06 avril 2011

Mughal Masterpiece: Portrait of Emperor Jahangir Sells for £1.4 Million at Bonhams

Mughal painting of Emperor Jahangir who ruled India from 1605 to 1627. EPA/Bonhams LONDON.- The magnificent portrait the Mughal Emperor Jahangir who reigned from 1605-1627, attributed to Abu'l Hasan, Nadir al-Zaman and dated AH 1026/AD 1617, sold for £1,420,000 at Bonhams Indian and Islamic Sale today, April 5th. It went to a Middle Eastern museum. The sale total was £2.7m. The picture is a political tour de force in which the Emperor lays claim to a world-wide ambition. This is achieved through its full life-size magnificence, use... [Lire la suite]
01 janvier 2011

"Passion for Perfection" @ De Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam

Portrait miniature of the Qajar ruler, Fath‘ali Shah, Iran, early 19th century. Gold sheet, painted with opaque and translucent enamels, JLY 1231 © Nour Foundation AMSTERDAM.- De Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam presents highlights from one of the world’s most renowned collections of Islamic art. Passion for Perfection will include some 500 objects from the collection of Professor Nasser D. Khalili. On view through April 17 2011, De Nieuwe Kerk glitters with richly illuminated Qur’ans and manuscripts, paintings, gold, jewels,... [Lire la suite]
09 novembre 2010

Three dagger, Mughal India, 18th century @ Oliver Forge and Brendan Lynch Ltd, Asian Art in London

A gem-set rock crystal-hilted dagger. Mughal India, 18th century © Oliver Forge and Brendan Lynch Ltd. 43 cm. With slightly curving watered steel blade, the hilt set with rows of gemstones including rubies and emeralds set in gold - Price on requestProvenance : Warren Anderson collection, Australia, 1980s-1992; Sold, Butterfield & Butterfield, San Francisco, 14 July 1992, lot 1407; Private collection, U.S.A., 1992-2009. Published : Butterfield & Butterfield, The Warren Anderson Collection of Premier American &... [Lire la suite]
30 septembre 2010

Exceptional gem-set pieces from the family of the Nizam of Hyderabad @ Christie's London

An exceptional emerald, ruby and diamond-inset enamelled gold parrot. Mughal India, late 18th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010. The green enamel body inset with bold floral sprays in diamonds and rubies, the wings with ruby-inset drop-motifs within a border of diamond-inset leaves, the back and tail with similar ruby insets, the head elegantly inset with emeralds along the crest and beak, the beak holding a drilled emerald pendant, the underside of the body with two styles of floral enamelling including white... [Lire la suite]
29 novembre 2009

Three dagger, Mughal India, 18th century @ Oliver Forge and Brendan Lynch Ltd

A gem-set and gold-inlaid jade-hilted dagger, Mughal India, 18th century 39 cm. dagger; 41.5 cm. with scabbard. With curving watered steel blade, the white jade hilt inlaid with floral decoration set with emeralds and rubies; the red velvet-covered scabbard with gold repoussé chape and locket. Provenance Warren Anderson collection, Australia; Sold, Butterfield & Butterfield, San Francisco, 14 July 1992, lot 1315; Private collection, U.S.A., 1992-2009. Exhibited Splendeur des Armes Orientales, 4 May - 31 July 1988, page 112,... [Lire la suite]
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06 août 2009

Zinc Cooling Bottle with Silver & Gilt Mounts, Mughal India, 18th century

Zinc Cooling Bottle with Silver & Gilt Mounts, Mughal India, 18th century silver, gilt & zinc. height: 32.5cm, diameter: 22cm, weight: 1.546kg. Price On Request This rare bottle comprises a bulbous base fashioned from plain zinc sheets shaped and soldered together and a neck and lid in high grade cast and chased silver. The faceted neck rises to an acanthus leaf border. The lid, in the form of an architectural Mughal-like dome, rises to a gilded bud like finial above a petal flourish. The silver mounts and chain... [Lire la suite]
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