22 mai 2009

A red sandstone figure of a female deity. W. India, Rajasthan, 10th/11th century.

A red sandstone figure of a female deity. W. India, Rajasthan, 10th/11th century. delicately sculpted and standing in tribhanga upon a lotus flower. Height: 64 cm, 25 inches. Contact the gallery for price asianartresource@aol.com  Jonathan Tucker & Antonia Tozer.
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17 mai 2009

The Nidhika and Pershant Mehta Arts of India Gallery @ The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston

Indian Nagini, 9th century. Sandstone. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; museum purchase with funds provided by "One Great Night in November HOUSTON, TX.- The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston opens a new permanent gallery in the Caroline Wiess Law Building dedicated to the museum´s growing Indian art collection. The Nidhika and Pershant Mehta Arts of India Gallery introduces audiences to the richness of traditional Indian art and bridges the past with the present by also including modern and contemporary examples. The only... [Lire la suite]
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24 avril 2009

An antique ivory and multi-gem elephant

An antique ivory and multi-gem elephant The carved ivory elephant, with cat's eye chrysoberyl eyes and ivory tusks with gold detail and caps, wearing a gold ropework chain with a gold bell, ornately decorated with a vari-cut multi-colored sapphire, ruby, emerald, star sapphire, star ruby and cat's eye chrysoberyl headdress and saddle cloth, extending gold tassels, topped by a sculpted gold howdah and umbrella, with pearl tassels and multi-gem accents, the feet decorated with gold ropework bands and multi-colored gem anklets,... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2009

'Maharaja: The Splendour of India’s Royal Courts' @ The V&A’s

Maharaja Sir Sri Krishnaraja Wodiyar IV Bahadur of Mysore, 1906 K Keshavayya ©V&A Images LONDON.- The V&A’s autumn exhibition, Maharaja: The Splendour of India’s Royal Courts, will be the first to comprehensively explore the world of the maharajas and their extraordinarily rich culture. It will bring together over 250 magnificent objects, many on loan to the UK for the first time from India’s royal collections. The exhibition will include three thrones, a silver gilt howdah, gem-encrusted weapons, court paintings,... [Lire la suite]
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12 avril 2009

An Anglo-Indian solid ivory armchair. Murshidabad, circa 1830

An Anglo-Indian solid ivory armchair. Murshidabad, circa 1830 front left paw foot probably replaced, losses, repairs. height 87.6 cm. Estimate 20,000—30,000 USD. Lot Sold 43,750 USD NOTE: The present chair was probably made in Murshidabad, in eastern India in the second quarter of the 19th century. The furniture makers in this area of India typically made furniture out of solid or veneerd ivory to English designs by the late 18th century. See: Amin Jaffer, Furniture from British India and Ceylon, London: V&A... [Lire la suite]
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11 avril 2009

A portrait of Sultan Abul Hasan of Golconda (reg. 1672-1687) standing facing right. Golconda, late 17th Century

A portrait of Sultan Abul Hasan of Golconda (reg. 1672-1687) standing facing right. Golconda, late 17th Century gouache on paper, English and Telugu inscriptions of identification at top and bottom on outer border, unframed. 174 x 104 mm. Sold for £1,320 Bonhams. Islamic & Indian Art, 2 Apr 2009. New Bond Street www.bonhams.com (Copyright © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved
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11 avril 2009

A portrait of a Golconda ruler. Golconda, late 17th Century

A portrait of a Golconda ruler. Golconda, late 17th Century gouache on paper, English and Telugu inscriptions of identification at top and bottom on outer border, unframed. 179 x 104 mm. Sold for £1,320 Footnote: The English inscription appears to read: Ale Alum Cawus, which does not correspond with a known Deccani ruler. Bonhams. Islamic & Indian Art, 2 Apr 2009. New Bond Street www.bonhams.com (Copyright © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved
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11 avril 2009

Mughal, second half of the 18th Century. The Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah (reg. 1707-1712) on horseback

The Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah (reg. 1707-1712) on horseback with two attendants waving morchals. Mughal, second half of the 18th Century gouache on paper, mounted on an album page with gilt-decorated and red borders, verso four lines of nasta'liq calligraphy on the subject of a royal occasion, copied by Ray Chikul [?] Keshvar in AH 1137/AD 1724-5, framed. 302 x 175 mm. Sold for £4,800 Footnote: For comparison, see T. Falk and M. Archer, Indian Miniatures in the India Office Library, London 1981, no. 133. The scribe of... [Lire la suite]
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11 avril 2009

Mughal, circa 1600. A nobleman with his entourage visiting an ascetic in a rocky landscape, grooms with horses and saluki hounds

A nobleman with his entourage visiting an ascetic in a rocky landscape, grooms with horses and saluki hounds in the foreground. Mughal, circa 1600 gouache on paper, gilt-sprinkled border, unframed. 168 x 97 mm. Sold for £4,800 Footnote: For comparison, see T. Falk and M. Archer, Indian Miniatures in the India Office Library, London 1981, no. 18. Bonhams. Islamic & Indian Art, 2 Apr 2009. New Bond Street www.bonhams.com (Copyright © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved
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11 avril 2009

A portrait of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb (reg. 1658-1707). Mughal, late 17th Century

A portrait of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb (reg. 1658-1707), acquired on the visit of the English ambassador, Sir William Norris of Speke, to Delhi in 1699. Mughal, late 17th Century gouache and gold on paper, in a glazed surround with the inscription: AURENGZEB,/Taken from the life, by Order/of Sr. Wm. Norris, Ambafador/from KING WILLIAM 3rd, at Delhi, pasted to the backboard a letter in an 18th or 19th Century hand detailing the background to the embassy and the progress of the picture, framed. miniature 150 x 90 mm. Sold for... [Lire la suite]
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