22 juin 2017

Statue de Vajrabhairava en bronze, Tibet, XVIIIème-XIXème siècle

Lot 34. Statue de Vajrabhairava en bronze, Tibet, XVIIIème-XIXème siècle. Estimate EUR 8,000 - EUR 12,000 (USD 8,970 - USD 13,455). Price realised EUR 278,500 (USD 310,992). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Il est représenté en pratyalidhasana sur des divinités placées sur une base lotiforme. Ses mains principales, tiennent lekarttrika et le kapala et enlacent sa parèdre. Son visage principal est celui d'un taureau. Ses visages sont dorés à froid et rehaussés de détails peints ;... [Lire la suite]

17 juin 2017

A yellow satin brocade dragon chuba, Tibet, 19th century

Lot 146. A yellow satin brocade dragon chuba, Tibet, 19th century. Length 148 cm. Estimate CHF 3 000 / 5 000 (€ 2 780 / 4 630).  Sold for CHF 6 500 (hammer price) © Koller Auctions Lined. Yellow slightly faded. Swiss private Collection, purchased 1991 from Altfield Gallery Hong Kong, thence by descent. Koller Auctions. Asian Art: Himalaya, China - Tuesday 13 June 2017
18 mai 2017

A repoussé and engraved gold flask, North India, second half 18th century

Lot 112. A repoussé and engraved gold flask, North India, second half 18th century, 8 ¾in. (22.2cm.) high. Estimate GBP 22,000 - GBP 28,000 (USD 28,424 - USD 36,176). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 On plain base, the facetted body with elegant floral sprays and scrolls, the central panels with a profuse floral spray inhabited with peacocks rising from, a gadrooned bulbous vase flanked with felines, with bulbous screw top with suspension chain. Provenance: Sotheby’s, London, 28 April 2004, lot 160 Literature: Usha R... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2017

A rare gemset jade-hilted dagger, Mughal India, 17th century

Lot 107. A rare gemset jade-hilted dagger, Mughal India, 17th century, 14in. (35.7cm.) long. Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000 (USD 3,000 - GBP 5,000) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The slightly recurved watered-steel double-edged blade damascened with gold foliage on one side at the forte, the pale green jade hilt with swelling grip, and pronounced pommel, knuckle-guard with pierced and carved leaf and bud-shaped finial, inlaid overall with engraved gold flowers set with emerald and... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2017

A rock-crystal hilted dagger, Mughal India, 18th century

Lot 105. A rock-crystal hilted dagger, Mughal India, 18th century, 14in. (35.5cm.) length. Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000 (USD 3,000 - GBP 5,000) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The single-edged watered-steel blade with double curve, the rock-crystal pistol hilt carved with floral pommel and chape, on stand, the blade associated and later. Christie's. Arts of India, 25 May 2017, London, King Street 
18 mai 2017

A finely carved jade wine cup, Mughal India, mid-17th century

Lot 101. A finely carved jade wine cup, Mughal India, mid-17th century, 5 1/8in. (13cm.) diam.; 3 ¼in. (7.5cm.) high. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 40,000 (USD 38,760 - USD 51,680) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The body finely carved with a leafy lattice enclosing floral sprays, the foot formed as an elegant rosette. Note: This fine cup is an example of the hardstone carvings that were popular in the Mughal period, from the reign of the Emperor Akbar. It is thought that nephrite and... [Lire la suite]

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]