Asian Works of Art, Lots 1-423 Wednesday 6th June 2018 at 11am
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European Works of Art, Lots 424-749 Thursday 7th June 2018 at 11am
Lots: 301-350 of 749
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Lot 301
A MONUMENTAL CHAM STONE HEAD OF A DVARAPALA, DA NANG REGION, VIETNAM, 10TH CENTURY
grey sandstone, with bulging eyes and raised eyebrows, his long hair arranged in plaits gathered in a bun, wearing tiara and pendent earrings, mounted
53cm high

Provenance: Private Collection, London. Formerly collection of Yves Prunier, Paris until 1990s.

The Hindu kingdom of Champa, which occupied most of the Southern half of modern Vietnam, reached its greatest power and prosperity between 8th-10th centuries before their territory was gradually reduced from the North by the Vietnamese. Little remains of the great riches of this civilisation, a great deal of which was lost in relatively recent times. For a related head of a 'ferocious dvarapala' in the Da Nang Museum, see Emmanuel Guillon, Cham Art, London 2001, no.104, p.118f
Estimate:  £4000 - 6000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 302
A BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDDHA, LAOS, 16TH/17TH CENTURY
seated in sattvasana on a raised throne with pierce leafy decoration, his hands in bhumisparsa and dhyana mudra, with elongated slender face and tall flame usnisa, traces of gilt
37cm high
Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 303
AN AYUTHIA BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDDHA, THAILAND, 16TH/17TH CENTURY
seated in sattvasana, his hands in dhyana mudra, with elongated earlobes
13.5cm high
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 304
A BLACK-LACQUERED WOOD FIGURE OF BUDDHA, BURMA, 18TH CENTURY
the crowned figure seated in padmasana on a raised pedestal, his hands in bhumisparsa and dhyana mudra, wearing crown and elaborate robes, the pedestal with stylised foliate motifs, the decoration in low relief
47cm high

Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 305
A BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDDHA, BURMA, 17TH/18TH CENTURY
seated in sattvasana on a raised pierced throne, his hands in bhumisparsa and dhyana mudra, with elongated earlobes and tall bud shaped usnisa, twin loops for cobra canopy (now missing) at the back
15cm high
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 306
AN AYUTHIA BRONZE HEAD OF BUDDHA, THAILAND, 16TH/17TH CENTURY
with tightly curled hair, elongated earlobes and mother-of-pearl inlaid eyes, traces of gilt and lacquer, mounted
25cm high

Provenance: Private Collection, London. Acquired Auction Atrium, Kensington, 9 June 2011, lot 17837
Estimate:  £1200 - 1800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 307
A KHMER PALANQUIN HOOK, CAMBODIA, CIRCA 12TH CENTURY
bronze and iron, the central socket formed of protruding tiered leafy forms, supported by twin figures of Garuda on either side, the hook element below in the form of a multi-headed cobra, the top finial with four busts of Vishnu(?) each with hands in namaskara mudra, mounted
25cm high

Provenance: Private Collection, London. Acquired Auction Atrium, 9 June 2011, lot 17967.

Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 308
A SOLID CAST BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDAI, LAOS OR THAILAND, PROBABLY CIRCA 18TH CENTURY
seated in sattvasana with hands clasping his ample waist, with smiling expression and long drooping ears, mounted
9cm high

Provenance: Private Collection, London

Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 309
‡ A QAJAR ILLUMINATED PANEL, PERSIA, 19TH CENTURY
gouache with gold on paper, of long rectangular form, with painted arabesque and stylised flower and leaf designs, framed
60 x 9cm (main panel)

Provenance: European private collection
Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 310
‡ THE HOLY FAMILY, QAJAR, PERSIA, LATE 18TH CENTURY
gouache with gold on paper, laid on an album page, Mary, the infant Jesus and Joseph depicted by the window of a European palace, the scene surrounded by five concentric intricately painted floral and geometric borders, stamped on the reverse with title Nizam al-Mulk and dated AH 1204 or 1206 (1790 or 1792 AD)
12 x 7cm (image); 21.5 x 13.5cm

