23 avril 2018

A gem-set gold peacock pendant, probably Deccan, India, 18th-19th century

Lot 148. A gem-set gold peacock pendant, probably Deccan, India, 18th-19th century; 3 ½in. (9cm.) high. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000 (USD 8,418 - USD 11,224). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 In the form of a ruby and emerald-set peacock, the border fitted with baroque pearls, the chain with stones alternating with pearls. Note: Peacocks are considered sacred in India. Often associated with the Indian goddess Lakshmi, the peacock is also the animal mount of Kartikeya, the Hindu god of war.... [Lire la suite]
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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. Lot Sold 32,500 GBP (37,193 EUR). 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... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2018

A Mughal nobleman riding through a landscape holding a hawk, India, Deccan, Bijapur, circa 1660-80

Lot 86. A Mughal nobleman riding through a landscape holding a hawk, India, Deccan, Bijapur, circa 1660-80, gouache and gold on paper, depicting a mounted nobleman holding a hawk on his right hand, a retinue with elephant following, within a landscape, inscription to the reverse; 18.4 by 27.4cm. Estimate 70,000 — 90,000 GBP. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. Note: This is an important and rare equestrian portrait painted at Bijapur during the third quarter of the seventeenth century. It is close... [Lire la suite]
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09 janvier 2018

'Centuries of Opulence: Jewels of India'. Unique exhibit at GIA in Carlsbad, California

“Centuries of Opulence: Jewels of India” features 50 lavish, historical jewelry pieces on loan from a private collection that have rarely been seen in public. Showcasing more than 300 years of adornment in India, the exhibit explores the original sources of the diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires and other gems decorating these pieces, their religious and cultural symbolism, the wars fought for them and the historical tradition of gemology - the study of gems - in India. Krishna Pendant, South India, early 20th century. Diamond,... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2017

Jahangir offers jewels to Asaf Khan, India, Deccan, probably Golconda, late 17th century

Lot 126. Jahangir offers jewels to Asaf Khan, India, Deccan, probably Golconda, late 17th century. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's.  gouache with gold on paper, buff paper borders flecked with gold, reverse with a calligraphic exercise in black nast'aliq script on brown paper with wide green borders flecked with gold; painting: 40.5 by 56.8cm; with borders 44.8 by 59.6cm; calligraphic panel: 20.9 by 32.5cm. Note: This large painting is a late... [Lire la suite]
13 mars 2017

Dresden, Europe, World: Three exhibitions at three locations in the Residenzschloss

DRESDEN.- The Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden is showing three exhibitions under the heading “Dresden • Europe • World” in the Residenzschloss from 3 March to 5 June 2017. They are the result of intensive research which has been realised in recent years, thanks to the significant support provided by the Museum & Research Foundation.  With the title “Stories in miniatures”, the “Collection of Indian Paintings in the Dresden Kupferstich-Kabinett” is being shown to the public for the first time. Both of these... [Lire la suite]

12 mars 2017

Amir Mohtashemi Ltd at TEFAF Maastricht 217, Stand 239

A cast ewer, Deccan, India, early 16th century. Bronze. Height 38 cm © Amir Mohtashemi Ltd Provenance: Private collection, Europe  Literature: M. Zebrowski, Gold, Silver & Bronze from Mughal India, London 1997 Iznik dish, Turkey, 16th century. Pottery. Diameter 36 cm © Amir Mohtashemi Ltd Iznik tile, Turkey, second half of the 16th century. Pottery. 25 x 21.5 cm © Amir Mohtashemi Ltd Provenance: Private collection, UK ... [Lire la suite]
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27 février 2017

Runjeet Singh at Asia Week New York, 9-18 march 2017

Bejeweled Dagger, India-Turkey, 17th-18th century. Overall 445mm. Blade 320mm © Runjeet Singh Tibetan Four-Mirror Armour, Tibet, 19th century. Steel, Gilt copper, leather. Front plate 7.5 in diameter © Runjeet Singh Votive Steel and Gold Trident, Tibet, 18th-19th Century. Steel with applied gold and a contemporary red blood wooden shaft. Length: 17 inches (430 mm) © Runjeet Singh Iron Cuirass body-armor, Hyderabad, Deccan, India, 16th-17th Century. Height... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2017

Samina Inc. at Asia Week New York, 9-18 march 2017

Jewelled Jade Cup, Mughal or Deccan, India, 18th Century. Height: 5.9 cm. Top width: 3.6 cm © Samina Inc.  Carved Ruby Pendant, Probably Gujrat, Western India, 18th century. Gold, Silver, Ruby, Diamond and Pearl © Samina Inc.  Dagger (Katar), Deccan, probably Hyderabad or Bijapur, India, 16th Century. Steel, copper alloy and gold with blade of watered steel © Samina Inc.   Jade Bowl, Mughal or Deccan, India, 18th Century. Carved from... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2017

Oliver Forge & Brendan Lynch Ltd (London, UK) at Asian Week New York, 9-18 march 2017

Calligraphy with the Ninety-Nine names of God, Golconda or Bijapur, Deccan, India, circa 1600. Color and gold illumination on paper, 5 1/8 by 3 1/8 in (13 by 8 cm) image, 8 5/8 by 5 7/8 in (22 by 15 cm) folio © Oliver Forge & Brendan Lynch Ltd A prince and his mistress on a terrace at night, Guler, circa 1760. Opaque watercolour and gold on paper. 8 1/4 by 5 7/8 in (21 by 15 cm) painting; 10 3/4 by 7 3/4 in (27.4 by 19.7 cm) folio. © Oliver Forge & Brendan... [Lire la suite]