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 Gandharan red sandstone heads, reworked in areas, 3-4th century AD, depicted wearing headdresses, each mounted on a plinth, 15cm. and 10.5cm. high (without plinth) (2...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

Three small red stone heads, India, 10-12th century, one with finely moulded features, two with metal pins, 5.5cm. 7cm. and 4.2cm. high (3...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

Three small stone heads, India, Gupta period, moulded with wide elongated eyes, two with elaborate headdresses, one with curls and a top knot, 3.5cm. 4cm. and 4cm. high (3...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A large sandstone face of Buddha, India, Gupta period, with peaceful expression, the thin eyebrows arched, the almond-shaped eyes with eyelids outlined, the mouth with protruding lower lip, and pointed chin, the hair scraped back with central part, 29.5cm. high x18cm. diam at widest point...

Price: £4,000 - £5,000
ca. US$5,090 - US$6,363

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A Central Indian mottled red sandstone figure of Vishnu, 10th-11th century, carved in swaying position, naked except for a sash and jewellery, the face with almond-shaped eyes and hair under a crown, some damages, on mount, 78.2cm. high...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

Two mottled red sandstone sculptures of a dancing female, Central India, 11th- 12th century, each carved in swaying position, with hands raised, seen from behind and naked aside for a sash and some ornaments, some damages, each mounted, 36cm. and 38cm. high (2...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A red sandstone fragment of a hand and female head, Madhya Pradesh, India, 10th century, the large hand resting on a spherical object, the female head with wavy hair pulled back in a bun and decorated with jewellery, the face with a peaceful expression, on mount, 18cm. high...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A stone statue of a winged angel, Murshidabad, India, 19th century, wearing draped robes, and elaborate necklace, earrings and diadem, the wings now missing, mounted, 76cm. high...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A bronze figure of Buddha Avalokitesvara crowned and bejewelled, Karkota Period, Kashmir, circa 800AD, depicted wearing a three-leaf triangular crown, on wood plinth, figure 11.5cm. high...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A bronze figure of Siva as Bhairava, Vijaynagara, 14th-15th century, on a tiered square base, depicted nude and with a dog behind, standing 13cm. high...

Price: £500 - £800
ca. US$636 - US$1,018

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A bronze figure of Vishnu, India, 18th century, on a square, tiered base, rounded plinth, the figure finely moulded, 14.5cm. high...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A South Indian bronze triad of Vishnu with Sri Devi and Bhu Devi, Karnataka, 19th century, each on a square base, Vishnu depicted with his discus (chakra) and conch shell (shanka), Vishnu 18cm. high (3...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A small bronze figure of Ganesha, 18th century, shown seated on a square, tiered base, with curled trunk, 8cm. high Provenance: Private Collection UK...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A South Indian figure of Shiva and Parvati Somaskanda, 18th century, on a rectangular tiered base, the four-armed Vishnu seated with a pendant right leg in lalitasana on a broad waisted plinth, wearing a short dhoti, necklaces and armlets, his hair arranged in a tall matted chignon with a naga and crescent moon, Parvati seated to his side in mirror pose with her right leg slightly raised, wearing...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A small bronze figure of Ganesha, 18th century, on a circular base, with flat back, 6cm. high Provenance: Private Collection, UK...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A small standing bronze figure of Ganesha, on a circular base, 19th century, 6.5cm. high Provenance: Private Collection, UK...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A small South Indian bronze figure of Parvati, 19th century, on a rectangular base, holding a lotus bud and wearing a necklace and draped cloth, 7.2cm. high Provenance: Private Collection, UK...

Price: £100 - £150
ca. US$127 - US$190

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A Tibetan gilt-bronze figure of Vajrapani, 19th century, standing in alidasana, his right hand holding a vajra aloft and his left hand at his chest, wearing a tiger-skin dhoti tied around his waist and a snake and beaded garland, 7cm. high Provenance: Private Collection, UK...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A small bronze statue of Krishna the butter thief, South India, 19th century, depicted crawling forward with one foot in advance, right hand missing, 6cm. high...

Price: £100 - £150
ca. US$127 - US$190

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A South Indian bronze figure of Vishnu and Lakshmi, 18th century, on a square base, Vishnu shown seated with Lakshmi on his lap, wearing elaborate bracelets and armlets, the details finely rendered, with a deep chocolate brown patina and wear, 9.5cm. high Provenance: Private Collection UK...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A bronze statue of an elephant and rider, with Bengali inscription, India, 19th century, cast in three parts, the elephant with rounded legs, straight trunk and wearing a headdress, a panel to the back with shrine attachment extending in a crenelated arch and with Bengali inscription, with slot to base for the rider, possibly added later, 28.5cm. high Provenance: Private Collection, UK...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A fragmentary bronze head of Buddha Shakyamuni, Thailand, 17th century, with serene expression, eyes semi-shut, with elongated earlobes, mounted on plinth, 10cm. high...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A bronze horse and rider, India, 19th century, mounted on plinth, 26cm. diam at base...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A fine Mughal embroidery on mesh fabric, India, late 18th century, the panel of square form with central roundel, boteh to each corner, and wide border, embroidered in peach, green and blue silk outlined in gold thread with three vines which run diagonally in sets of four in opposing directions, the central roundel containing a lattice of peach silk flowers, small gold sequins and blue and red...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A Mughal printed cotton panel for a tent (Qanat), India, 18th century, of rectangular form, the cusped arch containing a plain cream ground, the spandrel with large red flower heads scrolling green vine and butterflies, a panel of repeating white flowers on a red ground above, and surrounding border of repeating small red flowers, in poor condition, 200 x 93.5cm. Another Qanat panel of the same...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A Mughal printed cotton panel for a tent (Qanat), India, 18th century, of rectangular form, the cusped arch containing a plain cream ground, the spandrel with large red flower heads scrolling green vine and butterflies, a panel of repeating white flowers on a red ground above, and surrounding border of repeating small red flowers, 224 x 95.5cm. The Qanat hanging was very important for open air...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A Mughal gilt metal embroidered silk panel, India, 18th century, of rectangular form, the central panel with repeating design of large floriated medallions enclosing flowers in gilt metal thread on a purple silk ground, above and below panels of gold and silver embroidered flowers arranged in diagonal bands on a gold silk ground, to corners square panels with repeating design of bats in black silk...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A Mughal gilt metal thread embroidered fuchsia silk panel, India, early 19th century, of rectangular form, with a central rectangular panel, and smaller panels to border, silk tassels to border, 204 x 108cm...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

