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 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 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 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 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 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 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

An engraved gold sheet metal spear head, North Malaysia or Southern Thailand spear head, early 19th century, the steel blade straight with central raised ridge, the wood shaft with sheet metal covering worked with a dense design of lotus flowers in three registers, the grip of plain wood, 57cm. long...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

Two Naga axes, North East India, 19th century, each with steel blade and wood handle, 55cm. and 51cm. long (2...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

Raja Udai Singh (Mota Raja) of Marwar, Rajasthan, North India, early 19th century, opaque and transparent pigments heightened with gold on paper, standing facing right, wearing a pink jama, a jewelled turban, he stands on on grassy ground, small birds fly in the sunset sky, with buff borders, the reverse with an inscription in devanagari script, 24.1 x 16.5cm. Provenance: Private Collection...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

An album page: A sleeping dervish, Mughal India, late 18th-early 19th century, opaque pigments and gold on paper, depicted seated against a tree, his implements around him, laid down on gold-speckled cream card, between blue and marbled paper borders, the reverse with old inventory numbers, painting 17.2 x 11cm.; page 38 x 25.7cm. Provenance: Private Collection, Switzerland formed between the...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A yogini, Provincial Mughal school, India, late 18th century, black ink, transparent colours and gold on paper, she sits on a tiger skin her legs retained by a yogic band, a vina laid down behind her, a cloudy sky above, with silver-speckled pink borders, the reverse with inscription in pencil, 15.3 x 10.2cm. Provenance: Private Collection, Switzerland formed between the 1970s-90s...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A Mughal noble and his elephant, India, 20th century, opaque pigments on paper, an haloed noble facing right mounts his richly caparisoned elephant, two attendants are paying their respects, with wide burgundy margins with gold floral scrolls, in yellow rules, 34.6 x 42cm. Provenance: Private Collection, Switzerland formed between the 1970s-90s...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

The Prophet Khidr, Provincial Mughal India, late 18th-early 19th century, opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, facing left, on grassy and floral ground, with long white beard, holding a bowl and a string of prayer beads in his hands, a walking stick leaned against his torso, wearing a green turban and long kaftan over striped trousers, laid down on an album page between gold and...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A Mughal gilt-decorated glass vase, India, 19th century, of baluster form, on a round slightly domed foot with conical body, the narrow neck with ring widening at rim, the clear glass painted to body, neck with bands of flowers beneath cusped arches, the interior well of the vase containing a spray of glass flowers, 25.5cm. high For a similarly constructed Mughal huqqa base with glass flowers to...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A bone-inlaid and painted hardwood Sitar, India, early 20th century, the gourd face painted with scenes of Krishna, Ganesh, cows and other scenes, the neck with scrolling vine and flowers, the neck and gourd inlaid with fine double-border of inlay, the underneath with further inlay to upper neck and join to gourd, 103cm. long...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A silver teapot on a matching basin, India, 19th-20th century, the teapot of lobed form and with base which sits inside the well of the basin, with curved spout terminating in a dragon head terminal, the lid flat with round handle, the basin on a globular round base, the wide rim with lobed edge, decorated to both with alternating plain and floral panels, overall height 23.5cm., basin 24cm. diam...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A silver and gold inlaid Mughal huqqa base, India, mid-18th century, of rounded form, with ring to neck, with elegant large flowering plants between vertical bands of silver and gold four-petalled flowers, a further band around shoulder enclosing floral decoration now lacking, the neck with floral band, the base with gold flowering band, 22.5cm. high...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A Mughal silver inlaid bidriware circular lidded box, India, 18th century, decorated to lid and sides with large flower heads and scrolling leafy vines, 14.9cm. diam...

Price: £900 - £1,200
ca. US$1,145 - US$1,527

Date: 12 Jun 2019

A pierced bronze incense burner in the form of a bird, Deccan, 16th century, the bird with a scrolling branch from its mouth, on pierced domed stand, 27cm high Note: The peacock was a popular motif in all periods of Indian art. Mark Zebrowski comments on a similar piece attributed to Deccan, late 15th or early 16th Century, in a private collection: "A large incense burner in the shape of this...

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

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 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