20 juillet 2019

A portrait of Khan Zaman, Attributable to Bichitr, Mughal India, circa 1630

Lot 328. A portrait of Khan Zaman, Attributable to Bichitr, Mughal India, circa 1630. Opaque pigments and gold on paper, on an album leaf, backed on cream card. Painting 8 ¼ x 4 3/8 ins. (20.5 x 11 cm.); folio 17 ½ x 11 ¾ ins. (44.9 x 30.2 cm.). Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 62,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Provenance: Shuja al-Daula, Nawab of Awadh (r.1754-75)Robert Clive, 1st Baron Clive, K.B. (1725-74), Governor of Bengal, as a gift from the Nawab... [Lire la suite]

11 juillet 2019

A camel head carved jade dagger hilt, India, 17th century

Lot 48. A camel head carved jade dagger hilt, India, 17th century; 5 ¼ ins. (13.2 cm.) long; 3 1/8 ins. (8.1 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 137,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  In the form of a Bactrian camel, set with ruby eyes. Provenance: Sven Gahlin Collection, acquired before 1968, sold Sotheby’s, London, 6 October 2015, lot 143. (Cf. my post: A Mughal carved jade dagger hilt in the form of a camel head, 17th century) ... [Lire la suite]
11 juillet 2019

An angel holding orb and book painting, Attributed to Abu'l Hasan 'NadirAl-Zaman', Mughal India, circa 1610-15

Lot 335. An angel holding orb and book painting, Attributed to Abu'l Hasan 'Nadir Al-Zaman', Mughal India, circa 1610-15; Calligraphy signed 'Abd al-Rahim al-Haravi, dated AH 1001 / 1592-93 AD. Painting 3 7/8 x 2 ¼ ins. (10 x 5.6 cm.); folio 16 ¾ x 11 ¼ ins. (42.7 x 28.6 cm.). Estimate USD 70,000 - USD 100,000. Price realised USD 150,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Opaque pigments and gold on paper, verso with four lines of nasta’liq calligraphy reserved in clouds... [Lire la suite]
07 octobre 2015

A laggar falcon, Lucknow, Company School, circa 1775-85

A laggar falcon, Lucknow, Company School, circa 1775-85. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot. sold 20,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's gouache on thick cream paper, inscribed in nasta’liq script in black ink and numbered '583' - 47.6 by 32.1cm. Provenance: Commissioned by Major-General Claude Martin, Lucknow (1735-1800)Christie’s, London, 30 September 1997, lot 13  Exhibition: The Lucknow Menagerie, Natural History Drawings from the Collection of Claude Martin... [Lire la suite]
07 octobre 2015

A Mughal carved marine ivory-hilted dagger with ram's head, 17th century

A Mughal carved marine ivory-hilted dagger with ram's head, 17th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot. sold 20,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the walrus ivory hilt carved in the form of a ram's head with finely carved details, including horns and hair-locks, the double-edged steel blade with reinforced tip and double fullers with median ridge, Indian armoury mark with number punched on both sides at forte - 49.5cm. Provenance: Sotheby's, London, 12 April 1976, lot 48 Notes: The... [Lire la suite]
07 octobre 2015

A Mughal carved jade dagger hilt in the form of a camel head, 17th century

A Mughal carved jade dagger hilt in the form of a camel head, 17th century. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 GBP. Lot. sold 199,400 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the jade carved in the form of a camel's head with protruding dulla, red gem-set eyes with gold outlines, finely carved hairlines, finger grips in the form of two ridges on the concave edge, the guard carved as a palmette with lily and acanthus, wooden stand - 13.5cm.  Provenance: Acquired pre-1968 Exhibition: Victoria and Albert Museum, London,... [Lire la suite]