13 octobre 2021

Christie's announces Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds Including Oriental Rugs and Carpets sale

LONDON.- Christie’s forthcoming auction, Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds including Oriental Rugs and Carpets on 28 October displays a rich selection of rare objects, paintings, manuscripts and carpets from across the Middle East, India and Europe. The sale draws upon a fascinating Classical Ottoman narrative that illustrates the artistic repertoire at its most exuberant. This is led by six remarkably preserved Venetian portraits of Ottoman Sultans from a previously unknown series LINK, and two paintings from the... [Lire la suite]

17 avril 2021

A gem-set enamelled gold bangle (kada), North India, 20th Century

    Lot 103. A gem-set enamelled gold bangle (kada), North India, 20th Century; 8 cm. diam. max.; 132.1 g. Est: £2,500 - £3,500. Sold: 2,200. Courtesy Bonhams of circular form, the hinged clasp in the form of two confronting makara heads, enamelled and set with diamonds, the exterior with perching birds, the interior with floral polychrome enamelled decoration with perching birds. Bonhams. Islamic and Indian Art, London, March 30, 2021
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17 avril 2021

A gem-set enamelled gold turban ornament (jigha), North India, 19th Century

Lot 102. A gem-set enamelled gold turban ornament (jigha), North India, 19th Century; 11.8 x 12 cm.; 101 g. Est: £5,000 - £7,000. Sold: 17,000. Courtesy Bonhams the central element in the form of a flowerhead surmounted by a tapering plume, flanked by two detachable palmette motifs, plume holder to reverse, set with white sapphires, three pendant emeralds to each section, one to the upper section, decorated in polychrome enamel to the reverse with a peacock and floral motifs, later gold pins to the reverse of... [Lire la suite]
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17 avril 2021

A pair of diamond-set enamelled gold bazubands, North India, 19th-20th Century

Lot 101. A pair of diamond-set enamelled gold bazubands, North India, 19th-20th Century; each 9 cm. max excluding string; 70g. total weight. Est: £2,000 - £3,000. Sold: 3,020. Courtesy Bonhams. each with two multifaceted elements flanked by hinged openwork floral motifs, with floral suspension loops to each end, inlaid with diamonds and decorated in polychrome enamel with rosettes and geometric motifs, the strings mounted with bands of seed pearls to each end. Provenance: Private German collection.... [Lire la suite]
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14 avril 2021

An enamelled and gem-set bangle (kada), probably Jaipur, North India, 19th century

Lot 51. An enamelled and gem-set bangle (kada), probably Jaipur, North India, 19th century; 2 ¾in. (7cm.) wide. wide. Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000. Price realised GBP 7,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021. The exterior set with flat-cut diamond leaves on a cobalt blue ground, the interior decorated with polychrome birds and flowers, terminating in two confronted red parrots with green wings, with screw pin fastening. Christie's. Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds including Oriental... [Lire la suite]
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14 avril 2021

An enamelled and gem-set bangle (kada), Jaipur, North India, 19th century

Lot 49. An enamelled and gem-set bangle (kada), Jaipur, North India, 19th century; (3in.) 7.7cm. wide. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000. Price realised GBP 6,875. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021. The exterior set with flat-cut diamond leaves on a cobalt-blue ground, the interior decorated with polychrome birds and flowers on a white ground, terminating in two confronted makara head finials, with screw pin fastening. Note: A pair of similar kadas sold at Christie's, New York, 19 June... [Lire la suite]
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18 avril 2020

The “rebellious spirit” of Tantra to be explored for the first time at the British Museum

Chakrasamvara, Eastern India, 1100s. © The Trustees of the British Museum LONDON - Dr Imma Ramos, curator of Tantra: enlightenment to revolution, said: “This major exhibition will capture the rebellious spirit of Tantra, with its potential to disrupt prevailing social, cultural and political establishments. Tantra is usually equated with sex in the West, but it should be understood as part of a broader philosophy of transgression. We will demonstrate Tantra’s enduring potential for opening up new ways of seeing... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2020

Explore the arts of the Islamic world & Asia with over 300 lots on view at Sotheby's London

LONDON.- The sale will offer thirty-five beautiful pieces from the collection of the late H. Peter Stern, an avid traveller who co-founded the Storm King Art Center – the world’s most important modern sculpture garden – and served as Vice Chair of the World Monuments Fund. His pursuit of a ‘global idyll’ is reflected in his collection, with Ottoman mounted panels of silk and velvet brocade and Mughal velvet tent hangings, adorned with floral motifs, sitting alongside delicate architectural Company School watercolours. Stern... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2020

A gem-set and enamelled necklace, North India, late 19th-early 20th century

Lot 85. A gem-set and enamelled necklace, North India, late 19th-early 20th century; 8 ¼in. (21cm.) long; 1 3/8in. (3.5cm.) wide. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000 (USD 12,560 - USD 18,840). © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  Set with foiled flat-cut diamonds in an open floral framework, the centre with a hexagonal carved foiled emerald, a fringe of drop-shaped diamond-set elements suspended below, the reverse profusely enamelled with elegant polychrome floral decoration.  ... [Lire la suite]
25 octobre 2019

Indian Jewellery sold at London, 23 october 2019

 Lot 235. A diamond-set and enamelled gold pendant with seed-pearl string necklace, North India, 19th century; pendant: 6.2 by 5.8cm. Estimate: 7,000 - 10,000 GBP. Lot sold 8,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.  gold kundan settings with foil-backed diamonds, designed as a peacock in the centre on a blue enamel ground with openwork stylised foliate border, reverse with detailed polychrome enamelling featuring peacocks, later added hanging pendant with seed-pearls, mounted with a necklace... [Lire la suite]
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