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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Portrait of Rao Mukund Singh of Kota, Mewar, Rajasthan, North India, mid-19th century, opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, identified in devanagari, painting 20.1 x 14.2cm.; folio 24.7 x 18.6cm. Provenance: Private Collection of Günter Heil (1938-2014), Berlin...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

King James I of England, After a European print, Rajasthan, North India, probably 19th century, opaque and transparent pigments on paper, painting 11.8 x 10.2cm.; folio 16.8 x 14.3cm. Provenance: Private Collection of Günter Heil (1938-2014), Berlin...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

Illustration from the Gita Govinda: Krishna and Arjuna in a chariot, Kangra, Punjab Hills, North India, 19th century, opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, painting 18.1 x 23.2cm.; folio 24.8 x 30cm. Provenance: Private Collection of Günter Heil (1938-2014), Berlin...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

Portrait of a European gentleman, Hyderabad, 18th century, opaque pigments on paper, the moustachioed plump man depicted seated near a balustrade, wearing a dark purple turban, a pink tunic with floral motifs held with a green sash, his left hand holding a pistol, two inscriptions in black nasta'liq script below, the reverse with two lines of black devangari script, with collection stamp, 31 x...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A Princely couple on a terrace by Gumana, Jaipur, Rajasthan, North India, circa 1820, opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, the couple in a amorous embrace seats on a large padded chair, he wears an elaborate hat after European fashion, both under an awning, surrounded with female attendants, a lake appearing behind the balustrade, a cloudy sunset sky at top, laid down on gold-speckled...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

An illustration to a Ragamala series: Kanada Ragini, probably Bundi, Rajasthan, North India, second half 18th century, opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, the form of Krishna holds the severed tusk of a collapsed elephant which he has subdued, with armed soldiers opposite and a female attendant behind, an avian vehicle flies above with garlands, a line of devanagri on yellow ground...

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

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

Visvamitra brings Rama and Laksmana to the bank of the Sarayu river, Mandi, circa 1800, opaque watercolour on paper, inscribed on the verso with the relevant text in Hindi from Balakanda ch. 22 and the number 37, and the numbers of the Mandi royal inventory on the cover sheet 37 and 4521, mounted, painting 29.5 x 42.5cm. Provenance: Private Collection, Germany; Royal Mandi Library Having led the...

Price: £3,000 - £4,000
ca. US$3,818 - US$5,090

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 seated noble smoking a huqqa, Mandi, circa 1770, gouache on paper heightened with gilt, shown kneeling wearing a red robe, mounted, glazed and framed, painting 19.5 x 13.5cm. Provenance: Private Collection Peter Cochrane...

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

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 lady arranging her hair, a series from a Ragamala painting, Kangra, circa 1820, opaque pigments on paper heightened with gilt, shown seated on a cushion with her legs crossed, in a small chamber with blue and white vases displayed in arched niches, set within an oval, the spandrels decorated with flowers, inscribed in nasta'liq to recto and verso, mounted, 18.4 x 11cm. Provenance: Private...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A portrait of the Emperor Muhammad Shah, Mankot, 2nd quarter 18th century, opaque pigments on paper heightened with gilt, shown standing wearing floral robes and smelling a flower, inscribed to verso, "Muhammad Shah", with old collection label, mounted, 24.3 x 17.5cm. Provenance: Private Collection Sven Gahlin, London 1960s...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A Mughal gem-set jade pendant with inscribed carnelian, India, 18th century, of oval domed form with foliate shape either side, attachment loop to top and either side, the centre with fine oval Safavid seal inscribed in nasta'liq script, a ruby and emerald set gold foliate design around, diamond and emerald stones set either side, the reverse with carved design of flowers into the jade, 6.5cm...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A Mughal inscribed cabochon emerald set gold pendant, India, 19th century or earlier, of ovoid form, the foil-backed emerald inscribed with three lines of fine nasta'liq script, set into a gold mount set with rose-cut diamonds and surrounded by a line of rubies either side, the reverse with flower head design in gold set with central diamond, surrounded emeralds on a ground of rubies, row of seed...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

Three gem-set white jade pendants, India, 19th century, each decorated with gold wire and inlaid with diamonds, rubies, and emeralds, suspension loop carved to top, 3.2cm., 3.2cm and 4cm. diam. (3...

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

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 ruby-set 'makara head' gold bracelet (Toda), South India, 19th Century, fabricated from gold sheet with repoussé and chased decoration, the makara head terminals with ruby-set eyes holding between their open mouths a spherical element depicting a kirtimukha on both sides, with gem-set screw to top, the hinged band composed of further graduated makara heads 7.2 cm. outer diam., 5cm. inner diam...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A pair of gem-set gold bangles, India, 19th century, made of a solid gold band, plain to interior, the exterior with emeralds, spinels and diamonds in raised claw settings, smaller stones set into the band, hinge and pin clasp, 7.1cm outside diam., 4.8cm. interior diam. (2...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

An garnet-set gold bead necklace, South India, 20th century, formed of a series of gold ovoid-shaped balls, with openwork applied top and bottom, a band of garnets around mid-section of each bead, with hook and chain attachment, 39cm...

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

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

A gem-set gold Navratna pendant, India, 20th century, arranged as a flower head with gem-set petals, emerald suspended below, the reverse enamelled with red floral motifs on a green ground, on a modern gold chain, pendant 4.6cm. high...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A diamond-set necklace, India. 20th century, the ovoid gold pendant with a large foil-backed diamond to centre encased in gold and with a surrounding band of spinels, the reverse enamelled with a large red flower on a white ground, with blue and green leaves, a circular diamond above, suspended on a chain of spinels, seed pearls and gold beads, hook and eye clasp, 25.2cm. long...

Price: £1,800 - £2,000
ca. US$2,290 - US$2,545

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A pair of emerald and diamond-set gold earrings, India, 20th century, the foil-backed emerald of rectangular faceted form, within a gold frame, framed above by a series of diamond-set petal shapes, and with three similar diamond-set hanging elements below, the whole suspended from a diamond set flower, stud backing, 5.1cm long (2...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

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 a flower head set with foiled diamond and further diamonds to petals on a green enamel ground, the band red, white and green design, the interior of the band plain, ring size K approx...

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

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