08 juin 2016

Toledo Museum of Art to Return Four Works of Art with Falsified or Inadequate Provenance Documentation to Republic of India

A stone stele of Varaha Rescuing the Earth (acquired in 2001).  The Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) announced today that it will return four objects it purchased from Subhash Kapoor, a New York City art dealer under investigation by the U.S. Departments of Justice and Homeland Security for illegally importing and selling stolen antiquities and other art objects and for providing false histories of prior ownership (or provenance) to buyers. For 35 years Kapoor owned and operated the Art of the Past gallery in... [Lire la suite]

09 mai 2016

Mirror in the Form of a Leaf, India, Mughal empire, circa 1675-1700

Mirror in the Form of a Leaf, India, Mughal empire, circa 1675-1700. Light green nephrite jade; rock crystal with traces of gilding. Jade: 6 1/2 x 3 5/8 x 1/8 in. (16.51 x 9.21 x .32 cm). From the Nasli and Alice Heeramaneck Collection, Museum Associates Purchase (M.84.32.2) © LACMA Bibliography: - Rosenfield, John.  The Arts of India and Nepal: The Nasli and Alice Heeramaneck Collection.  Boston:  Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1966. - Pal, Pratapaditya, Thomas W. Lentz, Sheila R.... [Lire la suite]
09 mai 2016

Brush Washer (Xi) in the Form of a Leaf with Chrysanthemum Spray

Brush Washer (Xi) in the Form of a Leaf with Chrysanthemum Spray, China, Middle Qing dynasty, about 1700-1800, or India, Mughal, about 1625-1630. Abraded jade, 8 x 5 1/4 x 1 7/8 in. (20.32 x 13.34 x 4.76 cm). From the Nasli and Alice Heeramaneck Collection, Museum Associates Purchase (M.76.2.1). © LACMA Bibliography: - Rosenfield, John.  The Arts of India and Nepal: The Nasli and Alice Heeramaneck Collection.  Boston:  Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1966. - Kuwayama, George.  Far Eastern... [Lire la suite]
09 mai 2016

Opium Spoon, India, Mughal empire, circa 1675-1725

Opium Spoon, India, Mughal empire, circa 1675-1725. White nephrite jade, 4 1/4 x 1 x 1/4 in. (10.8 x 2.54 x 0.64 cm). Gift of Catherine Glynn Benkaim (M.2006.167.1) © LACMA
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19 avril 2016

A Mughal or Ottoman jade archer's ring, India or Turkey, 17th-18th century

Lot 155. A Mughal or Ottoman jade archer's ring, India or Turkey, 17th-18th century. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's.  of characteristic form, composed of a light green jade inlaid with gold scrolling palmettes with two stylised birds, inset green gemstone, engraved geometric design to interior; 4cm.  Note: Of beautiful quality, this jade archer's ring finds parallels in a number of museum collections, including the Topkapi Saray Museum, Istanbul, inv. no TKS: 2/83 and... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2016

A gem-set silver-gilt huqqa base, India, early 18th century

Lot 141. A gem-set silver-gilt huqqa base, India, early 18th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP (25,342 - 38,013 EUR) . Photo Sotheby's of bulbous form surmounted by an everted ridged neck, chased and engraved with floral stems within arched panels, the petals and leaves set with rubies and emeralds; 17cm. height.  Note: A huqqa base decorated in the same technique, with a floral pattern chased in relief but without any gemstones, is in the Al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait National... [Lire la suite]

16 avril 2016

A gem-set gilt-metal casket with bird-head finial, India, 19th century

Lot 148. A gem-set gilt-metal casket with bird-head finial, India, 19th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP (25,342 - 38,013 EUR) . Photo Sotheby's of domed cylindrical form, wholly set with cut rubies, emeralds and diamonds, the four short feet designed as animal paws, the finial in the form of a parrot or falcon head, the cover fitted to the base with twist-lock opening smoothly to reveal plain interior; 7.5cm. height. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 20 Apr 2016, 10:30 AM... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2016

A Mughal gem-set ivory horse head-hilted dagger, India, 17th century

Lot 136. A Mughal gem-set ivory horse head-hilted dagger, India, 17th century. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP (50,684 - 76,026 EUR) . Photo Sotheby's the carved ivory hilt of horse-head form with flowing mane to one side, eyes and bridle set in the kundan technique with rubies, a row of turquoise stones set down the mane, finely carved floral design to base, the gently curved double-edged watered-steel blade with faint central ridge, gold-overlaid inscriptions at forte; 44.5cm.  ... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2016

A Mughal carved marine ivory-hilted dagger, India, dated 1028 AH/1618 AD

Lot 133. A Mughal carved marine ivory-hilted dagger, India, dated 1028 AH/1618 AD. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP (25,342 - 38,013 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. the waisted marine-ivory hilt carved with vertical flutes, the double-edged watered-steel blade with central ridge, with gold-inlaid inscriptions surrounded by fine floral vines - 32cm.  Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 20 Apr 2016, 10:30 AM
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09 avril 2016

A fine and rare Mughal jade-hilted horse head dagger with flaming pearls, India, 17th century

Lot 144. A fine and rare Mughal jade-hilted horse head dagger with flaming pearls, India, 17th century. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 GBP (76,026 - 101,368 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. the curved double-edged watered-steel blade with central ridge and chiselling at the forte, the hilt of pale green stone with grey inclusions, the pommel expressively rendered in the shape of a whinnying horse's head, the mane descending to one side, with intricately carved cloudbands and flaming pearls... [Lire la suite]
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