18 juin 2019

A personal sword of Shah Jahan with gold-damascened tulwar hilt

Lot 381. A personal sword of Shah Jahan with gold-damascened tulwar hilt, the blade Europe, circa 1600, the inscription and mounts, India, second quarter 17th century;33 ¾ ins. (85.7 cm.) long. Estimate USD 250,000 - USD 350,000. Price realised USD 275,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The watered-steel blade with gold-overlaid inscription and marked with the royal parasol (chhattri). Note: The phrase Sahib Qiran Thani was one used by Shah Jahan on selected items that were for his personal... [Lire la suite]
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10 septembre 2018

Exhibition at the Cincinnati Art Museum includes richly-illuminated folios from historic manuscripts

Folio Describing the Prophet Muhammad’s Epithets; Page from a dispersed Mathnawi (‘spiritual couplets’) of Mir Hasan, late 18th century, India (probably Hyderabad), ink, colors, and gold on paper, Cincinnati Art Museum; Gift of JoLynn M. and Byron W. Gustin, 2016.421a-b. CINCINNATI, OH.- Explore the craftsmanship, skill, beauty and function of calligraphy from the ninth to the twentieth centuries in the special exhibition Collecting Calligraphy: Arts of the Islamic World, on view at the Cincinnati Art MuseumSeptember 7,... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2018

Portrait de Shah Jahan dans sa vieillesse, Inde, Empire moghol (1526-1857)

Portrait de Shah Jahan dans sa vieillesse, Inde, Empire moghol (1526-1857), peinture et gouache sur papier doré, rehauts d'or, Hauteur : 4 cm, Largeur : 2,3 cm, Dépôt du musée du Louvre, 1806, Paris, musée Guimet - musée national des Arts asiatiques, INV35494-recto. Photo (C) RMN-Grand Palais (MNAAG, Paris) / Thierry Ollivier. Troisième fils de Jahangir, Shah Jahan lui succède en 1628, il fit construire pour son épouse le Taj Mahal. Détroné par son troisième fils Aurangzeb, il finit ses jours en captivité (1666). Vu en buste, de... [Lire la suite]
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14 août 2018

Portrait de Murad Bakhsh Sultan, fils cadet de Shah Jahan, Inde, Empire moghol (1526-1857)

Portrait de Murad Bakhsh Sultan, fils cadet de Shah Jahan, Inde, Empire moghol (1526-1857), peinture et gouache sur papier doré, rehauts d'or, Hauteur : 4 cm, Largeur : 2,3 cm, Dépôt du musée du Louvre, 1806, Paris, musée Guimet - musée national des Arts asiatiques, INV35494-bis-recto. Photo (C) RMN-Grand Palais (MNAAG, Paris) / Thierry Ollivier. Fils cadet de Shah Jahan, gouverneur du Gujarat, il fut trompé par son frère Aurangzeb, emprisonné et assassiné en 1662. Vu en buste, de profil, tourné à gauche, la tête ceinte d'un nimbe.
13 mars 2018

The J. Paul Getty Museum presents "Rembrandt and the Inspiration of India"

LOS ANGELES.- Among the most surprising aspects of Rembrandt’s prodigious output are twenty-three surviving drawings closely based on portraits made by artists working in Mughal India. These drawings mark a striking diversion for this quintessentially Dutch “Golden Age” artist, the only time he made a careful and extensive study of art from a dramatically different culture. Rembrandt and the Inspiration of India, on view March 13 –June 24, 2018, at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, explores for the first... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2017

Two previously unrecorded folios from the late Shah Jahan album

© Christie's Images Ltd 2017 THE ALBUMThe ‘Late Shah Jahan Album’ was so called because it was compiled during the last decade of Shah Jahan’s reign, between 1650 and 1658. The paintings in the album date from about 1620 to 1657, with an emphasis on single standing portraits of Mughal dignitaries. The associated calligraphic folios are by the well-known 16th century Iranian calligrapher Mir ‘Ali, most of them signed by him. The unsigned ones are also thought to be the work of Mir ‘Ali, with the exception of a single folio which is... [Lire la suite]

26 septembre 2017

'Wondrous Worlds' exhibition showcases the long history and rich diversity of Islamic art

Double Portrait of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan (1592-1666) and Empress Mumtaz (1593-1631), India, late 19th century, Colors and gold on ivory, Bequest of J. Ackerman Coles, 1926, Collection of the Newark Museum 26.1133. HOUSTON, TX.- Bringing together both historic and contemporary objects from Asia, Africa, the United States, and Europe, Asia Society Texas Center’s exhibition, Wondrous Worlds: Art & Islam Through Time & Place, showcases the global history and breadth of Islamic art. The exhibition opened September... [Lire la suite]
16 octobre 2016

A large Longquan celadon-glazed carved barbed-rim dish, Early 15th century

Lot 13. A large Longquan celadon-glazed carved barbed-rim dish, Early 15th century. Estimate £30,000 - 50,000 (€33,000 - 56,000). Photo: Bonhams. The body with lobed rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot to a broad everted barbed rim, finely carved on the interior with a double-line medallion enclosing a large gnarled pine tree in a rocky landscape, the lobed cavetto with panels of alternating floral sprigs mirrored on the exterior, the wide rim further incised with a floral scroll, covered overall with a... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2016

An exceptional Imperial Mughal-style white jade 'ram's' cup, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

Lot 3015, An exceptional Imperial Mughal-style white jade 'ram's' cup, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. Estimate 8,000,000 — 12,000,000 HKD (916,783 - 1,375,175 EUR). Photo Sotheby's the lustrous and even white stone exquisitely worked in the form of a lobed floral bloom with delicate rounded walls rising steeply from the foot, one side elegantly tapering into an openwork handle modelled in the form of a ram's head depicted turned to one side, the beast sensitively... [Lire la suite]
11 octobre 2015

The Rijksmuseum presents an exhibition of Asian treasure in Dutch interiors

AMSTERDAM.- The exhibition 'Asia in Amsterdam; Exotic Luxury in the Golden Age' also presents many 17th century paintings: still-lifes and portraits of citizens who had themselves painted among their newly acquired items of Asian luxury. The exhibition is being organised in cooperation with the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, USA. The loan items originate in such far-flung places as Moscow, St Petersburg, Versailles, London, Oxford, Madrid and Stockholm. Sensation Made of special, precious materials and adorned with... [Lire la suite]