collaboration brings a groundbreaking exhibition of royal treasures from India to Houston in March. Organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in partnership with the Mehrangarh Museum Trust of Jodhpur, Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India showcases nearly four centuries of artistic creation from the... [Lire la suite]
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05 mars 2018

Carlo Cristi at Asia Week New York, 15-24 march 2018

Prajnaparamita, West Tibet, 11th century. Paper, pigments, gold, ink, 7 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. ( cm. 19 x 26 ) folio fragment; 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. ( cm 9,5 x 9,5 ) illumination. © Carlo Cristi Sadaksari Avalokitesvara. Sri Lanka, Anujradhapura , 7th-8th century. Copper alloy. © Carlo Cristi Narasimha on Garuda. Stone, India, Pala period, 11th century. 17 1/2 in. (44 cm). © Carlo Cristi Vajrapani Tangka. Distemper on cotton, Tibet, 14th century. 13 x 17 1/4... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2018

Walter Arader at Asia Week New York, 15-34 march 2018

Seated Four Armed Mahakala, Dali Kingdom, Yunnan, Circa 1150. Gilt and Lacquered Bronze, 25 cm (9.8 in). © Walter Arader Himalayan Art (New York, NY) Dagger, Tibet or Bhutan, 18-19th century. Steel, silver, gold, turquoise, wood and leather. 43.5 cm / 17.1 in. © Walter Arader Himalayan Art (New York, NY) ​Maitreya, Tibet, 15th Century. 8.5 in (21.6 cm). Gilt Copper Alloy. © Walter Arader Himalayan Art (New York, NY) Walter Arader. Exhibiting... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2018

Eléphant, Art Kushan du Gandhâra, ca 3°-5° siècle

Lot 53. Eléphant, Art Kushan du Gandhâra, ca 3°-5° siècle. Estimation 1 200 €/2 500 €. Photo: Cornette de Saint Cyr 2018. Intéressant élément de décor architectural sculpté en forme de protomé d’éléphant à l’extrémité de la trompe orné d’une fleur. Cet objet était initialement associé au stupa n° 51, mais ne faisait pas partie de cet ensemble.   Provenance : - Succession de Mr et Mme X (Belgique), - Acquis d’un amateur Français le 10 mai 1971. Arts d'Asie - Art Tribal -... [Lire la suite]