20 avril 2018

A Mughal or Ottoman shagreen and gem-set hilted dagger and scabbard, India or Turkey, 18th/19th century

Lot 164. A Mughal or Ottoman shagreen and gem-set hilted dagger and scabbard, India or Turkey, 18th-19th century; 30cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the slightly curved watered-steel blade with openwork horizontal central ridge and gold decoration comprising palmettes and inscriptions to each side, the hilt covered in green-stained shagreen set with gilt mounts containing pink gemstones, scabbard with en-suite decoration and gem-set jade terminal, bespoke velvet case. ... [Lire la suite]

20 avril 2018

A Mughal jade-hilted dagger (khanjar) and scabbard, India, 18th century

Lot 163. A Mughal jade-hilted dagger (khanjar) and scabbard, India, 18th century; 39cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the jade hilt with three buds at the pommel, carved throughout with leafy and foliate details, double-edged steel blade with central ridge, velvet-covered wood scabbard with metal terminal. Note: Comparable examples include jade hilts carved with buds or flourishing mulberries, a number of which were sold in these rooms: 9 April 2008, lot... [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

Indian Jewelry at Sotheby's London, 25 Apr 2018

Lot 155. A gem-set and enamelled necklace, earrings and ring, India, circa 19th century. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby’s 2018.   the gold necklace composed of rectangular beads each depicting a flower with a central diamond set in the kundan technique, red enamel petals against a green criss-cross design, the reverse enamelled with red and green floral blossoms on a white ground, with hanging gem-set and seed pearl beads, matching pendant earrings, together with a large... [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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15 avril 2018

Sotheby's announces highlights from the Arts of the Islamic World auction on 25 April

  Lot 167. A unique blue and white pilgrim flask with animals, Turkey, circa 1545-55; 32.2cm. height. Est. 60,000-80,000. Lot Sold 669,000 GBP (765,604 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby’s. LONDON.- Sotheby’s Arts of the Islamic World auction on 25 April covers over 200 works of art produced under the aegis of multiple Islamic Empires, spread over three continents over a period of over 1,200 years. Prominent among the works on offer are exceptionally rare pieces hailing from prestigious private... [Lire la suite]

12 mars 2018

Oliver Forge & Brendan Lynch Ltd at Asia Week New York, 15-24 march 2018

Jharoka Portrait of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir, India, 17th century. Opaque watercolor and gold on paper. 6.4 by 4.5 cm, 2 1/2 by 1 3/4 in. © Oliver Forge & Brendan Lynch Ltd Jharokha or window portraits emerged in Mughal portraiture in the early seventeenth century as visual counterparts to the daily display of the emperors’ person at the window of the palace to the people below. The idea was extended by Jahangir (1569-1627) to the throne platforms in the Divan-i ‘Amm at agra and... [Lire la suite]
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26 janvier 2018

Emerald cup with Persian verse carved inscription, 252 carats, India, Mughal period, 16th-17th century

Emerald cup with Persian verse carved inscription, 252 carats, India, Mughal period, 16th-17th century.
29 décembre 2017

Mother-of-pearl jug, Gujarat (India), the mounts: Nuremberg or Antwerp, around 1540

Mother-of-pearl jug, Gujarat (India), the mounts: Nuremberg or Antwerp, around 1540. Silver, driven, cast, chased, hallmarked, gilded, copper (pot), mother-of-pearl, cut. H 29.0 cm, W 23.3 cm, dia foot 15.9 cm; Weight: 1392 g. Green Vault, IV 256. © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden. The jug, densely covered with mother-of-pearl tiles, and the pomp of the same material (IV 181) were imported to southern Germany via Portuguese traders from Gujarat in north-western India. In Nuremberg or Antwerp, around 1540, the two... [Lire la suite]
18 décembre 2017

British Museum opens the Sir Joseph Hotung Gallery of China and South Asia

Cloisonné jar, Ming dynasty, Xuande period (AD 1426-35). © The Trustees of the British Museum. LONDON.- The Sir Joseph Hotung Gallery of China and South Asia opened on 14 December after a full renovation and refurbishment (some sections of the gallery have been accessible from the 10 November 2017). The display includes a new narrative for China and South Asia which brings the story up to the present day. This renovation means the British Museum can include and rotate different types of objects such as... [Lire la suite]