Arts of India

Roseberys
70/76 Knights Hill
SE27 0JD London
United Kingdom
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Date of the auction: 12.06.2019

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A bronze figure of Buddha Avalokitesvara crowned and bejewelled, Karkota Period, Kashmir, circa 800AD, depicted wearing a three-leaf triangular crown, on wood plinth, figure 11.5cm. high...

Price: £800 - £1,200
ca. US$1,018 - US$1,527

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A bronze figure of Siva as Bhairava, Vijaynagara, 14th-15th century, on a tiered square base, depicted nude and with a dog behind, standing 13cm. high...

Price: £500 - £800
ca. US$636 - US$1,018

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A bronze figure of Vishnu, India, 18th century, on a square, tiered base, rounded plinth, the figure finely moulded, 14.5cm. high...

Price: £300 - £500
ca. US$381 - US$636

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A South Indian bronze triad of Vishnu with Sri Devi and Bhu Devi, Karnataka, 19th century, each on a square base, Vishnu depicted with his discus (chakra) and conch shell (shanka), Vishnu 18cm. high (3...

Price: £800 - £1,200
ca. US$1,018 - US$1,527

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A South Indian figure of Shiva and Parvati Somaskanda, 18th century, on a rectangular tiered base, the four-armed Vishnu seated with a pendant right leg in lalitasana on a broad waisted plinth, wearing a short dhoti, necklaces and armlets, his hair arranged in a tall matted chignon with a naga and crescent moon, Parvati seated to his side in mirror pose with her right leg slightly raised, wearing...

Price: £400 - £600
ca. US$509 - US$763

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A Tibetan gilt-bronze figure of Vajrapani, 19th century, standing in alidasana, his right hand holding a vajra aloft and his left hand at his chest, wearing a tiger-skin dhoti tied around his waist and a snake and beaded garland, 7cm. high Provenance: Private Collection, UK...

Price: £600 - £800
ca. US$763 - US$1,018

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A bronze statue of an elephant and rider, with Bengali inscription, India, 19th century, cast in three parts, the elephant with rounded legs, straight trunk and wearing a headdress, a panel to the back with shrine attachment extending in a crenelated arch and with Bengali inscription, with slot to base for the rider, possibly added later, 28.5cm. high Provenance: Private Collection, UK...

Price: £800 - £1,200
ca. US$1,018 - US$1,527

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A fragmentary bronze head of Buddha Shakyamuni, Thailand, 17th century, with serene expression, eyes semi-shut, with elongated earlobes, mounted on plinth, 10cm. high...

Price: £200 - £300
ca. US$254 - US$381

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A bronze horse and rider, India, 19th century, mounted on plinth, 26cm. diam at base...

Price: £200 - £300
ca. US$254 - US$381

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A Mihrab Kalamkari panel, Iran, 19th century, of rectangular form, the printed decoration with a central cypress tree rising from a rocky mount and flanked by peacocks, with modern cotton backing for hanging, 198 x 105.5cm...

Price: £500 - £700
ca. US$636 - US$890

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A group of steel spear heads of various sizes, India, 17th-18th century, three with ribbed knops and faceted shafts, some inscribed, longest 40.5cm. (7) Provenance: Cannes Encheres Nicolas Debussy et Associes, 23 July 2011, Lots 81, 82, 83...

Price: £200 - £300
ca. US$254 - US$381

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A Mughal glass hilted dagger, India,18th century, the straight steel blade with gold damascene at the forte, the amber-coloured glass hilt plain, 29.3cm. long Sotheby's 8 October, 2008, Lot 196 (part lot...

Price: £400 - £600
ca. US$509 - US$763

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A Mughal gem-set jade hilted dagger, India, late 18th century, the steel blade gently curved at the tip with central ridge, the pistol grip spinach green jade hilt carved with flowers and leaves set with rubies within a gold surround, with stand, dagger 37.5cm. high...

Price: £4,000 - £6,000
ca. US$5,090 - US$7,636

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A steel blade, India, 19th century, with red velvet with braided sheath, 95cm. long Provenance: Private Collection UK...

Price: £200 - £300
ca. US$254 - US$381

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A bronze hilted tulwar, India, 19th century, the gently curved steel blade with thickened spine, the hilt plain, wood sheath with brown leather sheath and metal fittings, 85cm. long...

Price: £400 - £600
ca. US$509 - US$763

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A watered-steel Tulwar with gold damascened hilt and makers mark, India, 19th century, the single-edged blade with square signature cartouche with maker's name in nasta'liq, the hilt of typical form decorated with gold-damascened floral vine, the wood scabbard of typical form, covered with red velvet and gilt thread braiding, with silver fitting to tip with silver repousse work, 91.5cm. long...

Price: £800 - £1,200
ca. US$1,018 - US$1,527

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A Matchlock rifle, Sindh, North India, 19th century, of typical form, the butt inlaid with bone lozenges, the stock with silver fittings terminating in cusped palmettes at either end and rosette pins, the barrel with seven silver brackets with elegant lozenges on the top, ramrod and silver fitting around the base of the barrel, two further brackets beneath the stock, 153cm. long approx...

Price: £500 - £800
ca. US$636 - US$1,018

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A Mughal noble, Provincial Mughal school, second half 18th century, opaque pigments and gold on paper, the dark- skinned noble wears a yellow jama, he sits on a white terrace with his hands on his lap, with red and yellow borders, 18.5 x 12cm. Provenance: Private Collection, Switzerland formed between the 1970s-90s...

