17 avril 2019

A pair of gem-set and enamelled bracelets (kara), North India, Rajasthan, mid-19th century

Lot 186. A pair of gem-set and enamelled bracelets (kara), North India, Rajasthan, mid-19th century; each: 7.6cm. diam. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot Sold 12,500 GBP (14,493 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the terminals in the form of two confronting makaras, each with a hinge for opening to one side, gem-set on a blue enamel ground on the exterior, the interior with polychrome floral enameling. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World including Fine Rugs and Carpets, London, 01 May 2019,... [Lire la suite]

17 avril 2019

A jewelled and enamelled gold necklace, North India, Rajasthan, 19th century and later

Lot 185. A jewelled and enamelled gold necklace, North India, Rajasthan, 19th century and later; central bar: 11.5cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot Sold 7,500 GBP (8,696 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. comprising a straight rigid bar with five beads with attached reticulated flowerheads, and geometric gem-set and enamelled beads hanging with miniature seed pearl fringes, two round enamelled beads, hanging strands composed of three rows of green gems, textile and... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2019

A diamond-set and enamelled gold bracelet (kara), North India, Rajasthan, mid-19th century

Lot 184. A diamond-set and enamelled gold bracelet (kara), North India, Rajasthan, mid-19th century; 7.8cm. diam. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot Sold 6,000 GBP (6,956 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the hinged clasp rendered in the form of two confronting elephant heads, decorated with blue, red, green, and white enamels, the interior with floral motifs and birds, set with foil-backed facet-cut diamonds to exterior. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World including Fine Rugs and... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2019

A pair of gem-set and enamelled bracelets (kara), North India, Rajasthan, mid-19th century

Lot 173. A pair of gem-set and enamelled bracelets (kara), North India, Rajasthan, mid-19th century. Estimate 12,000 — 18,000 GBP. Lot Sold 25,000 GBP (28,985 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the hinged clasps rendered in the form of two confronting makaras, decorated with red, green, white, and blue enamels, the interiors with floral vines, set with foil-backed facet-cut diamonds to exterior and two cat-eye stones on heads; each: 7.8cm. diam. Provenance: Family... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2019

Exhibition of Indian paintings passed 'From Hand to Hand' opens at Krannert Art Museum

Page from a Birha poem of separation and longing, showing Radha with her attendants in a grove. India, Rajasthan, possibly Bundi or Kotah School, 17th century. Opaque water color on paper. Gift of George P. Bickford. 1970-10-3. Courtesy Krannert Art Museum. CHAMPAIGN, ILL.- Small, richly colored paintings created in northern India from the late 1500s to the early 1800s animate vivid stories from the great Hindu epics, passionate verses of devotional and love poetry, and noble portraits of Rajput royals. Selections... [Lire la suite]
30 septembre 2018

A pair of gem-set and enamelled bracelets (kara), North India, Rajasthan, mid-19th century

Lot 178. A pair of gem-set and enamelled bracelets (kara), North India, Rajasthan, mid-19th century; each: 8 by 8.3cm. max. Est: £12,000 - £18,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. the hinged clasps rendered in the form of two confronting elephants with entwined trunks, decorated with red, green, white, blue and black enamels, the interiors with floral motifs, set with foil-backed facet-cut diamonds to exterior.   Provenance: Maharaja Shri Pratap Singh of Idar (1845-1922), Gujarat. Thence by... [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]
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]
16 août 2016

"The Great Festivity (Maha Utsav): Six Figures Celebrate with Music and Dance", ca. 1610, India, Rajasthan

"The Great Festivity (Maha Utsav): Six Figures Celebrate with Music and Dance," Folio from the "Early Bikaner" Bhagavata Purana (The Ancient Story of God), ca. 1610, India, Rajasthan, probably kingdom of Bikaner. Opaque watercolor on paper. Page: H. 9 5/8 in. (24.4 cm) W. 11 3/4 in. (29.8 cm) Painting: H. 6 3/4 in. (17.1 cm) W. 9 3/4 in. (24.8 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Promised Gift of the Kronos Collections, 2015 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This work is exhibited in... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2016

An Idealized Beauty, Holding Musical Clappers, ca. 1760–1800, Jaipur, Rajasthan

An Idealized Beauty, Holding Musical Clappers, ca. 1760–1800, Jaipur, Rajasthan. Opaque watercolor, gold and silver (now oxidized) on paper. Image: 19 13/16 × 13 9/16 in. (50.3 × 34.4 cm) Sheet: 27 13/16 × 21 7/16 in. (70.6 × 54.5 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art. On loan from the Kronos Collections © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This work is exhibited in the "Divine Pleasures: Painting from India's Rajput Courts—The Kronos Collections" exhibition, on view through September 12th, 2016... [Lire la suite]