24 août 2019

Art Gallery of South Australia presents its most expansive display of Islamic art

Installation view: No god but God: The art of Islam, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 2019; photo: Saul Steed. ADELAIDE.- From 24 August 2019, the Art Gallery of South Australia will present its largest and most expansive collection display of Islamic art to date. Spanning the past twelve centuries and including pivotal works from across the globe, No god but God: The art of Islam dissects the intimate connection between faith and art in Islam across the ages. Presented as part of the Adelaide Festival... [Lire la suite]

12 juillet 2019

An octagonal enamelled and gem set gold miniature Qur’an case, Lucknow or Deccan, 1750-1800

Lot 285. An octagonal enamelled and gem set gold miniature Qur’an case, Lucknow or Deccan, 1750-1800; 1 5/8 x 1 ½ x 5/8 ins (4.2 x 3.8 x 1.5 cm.). Estimate USD 120,000 - USD 180,000. Price realised USD 137,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  Set with diamonds and an engraved spinel, the interior in plain gold, lid attached on one side, two suspension loops on the top. Provenance: Bonhams, London, 2 October 2012, lot 243 Exhibited: The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p.191,... [Lire la suite]
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11 juillet 2019

A gem set jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), possibly Lucknow, India, circa 1775-1790

Lot 180. A gem set jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), possibly Lucknow, India, circa 1775-1790; 15 3/8 ins. (39.2 cm.) long. Estimate USD 120,000 - USD 180,000. Price realised USD 137,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  Set with serpentine and rubies, rain-guard decorated in gold-damascened arabesques, watered-steel blade. Exhibited: Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.126, no.97The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p.155, no.101The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018, pp.176-77, no.103de Young Legion of Honor,... [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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24 février 2018

Gold Enamelled Bajuband, North India, Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow, late 18th century

Gold Enamelled Bajuband, North India, Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow, late 18th century. Gold & diamonds. Width 9 cm (3.54 in.) Weight 49 gr. van Gelder Traditional Indian Folk Jewellery (Stand 41). © TEFAF 2018 Rigid gold armlet (bajuband) consisting of double hexaognal cylinders, complemented with pliable foral design hinges, kundan set with diamonds, at both ends. Both cylinders have makara-head finials, kundan set with diamonds on the top and along the sides against a sabz zamin (green) translucent enamelled... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2017

Van Gelder Traditional Indian Folk Jewellery, TEFAF Maastrich 2017, Stand 241

Guttapusal necklace,  India, Andhra Pradesh, probably Hyderabad, late 18th century © Van Gelder Traditional Indian Folk Jewellery Elaborate gold, made up of a series of eighty-three open, tubular elements, each set with a cabochon ruby or emerald and a natural pearl on top, alternated on either side with seven petal-shaped decoration and each set with a single diamond, ruby or emerald. Length 57 cm.  On either side of the center pendant is an oval-shaped element attached to the double tubular pendant, each... [Lire la suite]

15 août 2016

Black Stork in a Landscape, ca. 1780, India, probably Lucknow

Black Stork in a Landscape, ca. 1780, India, probably Lucknow. Opaque watercolor on European paper. Painting: H. 21 1/2 in. (54.6 cm) W. 29 3/4in. (75.6cm) Mat: H. 35 1/2 in. (90.2 cm) W. 27 in. (68.6 cm). Louis E. and Theresa S. Seley Purchase Fund for Islamic Art and Rogers Fund, 2000. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000.266 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The distinctive white neck feathers, purple-streaked wings, and red-tinged beak identify this tall bird as a woolly-necked stork (Ciconia... [Lire la suite]
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15 août 2016

Coiffe de jeune prince, 1ère moitié du 19ème siècle, Lucknow

Coiffe de jeune prince, 1ère moitié du 19ème siècle, Lucknow, cannetille, diamant, émeraude, paillettes, perle fine, rubis, velours. Legs verbal Krishna Riboud, 2003. Paris, musée Guimet - musée national des Arts asiatiques, MA11403;AEDTA3538. Photo © Musée Guimet, Paris, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Benjamin Soligny / Raphaël Chipault
15 août 2016

A Common Indian Nightjar (Caprimulgus asiaticus), ca. 1780, India, probably Lucknow

A Common Indian Nightjar (Caprimulgus asiaticus), ca. 1780, India, probably Lucknow. Opaque watercolor on paper. Painting: H. 18 5/8 in. (47.3 cm) W. 11 1/8 in. (28.3 cm) Mat: H. 27 in. (68.6 cm) W. 19 1/4 in. (48.9 cm). Louis E. and Theresa S. Seley Purchase Fund for Islamic Art, 2004. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2004.175 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Latin name for the nightjar, Caprimulgus asiaticus, translates as “goat sucker” and refers to the ancient myth that these... [Lire la suite]
22 février 2016

Oliver Forge & Brendan Lynch Ltd at Asia Week New York 2016

Bhils Hunting Deer at Night by Faizullah, Lucknow, circa 1770. Opaque watercolor with gold on paper. Signed in nastal'iq script; 10 1/8 by 6 5/8 inches (25.7 by 16.8 cm) painting; 14 1/4 by 10 5/8 inches (36.2 by 27 cm) folio © Oliver Forge & Brendan Lynch Ltd Ramjidas Chatera, Maharaja Sawai Madho Singhji in durbar with his ministers, Jaipur, India, dated 1765 A.D. 19 3/8 by 12 3/4 inches (41.9 by 32.4 cm) © Oliver Forge & Brendan Lynch Ltd   The... [Lire la suite]