23 juin 2019

Tipu Sultan’s Magic Box, Mysore, South India, 1780-90

Lot 204. Tipu Sultan’s Magic Box, Mysore, South India, 1780-90; 2 1/8 ins. (5.5 cm.) high; 2 ¼ ins. (5.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 495,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Each of the twenty sides of the gold icosahedron decorated with a numeral. Provenance: Tipu Sultan of MysoreGeneral Robert BellSir Charles HopkinsonHans William SothebyIngram BywaterCharles Francis BellChristie’s, London, 10 October 1989, lot 183Sotheby’s, London, 25 May 2005, lot 65.... [Lire la suite]
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18 juin 2019

A gold gem-set hilted dagger (kinjal), Tanjore or Mysore, South India, 1790-1810

Lot 262. A gold gem-set hilted dagger (kinjal), Tanjore or Mysore, South India, 1790-1810; 13 3/8 ins. (34.1 cm.) long. Estimate USD 500,000 - USD 700,000. Price realised USD 555,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The hilt in the form of a yali, set with diamonds, rubies and emeralds, steel blade. Literature: Jaffer 2013, p.191, no.65 Exhibited: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 2014, p.55Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.172, no.131The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p.200, no.134The Palace... [Lire la suite]
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]
04 juillet 2015

Susan Ollemans at Masterpiece London 2015

Turban ornament, Northern India, Lucknow, early 19th century. Susan Ollemans at Masterpiece London 2015, stand C17 A carved emerald ring set in white gold with pave diamonds. Mughal carving 17th century setting 19th century. Susan Ollemans at Masterpiece London 2015, stand C17. A ruby and diamond temple necklace, Mysore, 19th Century. Susan Ollemans at Masterpiece London 2015, stand C17 A rare gold ring in the form of Ganga the River God, Indonesia, Java, 12-14th Century. Susan Ollemans... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2015

The Tiger of Mysore Tipu Sultan's weaponry for sale at Bonhams' Islamic and Indian art auction

The collection – which has been exhibited and published – features sabres, gem-set trophy swords, embroidered arrow quivers, exquisite quilted helmets, blunderbusses, fowling pieces, sporting guns, pistols, and a three-pounder bronze cannon – each and every weapon a work of art in its own right. Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- A spectacular collection of arms and armour once owned by Tipu Sultan, the last King of Mysore, will be sold by Bonhams as part of the Islamic and Indian art auction at Bonhams New Bond Street on 21... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2014

Carved polychrome ivory relief plaque of Mummadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar of Mysore, India, 19th century

Carved polychrome ivory relief plaque of Mummadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar of Mysore, India, 19th century. Photo courtesy Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. Dimension: 23cm by 20cm including the frame the maharaja poses under a swagged canopy in front of an open armchair with looped arms, his right hand rests on a tilt top table with a box and a basket of flowers, against a blue stained background, details picked out in green, black and gilt, in original metal studded frame the arms of the chair that loop under the backrail and sweep forward from... [Lire la suite]
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19 octobre 2013

"Yoga: The Art of Transformation" opens at the Smithsonian's Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Jina. ca. 1160. India, Rajasthan, probably vicinity of Mount Abu. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, The Adolph D. and Wilkins C. Williams Fund, 2000.98 © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts WASHINGTON, DC.- “Yoga: The Art of Transformation,” the first exhibi­tion about the visual history of yoga, opens Oct. 19 at the Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and explores yoga's rich diversity and historical transformations during the past 2,000 years.  On view through Jan. 26, 2014, “The Art of Transformation” examines yoga’s... [Lire la suite]
01 octobre 2010

Bonhams to Sell Second Gold Gem-Set Finial From Fabled Throne of Tipu Sultan, The Tiger of Mysore

An important gem-set gold Finial in the form of a Tiger's Head from the throne of Tipu Sultan (1750-99), Mysore (Seringapatam), made between 1787-93. photo courtesy Bonhams A second gem-encrusted gold finial from the octagonal golden throne of Tipu Sultan, the Tiger of Mysore, will be sold at Bonhams New Bond Street on October 7th in the Indian & Islamic Art sale. This is the second such finial to pass through Bonhams Bond Street saleroom in 18 months. The first finial sold for £389,600 on 2nd April 2009. Both were at... [Lire la suite]
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19 février 2010

Trophées et curiosités @ Christie's Interiors - Style and Spirit, 23 February 2010

An Edwardian mounted rhinoceros horn, circa 1910, mounted by Rowland Ward, London. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 The shield-shaped backplate with paper label to reverse 'ROWLAND WARD, LIMITED/NATURALISTS/THE JUNGLE, 167 PICCADILLY, LONDON W1'. The shield 16¼ in. (41.3 cm.) high; 20 in. (50.8 cm.) protrudence. Est. £7,000 - £10,000 A taxidermy mounted tiger skin mounted by Van Ingen and Van Ingen, Mysore, circa 1930. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 With label 'VAN INGEN & VAN INGEN, MYSORE' - 118 in.... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2009

'Maharaja: The Splendour of India’s Royal Courts' @ The V&A’s

Maharaja Sir Sri Krishnaraja Wodiyar IV Bahadur of Mysore, 1906 K Keshavayya ©V&A Images LONDON.- The V&A’s autumn exhibition, Maharaja: The Splendour of India’s Royal Courts, will be the first to comprehensively explore the world of the maharajas and their extraordinarily rich culture. It will bring together over 250 magnificent objects, many on loan to the UK for the first time from India’s royal collections. The exhibition will include three thrones, a silver gilt howdah, gem-encrusted weapons, court paintings,... [Lire la suite]
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