Two Mughal gilt metal thread embroidered panels of purple silk, India, late 18th century, with a repeating design of a flower heads with stalk and bud, 76 x 29cm. and 74 x 29cm. (2...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

An early Mughal gilt metal thread embroidered silk panel, India, late 17th century, of rectangular form, embroidered in silver thread with a repeating design of a leafy plant on green silk ground, 142 x 112.5cm...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

An early Mughal gilt metal thread embroidered silk panel, India, late 17th century, of rectangular form, embroidered in silver thread with a repeating design of a leafy plant on green silk ground, the border with a design of flower heads containing in a lattice frame, 206 x 116cm...

Price: £3,000 - £5,000
ca. US$3,818 - US$6,363

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A fine Mughal unused panel on cream cotton ground with gold thread and red and silver beetle wings, India, 19th century, of long rectangular form, a square section to the end unfinished, the design with 23 bands running lengthwise each containing a repeating pattern of three circles and two leaves and with a border of thick gold textured thread, 275 x 46.8cm. Fabrics lavishly decorated with the...

Price: £3,000 - £5,000
ca. US$3,818 - US$6,363

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A Mughal embroidered prayer mat, India, 18th century, of rectangular form, the white cotton ground quilted and embroidered in red and green floss silks, the central ogival medallion containing a deign of interlacing flowers set in a field of single flower sprays, within a larger border of repeating single flowers, 125 x 88.2cm...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A Mughal embroidered Kashidakari cotton prayer mat, India, 18th century, of rectangular form, the cream cotton ground with three central floriated medallions densely embroidered with small flowers in pink, blue, cream, black and green, panels either side similarly decorated, with cotton fringe, light staining, 92 x 136cm...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A Mihrab Kalamkari panel, Iran, 19th century, of rectangular form, the printed decoration with a central cypress tree rising from a rocky mount and flanked by peacocks, with modern cotton backing for hanging, 198 x 105.5cm...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A group of steel spear heads of various sizes, India, 17th-18th century, three with ribbed knops and faceted shafts, some inscribed, longest 40.5cm. (7) Provenance: Cannes Encheres Nicolas Debussy et Associes, 23 July 2011, Lots 81, 82, 83...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

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 bronze hilt, Deccan, India, 17th century, the grip in the form of a makara head with a small bird extending from the mouth and attaching to the guard decorated with chevron design, 12.6cm. high For an almost identical example see Muhammed Khalil Ibrahim, Islamic Arms and Armour, (The One Thousand and One Collection), published UAE, 2018, no. 661, p. 784...

Price: £500 - £600
ca. US$636 - US$763

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A group of Mughal archers rings, India, 17th-19th century, of brass, steel and one of ivory, three with perforated lobed edge (8...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

Two South Indian swords Patallah, 18th century, the straight double edged blade widening toward the a rounded tip, the steel hilt formed of a finely engraved attenuated beaded langet extending over almost a third of the blade's length on each side, figure of eight shaped dish guard upturned on each side, engraved with foliage, traces of red pigment, patinated, 100.2cm. and 99.8cm. long (2...

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

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 silver hilted tulwar, India, 19th century, the slightly curved steel blade thickened at spine and with central groove, hatched design towards hilt, the hilt with floral silver inlay, the wood sheath with black leather cover, metal fittings, 89cm. long Provenance: Private Collection UK...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A damascened hilt jambiyya, Deccan, late 19th century, the curved steel blade with three ridges narrowing to a central ridge toward end, the hilt of waisted form, decorated to one sides, top edge and base on both sides with a design in relief of leaves containing a panel of with tigers and gazelles, the other side with design in relief of a tiger attacking a gazelle, the wood sheath with original...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A damascened hilt jambiyya, Deccan, late 19th century, the curved steel blade with three ridges narrowing to a central ridge toward end, the upper section with a damascened design of an elephant head to one side and rabbit to the other, the hilt of waisted form, decorated one side, top edge and base on both sides with a design in relief of leaves containing a panel of gold damascened flowers, the...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A damascened hilt jambiyya, Deccan, late 19th century, the curved steel blade with three ridges narrowing to a central ridge toward end, the hilt of waisted form, decorated one side, top edge and base on both sides with a design in relief of leaves containing a panel of gold damascened flowers, the other side with a damascened design in relief of scrolling leaves, the wood sheath with original...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A fine Koftgari silver and gold inlaid jambiyya, Deccan, India, late 18th-early 19th century, the curved watered steel blade with central ridge, the hilt of waisted form, inlaid in gold to the upper and lower section with flower heads and scrolling trendrils on a silver ground, gold plain and spotted bands between, the quillons in the form of a rams head, a triangular element to top, the wood...

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

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