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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An early Mughal gilt metal thread embroidered silk panel, India, late 17th century, of rectangular form, embroidered in silver thread with a repeating design of a leafy plant on green silk ground, the border with a design of flower heads containing in a lattice frame, 206 x 116cm...

Price: £3,000 - £5,000
ca. US$3,818 - US$6,363

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A fine Mughal unused panel on cream cotton ground with gold thread and red and silver beetle wings, India, 19th century, of long rectangular form, a square section to the end unfinished, the design with 23 bands running lengthwise each containing a repeating pattern of three circles and two leaves and with a border of thick gold textured thread, 275 x 46.8cm. Fabrics lavishly decorated with the...

Price: £3,000 - £5,000
ca. US$3,818 - US$6,363

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A Mughal embroidered prayer mat, India, 18th century, of rectangular form, the white cotton ground quilted and embroidered in red and green floss silks, the central ogival medallion containing a deign of interlacing flowers set in a field of single flower sprays, within a larger border of repeating single flowers, 125 x 88.2cm...

Price: £1,200 - £1,500
ca. US$1,527 - US$1,909

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A Mughal embroidered Kashidakari cotton prayer mat, India, 18th century, of rectangular form, the cream cotton ground with three central floriated medallions densely embroidered with small flowers in pink, blue, cream, black and green, panels either side similarly decorated, with cotton fringe, light staining, 92 x 136cm...

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

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 bronze hilt, Deccan, India, 17th century, the grip in the form of a makara head with a small bird extending from the mouth and attaching to the guard decorated with chevron design, 12.6cm. high For an almost identical example see Muhammed Khalil Ibrahim, Islamic Arms and Armour, (The One Thousand and One Collection), published UAE, 2018, no. 661, p. 784...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A group of Mughal archers rings, India, 17th-19th century, of brass, steel and one of ivory, three with perforated lobed edge (8...

Price: £2,000 - £3,000
ca. US$2,545 - US$3,818

Date: 12 Jun 2019

Two South Indian swords Patallah, 18th century, the straight double edged blade widening toward the a rounded tip, the steel hilt formed of a finely engraved attenuated beaded langet extending over almost a third of the blade's length on each side, figure of eight shaped dish guard upturned on each side, engraved with foliage, traces of red pigment, patinated, 100.2cm. and 99.8cm. long (2...

Price: £2,000 - £3,000
ca. US$2,545 - US$3,818

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 silver hilted tulwar, India, 19th century, the slightly curved steel blade thickened at spine and with central groove, hatched design towards hilt, the hilt with floral silver inlay, the wood sheath with black leather cover, metal fittings, 89cm. long Provenance: Private Collection UK...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A damascened hilt jambiyya, Deccan, late 19th century, the curved steel blade with three ridges narrowing to a central ridge toward end, the hilt of waisted form, decorated to one sides, top edge and base on both sides with a design in relief of leaves containing a panel of with tigers and gazelles, the other side with design in relief of a tiger attacking a gazelle, the wood sheath with original...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A damascened hilt jambiyya, Deccan, late 19th century, the curved steel blade with three ridges narrowing to a central ridge toward end, the upper section with a damascened design of an elephant head to one side and rabbit to the other, the hilt of waisted form, decorated one side, top edge and base on both sides with a design in relief of leaves containing a panel of gold damascened flowers, the...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A damascened hilt jambiyya, Deccan, late 19th century, the curved steel blade with three ridges narrowing to a central ridge toward end, the hilt of waisted form, decorated one side, top edge and base on both sides with a design in relief of leaves containing a panel of gold damascened flowers, the other side with a damascened design in relief of scrolling leaves, the wood sheath with original...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A fine Koftgari silver and gold inlaid jambiyya, Deccan, India, late 18th-early 19th century, the curved watered steel blade with central ridge, the hilt of waisted form, inlaid in gold to the upper and lower section with flower heads and scrolling trendrils on a silver ground, gold plain and spotted bands between, the quillons in the form of a rams head, a triangular element to top, the wood...

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

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

An engraved gold sheet metal spear head, North Malaysia or Southern Thailand spear head, early 19th century, the steel blade straight with central raised ridge, the wood shaft with sheet metal covering worked with a dense design of lotus flowers in three registers, the grip of plain wood, 57cm. long...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

Two Naga axes, North East India, 19th century, each with steel blade and wood handle, 55cm. and 51cm. long (2...

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

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

Raja Udai Singh (Mota Raja) of Marwar, Rajasthan, North India, early 19th century, opaque and transparent pigments heightened with gold on paper, standing facing right, wearing a pink jama, a jewelled turban, he stands on on grassy ground, small birds fly in the sunset sky, with buff borders, the reverse with an inscription in devanagari script, 24.1 x 16.5cm. Provenance: Private Collection...

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

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