Price: £800 - £1,200
ca. US$1,018 - US$1,527

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A Mughal prince at a Jharokha window, Provincial Mughal school, India second half 18th century, opaque pigments and gold on paper, wearing an elaborate turban, bejewelled, his head with a gold nimbus, holding a leaf, the curtain opened on a green background, within a large marble arch, laid down on card between gold floral borders, 19.8 x 13cm. Provenance: Private Collection, Switzerland formed...

Price: £600 - £800
ca. US$763 - US$1,018

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A Mughal prince, Provincial Mughal school, India, second half 18th century, opaque pigments and gold on paper, wearing a pink jama he sits against a large gold bolster cushion, a mango tree above him, fruits and plates laid down before him, with gold-speckled blue borders, 22.3 x 17.2cm. Provenance: Private Collection, Switzerland formed between the 1970s-90s...

Price: £700 - £1,000
ca. US$890 - US$1,272

Date: 12 Jun 2019

An equestrian portrait of a Mughal prince, North India, mid-18th century, opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, showing the prince with an elegant pink and green turban, a gold thread embroidered tunic with floral motifs held with an intricate sash, holding a riding crop in his right hand and the reins in his left, his horse with its main plaited and body painted, the flywhisk bearer to...

Price: £1,500 - £2,000
ca. US$1,909 - US$2,545

Date: 12 Jun 2019

An album page: Ganesha enthroned, Provincial Mughal school, second half 18th century, opaque pigments and gold on paper, Ganesha sits under a marble pavilion on a terrace flanked by two female attendants, his vehicle the rat depicted in the foreground, laid down on card with bold gold and polychrome floral margins, painting 17.5 x 8.6cm., page 38.6 x 26cm. Provenance: Private Collection...

Price: £700 - £900
ca. US$890 - US$1,145

Date: 12 Jun 2019

An illustration to an epic: possibly the Panchatantra or Mahabharata, Mewar, North India, circa 1720, opaque pigments and gold on paper, the main scene showing bare-chested devotees with sacred texts, others in conversation, three panels to the right, each with two figures including two female serpent figures, a yellow cartouche of two lines of black Devanagari at top, with red borders, 25.5 x...

Price: £1,000 - £1,500
ca. US$1,272 - US$1,909

Date: 12 Jun 2019

An Illustration to an epic: possibly the Panchatantra or Mahabharata, Mewar, North India, circa 1720, opaque pigments and gold on paper, a deity, possibly Krishna, rides Garuda in combat with two horsemen, other deities around, the lower right corner with a couple in discussion within a marble pavilion, a yellow cartouche of two lines of black devanagari at top, with red borders, 26 x 41.7cm...

Price: £1,000 - £1,500
ca. US$1,272 - US$1,909

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A Mughal prince, Provincial Mughal school, India, early 19th century, black ink and transparent pigments and gold on paper, he sits wearing an elaborate turban and green cape, he holds a large jewel, laid down between gold and blue borders, the reverse with erased inventory number, 15.4 x 11cm. Provenance: Private Collection, Switzerland formed between the 1970s-90s...

Price: £500 - £700
ca. US$636 - US$890

Date: 12 Jun 2019

Two illustrated folios from a book of Kings (Shahnamah), Mughal India, late 17th-early 18th century, from Firdawsi's Shahnama, opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, the first depicting the hero Rustam wearing his tiger helmet and coat slaying a fierce dragon, his horse Rakhsh attacking the dragon from behind, on a green ground; the other depicting two heroes in combat, one slaying the...

Price: £500 - £600
ca. US$636 - US$763

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A scene of men trying to tame an elephant, India, 18th century, opaque pigments on paper, a rampant elephant overturning a horse and its rider, mounted, 15.5 x 20.4cm. Provenance: Private Collection, Switzerland formed between the 1970s-90s...

Price: £600 - £800
ca. US$763 - US$1,018

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A portrait of a Mughal Noble, North India, 18th century, opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, depicted facing right, wearing a pink turban with a pearl string, and a fur-lined coat embroidered with polychrome floral motifs, in a drop-shaped medallion within gold rules, the spandrels with gold floral scrolls on deep blue ground, the margins with simplified lattice, with black rules, the...

Price: £600 - £800
ca. US$763 - US$1,018

Date: 12 Jun 2019

An album page: A Mughal youth with a bird, North India, late 18th-early 19th century, opaque pigments and gold on paper, the youth depicted standing, wearing a turban and an orange jama, holding a bird, laid down on card with blue floral borders, the reverse with a calligraphic panel in nasta’liq script arranged as eight panels, each of two lines, on gold and polychrome illuminated ground...

Price: £300 - £500
ca. US$381 - US$636

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A shepherd and his ram, Qajar Iran, 19th century in the Safavid style, black ink, opaque pigments and gold on paper, facing left, amidst swaying ferns and bushes, the shepherd wearing a simple attire tied with a chequered yellow sash, kneeling to secure his ram's tethered to the ground, laid on card with gilt foliated scrolls, between borders with recurring gold foliage patterns with blue, gold...

Price: £400 - £600
ca. US$509 - US$763

Date: 12 Jun 2019