14 août 2019

A gem-set mughal dagger (chilanum), Central India, late 16th or early 17th century

Lot 156. A gem-set mughal dagger (chilanum), Central India, late 16th or early 17th century; 11¾in. (29.8cm.) long. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 40,000. Price realised GBP 35,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 With curved watered-steel double-edged blade with raised medial ridge and armour piercing point, the 'T'-shaped rectangular hilt with rounded knop finial, overlaid in gold and inset with a lattice of hardstones, later fitted velvet-lined wooden sheath. Note: The bifurcated hilt of this dagger... [Lire la suite]

16 juillet 2019

A dagger (khanjar) with exceptionally fine silver and brass-inlaid hilt and scabbard, Bidar, Central India, 17th century

Lot 378. A dagger (khanjar) with exceptionally fine silver and brass-inlaid hilt and scabbard, Bidar, Central India, 17th century; 15 ¼ ins. (38.8 cm.) long. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 112,500. Christie's Images Ltd 2019  Watered-steel blade, the forte with rubbed inscription cartouche reading ‘’Ali’, the top of the hit with overlaid gold decoration, original finial probably lacking. Provenance: Christie’s, London, 8 October 2015, lot 154. ... [Lire la suite]
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09 juillet 2019

A gem set jade hilted dagger (khanjar) with matching locket, Deccan, Central India, 1675-1725

 Lot 179. A gem set jade hilted dagger (Khanjar) with matching locket, Deccan, Central India, 1675-1725. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 162,500. © Christie's Images Ltd Set with rubies and emeralds, watered-steel blade; 15 ½ ins. (39.5 cm.) long; locket 1 5/8 ins. (4.1 cm.) long; 2 ins. (5.1 cm.) wide. Literature: Jaffer 2013, p.68, no.29. Exhibited: Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2015, p.91, no.42Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.127, no.98The... [Lire la suite]
03 août 2017

Prince Murad Bakhsh, probably Aurangabad or Bijapur, Central India, circa 1650

Lot 131. Prince Murad Bakhsh, probably Aurangabad or Bijapur, Central India, circa 1650. Estimate £30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 47,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, the elegant prince is depicted in a window wearing a colourful turban set with a large jewelled turra with a curved feather, in his hand he holds a series of three jewels, embroidered gold textiles frame the window, minor creases to the folio, 11½ x 8¼in. (29.2 x 20.8cm). ... [Lire la suite]
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15 mars 2016

Asian art auctions kick off in New York after US special agents seize stolen Indian statues

A Buff Sandstone Stele of Rishabhanata, Indian, Rajasthan or Madhya Pradesh, 10th century. Estimate USD 100,000 ~ 150,000. Seized by US special agents as stolen Indian statue. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 NEW YORK (AFP).- New York kicks off its annual week of Asian art sales Tuesday, red-faced after stolen Indian statues were impounded from Christie's and testing the market in the face of a Chinese economic slowdown. US special agents seized the sandstone statues, dating back to the... [Lire la suite]
06 mai 2015

Oliver Hoare opens exhibition dedicated to objects and works of art from the past 5,000 years

Gandhara grey schist head of the Buddha, Afghanistan, 3rd century AD. Size: 36 cm high. Photo: Oliver Hoare Ltd. LONDON.- Oliver Hoare presents Every Object Tells a Story, a public exhibition that will take place from 6 May to 26 June 2015 at 33 Fitzroy Square, London. The exhibition will present an eclectic selection of over 250 objects primarily chosen on the basis of their historical fascination and interesting backstories, and will include relics from all round the world representing many notable names,... [Lire la suite]
20 décembre 2013

Sandstone Salabanjika. Central India, probably Madhya Pradesh, 10th-11th century

Sandstone Salabanjika. Central India, probably Madhya Pradesh, 10th-11th century. Photo courtesy Jonathan Tucker-Antonia Tozer Red sandstone. 43 inches (109 cm) Jonathan Tucker-Antonia Tozer. "An Important Group of Sculptures from India and Southeast Asia". Arader Galleries, 29 East 72nd Street, New York 10021. T (212) 628 3668 - M +44 796 802 5742 - jonathantucker1@aol.com - www.asianartresource.com. Asia Week New York. A Celebration of Asian Art. MARCH 14–22, 2014