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 pair of turquoise and diamond-set gold earrings, India, 20th century, formed of a gold central crescent shape set with diamonds, with seed pearl attachments and turquoise drop suspended below, the diamond and turquoise-set fish-shaped upper section with hook attachment, 7cm. long (2...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A diamond-set enamelled ring, India, 20th century, the bezel in the form of an abstract flower with central foiled emerald, four small diamonds, and either side two smaller emeralds, the back of the bezel enamelled in red, blue and white, the band plain, ring size L...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A diamond-set enamelled ring, India, 20th century, the bezel of domed form set with diamonds in the form of a flower head, on a cobalt blue enamel ground, the band enamelled with red flowers, green leaves on a white ground, the interior plain, ring size L...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A brass toy figure of a soldier, India, 19th century, on a rectangular base, the rider and horse cast separately, wearing a rounded hat and formerly brandishing a spear, 8.5cm. high...

Price: £300 - £400
ca. US$381 - US$509

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A fine Indo-Portuguese mother-of-pearl decorated pipe (cabuk), Goa, 18th century with silver mounts by John King, London, late 18th century, the mother-of-pearl segments in the form of flowers, leaves, and crowns, with tiny metal studs running between, 6cm. high...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A Mughal rock crystal carved floral perfume flask, India, 19th century, the flask of slightly globular form carved in relief with stylized floral spray and palmettes, the stopper carved with a flower head, 5.2cm. high...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A group of lobed rock crystal beads, India, 15th-19th century, drilled to centre, four large and one small, largest 4cm. diam. (5...

Price: £300 - £350
ca. US$381 - US$445

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A silver-inlaid Bidri stand, Deccan, Central India, late 17th-18th century, of circular form, on three legs, the recessed centre decorated with silver-inlaid individual tree forms, the wide outer rim with elegant lattice decoration comprising floral motifs, 36cm. diam. x 5.5cm. high...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A white marble lingam and yoni, India, 19th century or earlier, carved in one piece with the lingam rising from the yoni, a spout at one end to allow unguents to run off, 50cm. long x 27cm. high...

Price: £200 - £250
ca. US$254 - US$318

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A portrait of a nobleman with bow and arrow, Basohli school, c. 1690, shown seated and barefoot, his shield carried over his shoulder, his bow in one hand and arrow in the other, framed, painting 20 x 15cm. Private Collection UK since the 1980s...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

An illustration to a Ragamala, Rajasthan, 19th century, opaque pigments heightened with gilt on paper, depicting a lady offering a garland of red flowers to her lover, a pavilion with attendant behind and darkening sky, with 4ll. of black Devanagari text on yellow above, upper left corner missing and with slight black stains, 24.1 x 15.2cm. Provenance: Private Collection UK...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

Shah Sultan Husayn at Court, Mughal India, Circa 1710, opaque pigments heightened with gold and silver on paper, the ruler enthroned before a white pavilion, a black ink identification inscription in nasta'liq below, his courtiers and generals on either side, the reverse with silhouettes of birds, felines and deer against a pink-speckled background, each animal outlined with gold, with gold floral...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

An illuminated page from an album, India, 16th century, each side with pen on ivory paper, 11ll. of elegant black nasta'liq, occasional words in red, mounted on pale green margins, recto with a simurgh flying in the forest and verso with large spiky flower heads, folio 29.5 x 20cm...

Price: £1,000 - £2,000
ca. US$1,272 - US$2,545

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A Mughal equestrian portrait of Maharaja Suraj Mal (1707-1763) and his horse Hurraj, Deccan, 18th century, pencil on paper heightened with opaque pigments, shown with a dagger at his waist and quiver attached to his saddle, a groom holding his bow at his feet, inscribed in black ink to reverse "Raja Soorajmull de Shakpoora et son cheval Hurraj 17th s.", 22 x 16cm...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A painting of Layla and Majnun, Jodhpur, mid 19th century, opaque pigments heightened with gilt, depicted in a lush landscape with a city to background, Layla shown seated, her skirt spread out around her, attendants behind, Majnun with an open book in one hand, a dog at his feet, 28 x21.5cm...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

