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Auction archive: Lot number 955

An Indo-Portuguese mother-of-pearl

Estimate
€8,000 - €12,000
ca. US$8,327 - US$12,491
Price realised:
n. a.
Auction archive: Lot number 955

An Indo-Portuguese mother-of-pearl

Estimate
€8,000 - €12,000
ca. US$8,327 - US$12,491
Price realised:
n. a.
Beschreibung:

An Indo-Portuguese mother-of-pearl oratory, Gujarat, India, 17/18th C.
Dim.: 32,5 x 28 cm (closed) Dim.: 40,5 x 28 cm (opened) Commissioned under Portuguese patronage, these oratories were probably the work of artisans from Gujarat. They illustrate the Gujarati decorative technique of working with mother-of-pearl found on goldsmiths' work as well as furniture and objects. In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Gujarat was the centre of production of a range of articles decorated with or fashioned from mother-of-pearl. These luxury goods such as caskets, ceremonial maces, basins and ewers were being made for consumption within India and for export to markets in the Middle East and Europe. Ref.: - Sotheby's, London, Oct. 8, 2014, lot 220, for a closely related example. ( link ) - Bonham's, London, April 21, 2015, lot 238, for a closely related example. ( link ) - A Namban oratory in the Convent of Santa Maria da Caridade, Sardoal, Santarém, Portugal, very nicely demonstrates the actual use of such oratories. ( link ) - A. Jaffer, Luxury Goods from India: The Art of the Indian Cabinet-maker, London, 2002, cat. nos. 11-14, pp. 38-43, for a number of similar objects from Gujarat in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London which are constructed of wood and covered entirely with pieces of mother-of-pearl.

Auction archive: Lot number 955
Auction:
Datum:
14 May 2022
Auction house:
Rob Michiels Auctions
Genthof 9
8000 Brugge
Belgium
[email protected]
+32 (0)50 343603
Beschreibung:

An Indo-Portuguese mother-of-pearl oratory, Gujarat, India, 17/18th C.
Dim.: 32,5 x 28 cm (closed) Dim.: 40,5 x 28 cm (opened) Commissioned under Portuguese patronage, these oratories were probably the work of artisans from Gujarat. They illustrate the Gujarati decorative technique of working with mother-of-pearl found on goldsmiths' work as well as furniture and objects. In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Gujarat was the centre of production of a range of articles decorated with or fashioned from mother-of-pearl. These luxury goods such as caskets, ceremonial maces, basins and ewers were being made for consumption within India and for export to markets in the Middle East and Europe. Ref.: - Sotheby's, London, Oct. 8, 2014, lot 220, for a closely related example. ( link ) - Bonham's, London, April 21, 2015, lot 238, for a closely related example. ( link ) - A Namban oratory in the Convent of Santa Maria da Caridade, Sardoal, Santarém, Portugal, very nicely demonstrates the actual use of such oratories. ( link ) - A. Jaffer, Luxury Goods from India: The Art of the Indian Cabinet-maker, London, 2002, cat. nos. 11-14, pp. 38-43, for a number of similar objects from Gujarat in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London which are constructed of wood and covered entirely with pieces of mother-of-pearl.

Auction archive: Lot number 955
Auction:
Datum:
14 May 2022
Auction house:
Rob Michiels Auctions
Genthof 9
8000 Brugge
Belgium
[email protected]
+32 (0)50 343603
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