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]
17 juillet 2016

Anneau de cheville, Inde, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, 19e siècle

Anneau de cheville, Inde, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, 19e siècle. Or, diamant. H: 0.2 m, D: 0.10 m. Donation Jean et Krishnâ Riboud, MA6757. Paris, musée Guimet - musée national des Arts asiatiques ©  RMN-Grand Palais (musée Guimet, Paris) / Thierry Ollivier
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05 avril 2016

Bonhams to offer Indian royal family's treasure at its Indian and Islamic sale in London

Lot 292. A diamond, ruby and emerald-set gold 'manga malai' necklace, Tamil Nadu, South India, 19th Century. Estimate £50,000 - 70,000 (€63,000 - 88,000). Photo: Bonhams.  LONDON.- International auction house Bonhams is to offer a collection of jewels belonging to an Indian royal family at its Indian and Islamic sale at Bonhams New Bond Street on Tuesday 19th April. The family, who are based in the UK and wish to remain anonymous, will be parting with a number of treasures that have been in... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2016

Asian art auctions kick off in New York after US special agents seize stolen Indian statues

A Buff Sandstone Stele of Rishabhanata, Indian, Rajasthan or Madhya Pradesh, 10th century. Estimate USD 100,000 ~ 150,000. Seized by US special agents as stolen Indian statue. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 NEW YORK (AFP).- New York kicks off its annual week of Asian art sales Tuesday, red-faced after stolen Indian statues were impounded from Christie's and testing the market in the face of a Chinese economic slowdown. US special agents seized the sandstone statues, dating back to the... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2016

Nayef Homsi Ancient Art of Asia at Asia Week New York 2016

Atlas. Ancient Region of Gandhara, circa 1st-2nd century. Grey schist. Height: 9 1/2 inches (24 cm) © Nayef Homsi Ancient Art Celestial Nymph with Vyala. India, Rajasthan or Uttar Pradesh, 10th-11th century. Pink Sandstone. Height: 28 inches (71.1 cm). © Nayef Homsi Ancient Art  Saint Ayanar. India, Tamil Nadu, Chola Dynasty, circa 13th century. Bronze. Height: 10 1/4 inches (26 cm) © Nayef Homsi Ancient Art Nayef Homsi Ancient Art of Asia at Asia Week New York 2016. March... [Lire la suite]
18 février 2016

Gem set, enamel and diamond pendent necklace, Rajasthan

Ex-collection of Gina Lollobrigida. Gem set, enamel and diamond pendent necklace, Rajasthan. Photo Sotheby's 2013 Designed as a series of links set with flat-cut diamonds, suspending a fringe of seed pearls and polished emerald beads, some inset with diamonds, the detachable pendant at the front set with a carved paste stone encircled with diamonds, the reverse of the necklace decorated with bird, floral and foliate motifs decorated with safed chalwan enamel, length approximately 380mm. Lot... [Lire la suite]