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 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

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

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

An album page: A sleeping dervish, Mughal India, late 18th-early 19th century, opaque pigments and gold on paper, depicted seated against a tree, his implements around him, laid down on gold-speckled cream card, between blue and marbled paper borders, the reverse with old inventory numbers, painting 17.2 x 11cm.; page 38 x 25.7cm. Provenance: Private Collection, Switzerland formed between the...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A yogini, Provincial Mughal school, India, late 18th century, black ink, transparent colours and gold on paper, she sits on a tiger skin her legs retained by a yogic band, a vina laid down behind her, a cloudy sky above, with silver-speckled pink borders, the reverse with inscription in pencil, 15.3 x 10.2cm. Provenance: Private Collection, Switzerland formed between the 1970s-90s...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A Mughal noble and his elephant, India, 20th century, opaque pigments on paper, an haloed noble facing right mounts his richly caparisoned elephant, two attendants are paying their respects, with wide burgundy margins with gold floral scrolls, in yellow rules, 34.6 x 42cm. Provenance: Private Collection, Switzerland formed between the 1970s-90s...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

The Prophet Khidr, Provincial Mughal India, late 18th-early 19th century, opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, facing left, on grassy and floral ground, with long white beard, holding a bowl and a string of prayer beads in his hands, a walking stick leaned against his torso, wearing a green turban and long kaftan over striped trousers, laid down on an album page between gold and...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A Mughal gilt-decorated glass vase, India, 19th century, of baluster form, on a round slightly domed foot with conical body, the narrow neck with ring widening at rim, the clear glass painted to body, neck with bands of flowers beneath cusped arches, the interior well of the vase containing a spray of glass flowers, 25.5cm. high For a similarly constructed Mughal huqqa base with glass flowers to...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A bone-inlaid and painted hardwood Sitar, India, early 20th century, the gourd face painted with scenes of Krishna, Ganesh, cows and other scenes, the neck with scrolling vine and flowers, the neck and gourd inlaid with fine double-border of inlay, the underneath with further inlay to upper neck and join to gourd, 103cm. long...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A silver teapot on a matching basin, India, 19th-20th century, the teapot of lobed form and with base which sits inside the well of the basin, with curved spout terminating in a dragon head terminal, the lid flat with round handle, the basin on a globular round base, the wide rim with lobed edge, decorated to both with alternating plain and floral panels, overall height 23.5cm., basin 24cm. diam...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A silver and gold inlaid Mughal huqqa base, India, mid-18th century, of rounded form, with ring to neck, with elegant large flowering plants between vertical bands of silver and gold four-petalled flowers, a further band around shoulder enclosing floral decoration now lacking, the neck with floral band, the base with gold flowering band, 22.5cm. high...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A Mughal silver inlaid bidriware circular lidded box, India, 18th century, decorated to lid and sides with large flower heads and scrolling leafy vines, 14.9cm. diam...

Price: £900 - £1,200
ca. US$1,145 - US$1,527

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A pierced bronze incense burner in the form of a bird, Deccan, 16th century, the bird with a scrolling branch from its mouth, on pierced domed stand, 27cm high Note: The peacock was a popular motif in all periods of Indian art. Mark Zebrowski comments on a similar piece attributed to Deccan, late 15th or early 16th Century, in a private collection: "A large incense burner in the shape of this...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

An engraved tinned copper dish, Deccan. 17th century, with owner's inscription "Ahmed Kamir (?)", of deep form with gently sloping everted rim, engraved to centre well with roundel featuring swirl of flowers on a ground of alternating fish and stylised flowers, the rim with further flowers, 42cm. diam. Provenance: Private Collection of Alexander 'Sandy' Morton (1942-2011...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A large brass pilgrim flask, probably Deccan, Central India, 17th/18th century, of typical crescent shape with scrolling volute terminals, long slightly flared neck, domed lid, and slightly curved spout, on raised faceted foot, with a pair of attachment rings at the base of the neck and lappet with drooping lobed medallions, 39cm. high A number of comparable flasks can be found in Mark Zebrowski...

Price: £6,000 - £8,000
ca. US$7,636 - US$10,181

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A brass vase, India, 18th century, of baluster form, on a domed foot, with wide flaring rim, 24.2cm. high...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A rare brass huqqa base in the form of a yak's horn, Skardo, Baltistan, 18th century, the body with openwork brass and copper mounts with meandering floral scroll and arabesques, 18cm. high x 10cm wide at base...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A Mughal openwork brass pencase, North India, late 18th or early 19th century, of typical form, the hinged lid and sides pierced with an openwork foliate design, 22.5 cm long...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A pair of engraved gilt bazubands with hanging elements, Malaysia or India, 19th century, of lobed ovoid form, curved to fit the arm and with central raised ridge, perforated holes to border from which chains are suspended from the lower part with crescent shapes, flower heads and oval shapes, 27.5cm. long (2...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A Deccani zoomorphic calligraphic lion, India, 17th century, ink and gold on paper, composed of the Arabic poem commonly called "nadi ali", in homage to Imam Ali, forming a lion mounted on album page with floral margins, mounted, glazed and framed, 24 x 35.5cm. Provenance: Christie's October 16, 2001, Lot 54...

Price: £10,000 - £12,000
ca. US$12,726 - US$15,272

Date: 12 Jun 2019

An illustration from the Ramayana, North India, Udaipur, 1700-1710, opaque pigments and gold on paper, mounted, glazed and framed, 26.2 x 39.5cm...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

An illustration from the Ramayana, North India, Udaipur, 1700-1710, opaque pigments on paper heightened with gilt, depicting King Dasharatha and Queen Kaikeyi with their four sons, mounted, glazed and framed, painting 26.2 x 39.5cm...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A painting from a Ragamala: Gujjari Ragini, India, Marwar, circa 1725, gouache on paper, depicting a lady with a musical instrument and attendant behind, under a canopy, trees behind with cranes perched in the branches, three lines of devangari above, mounted, glazed and framed, painting 26.4 x 20.5cm. Provenance: Private Collection Peter Cochrane; Sotheby's 7th April 1975...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A noble visiting a sage, Jodhpur, circa 1790, gouache on paper heightened with gilt, shown seated, with fruits laid out on the yellow ground, within red border, mounted, glazed and framed, painting 25.5 x 18.9cm Provenance: Private Collection Peter Cochrane...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A nobleman before a ruler, with attendant behind, Basholi, circa 1800, gouache on paper heighted with gilt, with applied pearls, mounted, glazed and framed, painting 28.4 x 25cm. Provenance: Private Collection Peter Cochrane...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A diamond-set enamelled gold hexagonal box, Jaipur, Rajasthan,19th century, of octagonal form, with faceted domed lid, the eight lateral walls with alternating white and gold grounds with champleve red, green and blue enamel decoration of flowers, foliage and peacocks, framed within two geometric bands in light blue enamel, the base richly decorated with a dark blue medallion with gold trellis...

Price: £6,000 - £8,000
ca. US$7,636 - US$10,181

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A gem-set gold Navratna bracelet, Northern India, second half of 19th century and later, formed of eight rectangular gold plaques set with a variety of semi-precious stones including coral, opal, turquoise and garnet, the central stone within an oval setting with eight surrounding stones and a further four stones above and below, the reverse with enamelled birds on a floral ground, 16.5cm. long...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019