Lord Ganesha flanked by his consorts Riddhi and Siddhi, Jodhpur, India, circa 1880, opaque pigments on paper heightened with gilt, seated against a cushion on a lotus throne beneath a cusped arch with flowers to spandrels, 21 x 16.5cm...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A seated Gosain (Holy man) of the Vallabhalarya sect of Vaishnavite Hindus, Nathadwara, Rajasthan circa 1860, gouache on paper, depicted holding a rosary inside a Gomukhi, 17 x 13.3cm...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A ruler seated, Jodhpur, India, 19th century, gouache on paper heightened with gilt, with two attendants behind him and a nobleman before him, shown seated cross-legged on a carpet, with floral carpet beneath his feet, 36 x 27cm...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

An erotic embrace, Udaipur, North India, 19th century, opaque pigments heightened with gilt on paper, depicted against a green cushion with striped orange cloth, outside a pavilion with floral patterned canopy, foliage behind, within a red border, 15.6 x 21.2cm...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

An illustration to a scene from a Ragamala, Oudh, India, late 19th century, opaque pigments heightened with gilt on paper, depicting a lady and her lover in a bedchamber, within a white pavilion, a darkening sky behind, mounted, 29 x 20.5cm. Provenance: Private Collection UK...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A group of ten erotic paintings, Rajasthan and Jodhpur, 18th-19th century, opaque pigments on paper, one in a gilded wood shrine (10...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A cased set of decanters and glasses for the Indian market, Europe, early 19th Century, comprising six clear glass bottles of rectangular form with domed shoulders decorated with gilt foliate and floral motifs with gilt glass stoppers, two bottles with old labels to underside, two stemmed glasses and octagonal tray with similar gilt decoration, fitted into customised wood box with velvet-lined...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A bidri silver-inlaid bottle (surahi), Deccan, North India, circa 1880, with rounded body, the long slightly flaring neck with a raised ring at bottom, with rounded lip, the inlaid decoration with confronted fish and leaves to body, diagonal bands of flowers to neck, 29cm. high A silver bidri plate with closely related decoration of emblematic paired Lucknow fish, possibly from the same workshop...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A silver inlaid footed copper vase, Tanjore, 19th century, on a stepped domed base, inlaid with floral and vines and flowers within columns, 26cm. high...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A figural engraved South Indian bronze vase, 18th-19th century, on a circular splayed foot, with rounded body, the neck rising in tiers to a wide mouth, the fitted lid with bud finial, engraved to body with running animals including an elephant, peacock, snake and tiger, the lower section with repeating band of scrolling buds, fish scale motif to the neck, 30cm. high Provenance: Private collection...

Price: £300 - £400
ca. US$381 - US$509

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A Brahmin and his wife, from a Company School series on castes and trades, Tanjore, circa 1840-50, gouache on paper, shown wearing traditional dress, mounted, 29.2 x 20.4cm...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A beaded decorative cotton banner, Bhuj, Gujarat, early 20th century, the top edge straight and the bottom crenelated, with red, blue and green bead flowers and confronted parrots on a white ground, stitched onto the red cotton ground, a band of purple diamonds on green above, approx. 460cm. long...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A group of 37 books on Islamic and Indian art, including Y.H. Safadi, Islamic Calligraphy, Thames & Hudson, London, 1978; Anthony Welch, Shah 'Abbas and the Arts of Isfahan, The Asia Society, 1973; J. Mercier, Ethiopian Magic Scrolls, George Brazilier, New York, 1979; Paintings from the Muslim Courts of India, Exhibition catalogue, Prints and Drawings Gallery, British Museum, World of Islamic...

Price: £80 - £120
ca. US$101 - US$152

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A Company School watercolour of a Tragopan pheasant, circa 1820, opaque pigments on laid paper, depicted in a landscape, with trimmed borders, in mount, 26.7 x 40.2cm. Another depiction of the Tragopan pheasant is in the Impey Album, attributed to Shaykh Zayn Al-Din, Calcutta, India, circa 1777-82. The eighteenth and nineteenth century India witnessed a new genre of painting popularly known as...

Price: £12,000 - £15,000
ca. US$15,272 - US$19,090

Date: 12 Jun 2019

RTO An unusual lithograph copy of the Janamsakhi, the life of Guru Nanak, North India, mid-19th century, lithograph, 298ff., two full-page illustrations, numerous smaller illustrations interspersed throughout text, board covers, folio 31.5 x 24cm. Note: The Janamsakhis (literally, 'life stories') were first compiled in the 17th Century, in various different versions. They consist of collections of...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019