16 août 2017

Exhibition is first to offer a view of the various ideals of women in Indian painting

Eine Frau bindet sich einen Turban, Albumblatt, Werkstatt am Mogulhof, 1760-1780 © Museum Rietberg Zürich, Geschenk der Ganesha-Stiftung ZURICH.- Indian miniatures are like windows onto dreamlike, idealised worlds. The pictures have a broad spectrum of themes ranging from religious and mythological subjects through literary, poetic motifs to secular, courtly scenes. The exhibition at Museum Rietberg is the first to offer a view of the various ideals of women in Indian painting. Images of women play a key... [Lire la suite]
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03 août 2017

A diamond-set and enamelled gold necklace and earrings, North India, 19th century

Lot 152. A diamond-set and enamelled gold necklace and earrings, North India, 19th century. Estimate £8,000 - GBP 12,000. Price realised GBP 11,875. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Comprising a necklace and a pair of earrings, the necklace formed of a lattice of small diamond-set elements issuing clusters of small pearls below, one larger pearl at the middle, the reverse with red, white and green enamelling, a silk string, the earrings each with a small rosette suspending another larger one, small pearls again... [Lire la suite]
03 août 2017

A kneeling prince, Bukhara, Late 16th century and Mughal India, 17th century

Lot 52. A Kneeling Prince, Bukhara, Late 16th century and Mughal India, 17th century. Estimate £30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 37,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, the prince kneels in a landscape wearing gold embroidered robes with a series of daggers tucked into his belt, a falcon perches on his right arm, laid down between blue and cream borders and gold, black and white rules on wide gold-speckled blue borders, a later owner's stamp in the lower... [Lire la suite]
30 juillet 2017

New exhibition at BAMPFA illuminates history of Indian painting traditions

Unknown artist: ​Surajamala-ji, Son of Rao Nirandasa, 1820; ink, gouache, and gold on paper; 21 1/4 x 8 5/16 in.; BAMPFA, gift of Jean and Francis Marshall. BERKELEY, CA.- This summer, the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive presents a new exhibition of paintings that encompasses five hundred years of Indian art-making traditions. ​Divine Visions, Earthly Pleasures: Five Hundred Years of Indian Painting draws on the institution’s extensive holdings of Asian art, in particular a renowned collection of more... [Lire la suite]
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29 juillet 2017

A rare Indian mother-of-pearl and red lac casket, 17th Century, Gujarat, India

A rare Indian mother-of-pearl and red lac casket, 17th Century, Gujarat, India. © Symbolic & Chase The small rectangular-shaped brass chest applied with lobed mother-of-pearl sections within contours of rectangular-shaped plaques, embellished with six Indian foliate motifs in red lac, the vaulted lid similarly-applied, opening to reveal an interior entirely composed of mother-of-pearl, upon sculpted feet, 17th Century, Gujarat, India.  With some later restoration. Price on... [Lire la suite]
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