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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Two engraved copper bowls, Deccan, 17th century, the first of tinned copper engraved to centre with shamsa design, and to rim with cartouches containing lotus flowers, the second engraved to centre well with shamsa and lobed cartouches, the rim with cartouches, one containing a nasta'liq inscription, 36.6cm. and 36.8cm. diam. (2) Provenance: Private Collection of Alexander 'Sandy' Morton...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

An engraved deep copper bowl, Deccan, dated 1037AH/1627-28AD, of compressed globular form with wide everted rim, engraved to the well with a central roundel containing a wheel of radiating palmette motifs surrounded by five fish, the rim with a frieze of six pole medallions variously containing vegetal interlace; a hare and other quadrupeds; and an owner's inscription, 34.5cm diam. Inscriptions...

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

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 large bronze bird of prey, India, 18th century, feathers engraved to tail, legs, lower chest and head, the back crudely engraved with large kufic inscription, the neck with two bands of flowers and a kufic band between, mouth open, 29.3cm. high...

Price: £200 - £400
ca. US$254 - US$509

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A Mughal brass ewer with later Persian engraved decoration, India, 18th century, on a splayed round foot, the round body with flattened sides, the neck faceted with ring and rising to an ovoid mouth, the handle curved and spout curving towards end, engraved with to one side with an enthroned ruler and his consort with dancing demons below, the other with an enthroned ruler with an advisor and...

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

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

A Qur’an section, Mughal India, 18th century, comprising Qur’an XXXVI, sura ya-sin; Qur’an XLVIII, sura al-fath; Qur’an LVI, sura al-waqi’a; Qur’an LXII, sura al-jumu’a; Qur’an LXVII, sura al-mulk; Qur’an LXXIII, sura al-muzammil; and Qur’an LXXVIII, sura al-naba; Arabic manuscript on gold-speckled paper, 64ff. each folio with 3ll. of large rounded muhaqqaq framing two panels of text, each with...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

Bhils hunting at night, Mewar, Jodhpur, circa 1780, opaque pigments on paper heightened with gilt, depicting a lady shining a torch on a group of gazelles, her companion drawing back his arrow, within red border, 20.5 x 14cm. Provenance: Maggs Bros. London, 1980; Pava Collection, Connecticut 1980-2014 Published: Maggs Bros., Oriental Miniatures and Illumination, Bulletin no. 32, London, February...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

Portrait of Maharaja Gaj Singh, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, North India, late 18th century, opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, standing facing right, wearing a fine turban, a white jama and pearl necklaces, both hands resting on his sword, on green ground, laid down on card, mounted, 23 x 14.5cm Provenance: Private Collection of Günter Heil (1938-2014), Berlin...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

Twenty Four Avatars of Vishnu signed Ganesh Chateraki, Jaipur, Rajasthan, North India, circa 1900, opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, inscribed in devangari, painting 32.9 x 23.9cm, folio 36.3 x 27.5cm. Provenance: Private Collection of Günter Heil (1938-2014), Berlin...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

Two folios Ramayana Manuscipt: Ravana by a River and Hanuman Fighting, Jaipur, Rajasthan, North India, 19th century, opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, the reverse with 11ll. of red and black devangari, Ravana by a river painting 8.8 x 21cm., folio 17 x 27.2cm.; Hanuman fighting painting 9.9 x 21cm., folio 17 x 27.2cm. (2) Provenance: Private Collection of Günter Heil (1938-2014...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A Prince surrounded by demonic courtiers, Mewar, mid-18th century, opaque pigments heightened with gilt on paper, seated on a terrace, pavilion to right and a river running behind, a garden and fountain to the foreground , two lines of black devangari text above and below, within red border, 25 x 27cm. Provenance: Private Collection of Günter Heil (1938-2014), Berlin...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A group of four Indian paintings, including a portrait of Maharaj Amar Singh of Patyala (1765-1781AD); a painting of women on a terrace spoking a huqqa, Deccan, late 18th century; a lady reclining, Kangra, Punjab Hills, circa 1790; a Prince surrounded by demonic courtiers, Mewar, mid-18th century; and four ganjifa cards, Mysore, 19th century, mounted, the Kangra lady 21.4 x 14.4cm. (3) Provenance...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

