27 janvier 2019

A large portrait of Umar Sheikh Mirza of Ferghana, India, Deccan, probably Golconda, circa 1700

Lot 128. A large portrait of Umar Sheikh Mirza of Ferghana, India, Deccan, probably Golconda, circa 1700, gouache with gold on paper, inscribed on reverse in black ink in Persian 'Sheikh Umar', in Devenagari  in red ink 'Umar Shyk…', and in black ink in Dutch 'Ommer Sjeigh varder van hamaon', framed; 42.8 by 27.2cm. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 GBP. Lot sold 18,750 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2017. Provenance: From an album probably commissioned in India by a Dutch traveller circa 1700.Sold... [Lire la suite]
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27 janvier 2019

A large portrait of Emperor Alamgir (Aurangzeb) at the age of sixty, India, Deccan, probably Golconda, circa 1700

Lot 127. A large portrait of Emperor Alamgir (Aurangzeb) at the age of sixty, India, Deccan, probably Golconda, circa 1700, gouache with gold on paper, inscribed on reverse in ink in Persian 'Aurangzeb' and in Latin 'Arangseeb etatis sue: 60 an', framed, 42.9 by 27.5cm. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 GBP. Lot sold 18,750 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2017. Provenance: From an album probably commissioned in India by a Dutch traveller circa 1700.Sold in these rooms  13/14 April 1976, lot... [Lire la suite]
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19 janvier 2019

A gem-set and enamelled agate box, India, 19th century

Lot 255. A gem-set and enamelled agate box, India, 19th century; 5.5 by 9.7 by 7cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 37,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2016. of rectangular form, composed of agate plaques each set in the kundan technique with colourful gemstones including diamonds and rubies, in a floral design, with polychrome enamel borders and round feet, in custom silk-lined box. Note: The technique for juxtaposing semiprecious stones into others, such as agate,... [Lire la suite]
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29 décembre 2018

Christophe Hioco at BRAFA 2019, Stand 132a

Standing Bodhisattva, Ancient region of Gandhara (Northern Pakistan), 3rd–4th century. Schist. H 61 cm. © Christophe Hioco at BRAFA 2019, Stand 132a.  Provenance: private collection, Hawaii, USA; Sotheby's, New York, 2000. Buddha head, Thailand, Sukhothai Kingdom, 14th-early 15th century. Bronze. H 35 cm. © Christophe Hioco at BRAFA 2019, Stand 132a. Provenance: private collection, Italy, since the 1980s   Viṣṇu, India, Pāla Dynasty, circa 11th... [Lire la suite]
30 septembre 2018

A rare Mughal carved emerald, India, 17th-18th century

Lot 179. A rare Mughal carved Colombian emerald, India, 17th-18th century; 2.8 by 0.7cm. Est: £25,000 - £35,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. the front carved with three flowers emanating from a stem, the bevelled edge carved with a chevron design, reverse with a similar three foliate stem motif. Accompanied by Gemological Certification Services, London, numbered 78162-43, dated 14 June 2018, stating that the emerald is of Colombian origin, with indications of significant clarity enhancement. Cracks... [Lire la suite]
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10 septembre 2018

Exhibition at the Cincinnati Art Museum includes richly-illuminated folios from historic manuscripts

Folio Describing the Prophet Muhammad’s Epithets; Page from a dispersed Mathnawi (‘spiritual couplets’) of Mir Hasan, late 18th century, India (probably Hyderabad), ink, colors, and gold on paper, Cincinnati Art Museum; Gift of JoLynn M. and Byron W. Gustin, 2016.421a-b. CINCINNATI, OH.- Explore the craftsmanship, skill, beauty and function of calligraphy from the ninth to the twentieth centuries in the special exhibition Collecting Calligraphy: Arts of the Islamic World, on view at the Cincinnati Art MuseumSeptember 7,... [Lire la suite]

09 août 2018

An enamelled and gem-set Navratna necklace, India, late 18th century

Lot 300. An enamelled and gem-set Navratna necklace, India, late 18th century. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold  15,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby’s comprising linked elements of octagonal form supporting a floral rosette pendant, each set with gemstones of varying colours, including white sapphires, pink coral, emeralds, rubies and diamonds, the reverse decorated with flowering plants and floral rosettes in white, green and red enamel, cabouchon ruby drop pendant; 19cm. length ... [Lire la suite]
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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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23 avril 2018

A diamond and emerald-set enamelled armband (bazuband), India, 19th century

Lot 142. A diamond and emerald-set enamelled armband (bazuband), India, 19th century; 2 1/8 x 5 1/8in. (5.4 x 13.2cm.). Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000 (USD 21,045 - USD 28,060). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Of typical form, the central panel set with diamonds around a rectangular carved emerald, a fluted emerald bead suspended below, with hinged tapering foliate panels on either side similarly set with diamonds, the reverse enamelled with red and green floral motifs on cream ground. Note:... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2018

A silver and gilt-metal openwork elephant-goad (ankus), India, Bikaner, circa 1800

Lot 162. A silver and gilt-metal openwork elephant-goad (ankus), India, Bikaner, circa 1800; 55.5cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot Sold 6,250 GBP (7,153 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the openwork handle with silver overlay, containing round noise-making metal bells, two steel spikes, one curved and the other straight, densely decorated with gold-overlaid foliate designs. Note: A similar silvered iron ankus with an ivory handle is in Powis Castle, inv. no.POW/CLIVE/1/16; another... [Lire la suite]