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 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

An equestrian portrait of a Rajput ruler in armour, Rajasthan, North India, early 19th century, opaque pigments on paper, facing left, wearing a full length coat of mail, bazuband and helmet adorned with white swaying feather, bearing two tulwars, a shield and a quiver to his left side, holding a lance in his right hand and the reins of his caparisoned mount in the left, a steep green hill in the...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

The worship of Sri Nathji, Raghogarh, Rajasthan, North India, circa 1800, opaque pigments on paper heightened with gold, with Sri Nathji enshrined in a small temple flanked by four devotees, a miniature hilly landscape with monkeys, birds, elephants, cows, and small temple and cowherders in the foreground, surrounded by red margins, 28 x 21cm.; painting 23.2 x 16cm. Provenance: Private Collection...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

An illustration to a Shivaite manuscript, Mewar, North India, circa 1700, probably an illustration from the Ramayana, opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, a royal figure receives an offering from a larger figure with priests in the lower left hand corner, two lines of Devanagari above on yellow ground, set in red margins, 25.2 x 41.2cm. Provenance: Private Collection, Switzerland formed...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

An illustration from a series on musical modes (Ragamala) Malpura, North India, mid-18th century, opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, a young princess attended by two ladies sits within a pavilion painting her lover, before them he approaches on horseback accompanied by three attendants, a yellow panel with 6ll. of Devanagari above, between gold borders on wide red margins, painting...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

Lord Vishnu on Garuda appears to a devotee, Jaipur school, North India, 19th century, opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, the deity carrying his attributes, depicted astride his vahana approaching a mountain top where a supplicant stands cross legged, in a simple yellow dhoti, a water lily pond in the foreground, in grey, blue, pink and green margins with yellow and red rules, 2ll. of...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

An illustration from the Panchatatantra, India, 19th century, opaque pigments on cloth, in two registers, mounted, painting 33.3 x 20cm. Provenance: Private Collection, Switzerland formed between the 1970s-90s...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

The goddess Durga, Eastern India, mid-19th century, opaque pigments on paper, depicted seated on her mount, the tiger, wearing a tiara and red tunic, holding her attributes the conch, the bow, the arrow, the mace, the sword, the trident and the discus, in black rules, framed and glazed, 19.8 x 25.5cm. Provenance: Private Collection, Switzerland formed between the 1970s-90s...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A Mughal bidri huqqa base, Lucknow, circa 1800, bell-shaped, the decoration with recurrent floral sprays between bands of dense floriated scrolls above and below, the flaring mouth with flowers, the base drilled, 17.5cm. high...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A silver hexagonal hinged box and a small domed silver betel box, India, 20th century, the first pierced lid and sides, the base decorated with a lattice design, the lid with panels of lattice with flowers, a central flower head to top; the domed box with rows of flower heads in squares, the lid similar but openwork, with pointed finial, hexagonal box 13.5cm. diam., domed box 8.5cm. high (2...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A large openwork silver incense burner, India, 19th-20th century, lead-lined, of circular form on three ball feet, formed in two sections, both with openwork lattice design of leaves and flowerheads, finial with four ball attachment, 25.5cm. diam. 21cm. high...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A Mughal brass ewer, engraved with Persian figures, India, 17th and 18th century, on a high round foot, the globular body rising to a point, the straight spout terminating in a dragon head, the circular handle with rectangular lidded opening to top, finely engraved to body with a processional scene either side on a dense floral ground, three bands of repeating flowers and arabesque above, figures...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019