Two folios from a Muhunta series, Punjab, North West India, circa 1840, opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, each depicting a single deity in a sparse landscape, grass tufts in the foreground and sunset sky at top, within blue, yellow and white rules with large red borders, each deity identified in black devanagari script below, the reverse with text in takri script, each 26.6 x 19.5cm...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

AMENDMENT: Please note that this lot contains only 1 painting.A folio from a Munhunta series, Punjab, North West India, Circa 1840, opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, each depicting a single deity in a sparse landscape, grass tufts in the foreground and sunset sky at top, within blue, yellow and white rules with large red borders, each deity identified in black devanagari script below...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

AMENDMENT: Please note that this lot contains only 1 painting.A folio from a Munhunta series, Punjab, North West India, Circa 1840, opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, depicting a single deity in a sparse landscape, grass tufts in the foreground and sunset sky at top, within blue, yellow and white rules with large red borders, each deity identified in black devanagari script below, the...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

AMENDMENT: Please note that this lot contains only 1 painting.A folio from a Munhunta series, Punjab, North West India, circa 1840, opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, each depicting a single deity in a sparse landscape, grass tufts in the foreground and sunset sky at top, within blue, yellow and white rules with large red borders, each deity identified in black devanagari script below...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

Portrait of Sri Vijay Singhi, Jodhpur, North India, circa 1770, opaque pigment heightened with gold on paper, Sri Vijay Singhi sits on a silver throne on a carpeted terrace wearing gold embroidered green robes, beyond him a group of attendants stand, some holding a tulwar and shield, later inscription on reverse, 27 x 20cm. Provenance: Private Collection of Günter Heil (1938-2014), Berlin...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

Portrait of the Paymaster Bhalavji, Bundi, circa 1840, opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, the figure stands behind a banister, his arms folded and a red turban with gem-set sarpech on his head, within wide red borders with black and white minor rules, a calligraphic identification cartouche in the upper border, 35.4 x 26.5cm. Provenance: Private Collection of Günter Heil (1938-2014...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

Portrait of Thakur Salem Singh with attendants on a terrace, Jodhpur, Marwar, Rajasthan, North India, circa 1840, opaque pigments heightened with gilt on paper, identified in devangari script on reverse, painting 21.8 x 25.8cm. folio 22.3 x 26.2cm. Provenance: Private Collection of Günter Heil (1938-2014), Berlin...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

Maharaja Mulraj of Jaisalmer, Jaisalamer, India, dated Samvat 1882/1825AD, opaque pigment heightened with gold on paper, the nimbate Maharaja Mulraj sits on a terrace upon a gold illuminated carpet a shield in one hand and a rose in the other, inscription in black devanagari below the sitter, the reverse with a preparatory sketch and later owner's notes, 20 x 15.2cm. Provenance: Private Collection...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

Three folios from a Kalpasutra manuscript, 15th century, Gujarat, North West India, opaque pigments on paper, each with 7ll. of devangari to reverse, 26 x 11cm. (3) Provenance: Private Collection of Günter Heil (1938-2014), Berlin...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

Portrait of Maharana Amar Singhji receiving Saktarvavarji, Mewar, Rajasthan, North India, dated Samvat 1761/1704AD, opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, identified in devanagari, painting 26.8 x 18.3cm.; folio 31.5 x 21cm. Provenance: Private Collection of Günter Heil (1938-2014), Berlin...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A portrait of Raja Madho Singhji at a Jharokha window, Uniara, North India, second half 18th century, opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, identified in devanagari on reverse, painting 20.4 x 12.9cm.; folio 23.7 x 16.8cm. Provenance: Private Collection of Günter Heil (1938-2014), Berlin...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

An equestrian portrait of the Maharaja of Jodhpur, Marwar, India, circa 1740, opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, the Maharaja, wearing white robes and floral sash sits atop a large horse, a shield, sword and bow and arrow at his waist, laid down on buff paper with fly-leaf, reverse with later owner's notes and the stamp of the Maharaja of Bundi, 25.3 x 19cm. Provenance: Private...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019