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 brass Vizagapatam toy soldier, India, circa 1790, modelled riding a camel and carrying a bayonet, sword and bow, mounted on the saddle, on a rectangular base, 18cm. high. Provenance: Private UK collection since the 1990s Another of these toy soldiers was sold in these rooms 24 April, 2017 Lot 295. The ‘Vizagapatam Toy Soldiers’ are a set of late-eighteenth century brass toy soldiers held by the...

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

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 Koftgari box, India, late 19th century, of rectangular form, decorated in gold and silver to lid with a central design of a four-pointed flower containing a flower head, the arms containing smaller flowers, and with four oval medallions containing a blooming flower to interstices, on a ground of leafy vine, within a repeating border of alternating silver and gold flowers, a small hatched band of...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

An Indo-Portuguese bone and ivory-inlaid hardwood and ebony box, Goa, 17th century, of rectangular form, decorated on each side with inlaid designs of stars and circles, hinged lid, two sliding drawers, lock broken, 41cm. length x 32cm. x 15cm. high...

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

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 Mughal amethyst lobed glass bowl, India, 19th century, of oval form, on short foot, 11.9cm. diam...

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

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 bidri vase, India, early-mid- 20th century, of globular form, on a short foot, the tall slender neck with ring just below the slightly everted mouth, decorated to body with a series of arches containing an alternating pattern on flowers and latticework, to shoulder a repeating bland of flowers, a similar design to the neck, to mouth and foot a repeating band of stylized petals, 29cm. high...

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

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 silver gilt bird, India, 19th century, on a round raised base, shown with puffed out breast and holding a flower bud in its beak, the tail fanned, 13cm. high For a very similar example see Sotheby's 25 October 2017, Lot 176...

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

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 series, Sirohi, 17th century, gouache on paper heightened with gilt, depicting a prince and a courtesan seated within a palace on a striped floor covering, a peacock stands on the roof and a flowering plant is to the left, two lines of devangari script on a yellow ground above, further inscription to reverse and no. 29, 20.5 x 15cm...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

An illustration to a Ragamala series, Amber or Jaipur, first half 18th century, gouache on paper heightened with gilt, depicting a night scene of prince making an offering to an ascetic, within a palace setting, hills with a temple behind, and to the foreground a musician and the prince's horse and groom seated on the steps waiting for their master, with six lines of black Devanagari on a yellow...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

Gauri Ragini ‘’An illustration to a musical mode", Amber, Rajasthan, circa 1740 at Amber, Rajasthan, gouache on paper heightened with gilt, depicting a courtesan with garlands of flowers summoning peacocks, with 4ll. of black Devanagari text on a yellow panel above, painting 18 x 25.5cm., page 24 x 31cm...

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

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

An illustration to a Ragamala painting, Kakubha Ragini, Malwa, Central India, circa 1670, opaque pigments on paper, depicting a lady holding garlands of flowers and surrounded by peacocks, a pavilion behind, two lines of black Devanagari above on a white ground, 20.5 x 18cm. Provenance: Private Collection US Published: H. Munsterberg, "Arts of India and Southeast Asia", 1970...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

Portrait of a young prince, possibly Dara Shikho (1615-1659), India, 18th century, opaque pigments and pencil on paper, within floral gilt border, the nasta’liq quatrain to reverse with verses from Hafiz, signed ‘Abdullah Mishkin Qalam al-Husayni, mounted, glazed and framed, 22 x 13.5cm...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A portrait of a nobleman in green, Mughal India, 19th century, gouache on paper heightened with gilt, depicted standing with shield and sword, mounted on a gold-flecked orange album page, 41.5 x 27.5cm...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A portrait of a Mughal nobleman, North India, early 18th century, pencil and opaque pigments on paper, depicted standing in profile, facing left, wearing a yellow sash with floral ends around his waist, a dagger tucked in his cummerbund and a large shield slung over his shoulder, laid down on composite coloured borders, painting 20.3 x 13 cm. Provenance: Property from the Karl and Elizabeth Katz...

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

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

A battle scene, Mughal India, circa 1710, opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, two opposing rulers mounted on their elephants overlook a melee, in floral margins, with gilt mounted borders with a lattice of large flower blooms, the reverse with silhouettes of birds, felines against a pink-speckled background each animal outlined in gold, with gold floral sprays and garlands outlined in...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A study of flowers, Provincial Mughal, India, second half 18th century, drawing on paper, comprising irises, chrysanthemums and poppies, two with cusped arches above, orange margins, mounted, 25 x 11cm...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A drawing of Guru Nanak Shah, Pahari school, India,18th century, drawing on paper heightened with gilt, depicting Nanak Shah seated by a fire under a tree with two disciples, within blue border, on gold flecked album page, mounted, glazed and framed, label to reverse, drawing 15.5cm x 10cm., Provenance: Quaritch Books 1980s...

Price: £2,000 - £2,500
ca. US$2,545 - US$3,181

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 standing portrait of a Rajput nobleman, Rajasthan in the Mughal style, India, late 18th century, gouache on paper, shown standing in a field of green grass with flowers, wearing armour, a bejeweled helmet, bazuband, and carrying a shield, sword, quiver, bow and arrows, within a delicately painted floral border, 13.8 x 22cm...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A lady with a musical instrument under a stormy sky, Kangra, Punjab Hills, India, circa 1800, gouache on paper heightened with gilt, depicted wearing an orange sari standing on a terrace monsoon clouds and a flight of Sarus Cranes, painting 11.5 x 18cm. page 16 x 22.5cm...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

The religious leader Vallabha (d. 1532AD), founder of the Vallabhajarya Sect discoursing to his son and successor Vatthalnath and the latter’s seven sons and successors, Nathadwara, Rajasthan, circa 1870, gouache on paper heightened with gilt, 25.5 x 17.7cm...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A portrait of Prince Zalim Singh, ascribed to Fazl, North India, Rajasthan, circa 1770, gouache heightened with gold on paper, the reverse with inscriptions in black, framed, 24 by 19.5cm. Provenance: Christie's London, 15 October 1996, lot 21. The inscription says that the picture was a gift to a Raja and names the Artist as Fazl and the date as 1770 VS. Zalam Singh was the son of Bijay Singh...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019