Provenance: European private collection
Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 311
A MUGHAL CALLIGRAPHIC FOLIO, NORTHERN INDIA, 17TH CENTURY
bearing a signature Fakir Abd ur Rashid gouache with gold on paper, framed
16.2 x 9cm main panel

The signature may indicate that this is the work of the Persian scribe Abd al-Rashid al-Daylami who worked at the court of Shah Jahan
Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 312
‡ A DOUBLE PAGE OF CALLIGRAPHY, QAJAR, DATED MONTH OF RAJAB (JANUARY) AH 1278/1861 AD
ink on paper, laid on an album page, each inscribed 'Shams al-[?]'
45.5 x 30cm (folio)

Provenance: Private European collection
Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 313
‡ A PAIR OF QAJAR CALLIGRAPHIC FOLIOS, PERSIA, BOTH DATED AH 1298/1880-1 AD
black ink and gold on paper, containing dedicatory inscriptions to Nasiruddin Shah Qajar (r.1848-1896), framed
33 x 21cm each (main panel)

Provenance: Private European Collection
Estimate:  £1500 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 314
A MINIATURE QUR'AN, OTTOMAN EMPIRE, 19TH CENTURY
red ink on octagonal pages, copied by Muhammad bin Salim bin Muhammad al-Qadir(?) [...], three opening pages, red-leather binding and box with gold decoration, later leather outer box
3 x 3 x 1cm approximately

Provenance: Private European collection
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 315
A LEATHER BOUND EDITION OF THE QUR'AN, KASHMIR, 19TH CENTURY
ink with gouache and gold, with illuminated end pages, each folio with seventeen lines of script in single column, replaced (?) pages in a later hand at either end, embossed russet leather binding,
22 x 11.5cm (folios)
Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 316
A QUR'AN SECTION, CHINA, 17TH/18TH CENTURY
five lines of sini script to the page, comprising Juz 12 of the Qur'an, opening and closing double pages with illuminations, sixty two pages, each leaf of triple layered thin paper
23 x 17.3cm

Provenance: Private European collection
Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 317
A DIWAN OF PERSIAN POETRY, SAFAVID, PERSIA, DATED AH 1013/1604 AD
two columns of nastaliq script to the page, polychrome and gold illuminations mostly repainted in the Qajar period, eighty folios, embossed 19th century red leather binding
24.2 x 16cm (folios)

Provenance: Private European collection


Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 318
A QAJAR BOOK OF PRAYERS, PERSIA, 19TH CENTURY
black ink with polychrome and gold illumination, significant words in blue, red and gold, a single column of naksh script to the page, embossed red leather binding
20 x 13cm (folios)

Provenance: Private European collection
Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 319
A LONG SCROLL OF PIOUS VERSES FROM THE QUR'AN, IRAN OR CENTRAL ASIA, CIRCA 1900
ink with gouache and gold, with elaborate illuminated heading, followed by eighteen lines of naksh script
206 x 28cm
Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 320
FOUR INDIAN MANUSCRIPT FOLIOS, INDIA, CIRCA 18TH CENTURY
ink and gouache on paper, comprising three folios from a treatise on animals (?), written in nastaliq script, separately inserted illustrations, and a Hindu folio written in devanagari script, the illustration depicting Krishna with the gopis
28 x 16cm approximately each (Islamic folios); 15 x 28.5cm (Hindu folio)

Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 321
A CALLIGRAPHIC SCROLL, PERSIA, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
ink on paper, comprising a sura heading, lined with old folios from a book of poetry
16.5 x 94cm
Estimate:  £120 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 322
‡ FOUR QAJAR PAINTINGS OF FEMALE DANCERS, PERSIA, 19TH CENTURY
gouache on paper, each figure dancing on a rug, richly attired with colourful costume and jewellery
24 x 18.5cm and smaller

Provenance: European private collection
Estimate:  £1200 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 323
‡ A QAJAR LACQUER PEN BOX, PERSIA, 19TH CENTURY
of cigar-shaped form, the inner tray sliding out from cover, the convex top and flared sides painted with princely figures and rural characters in a verdant landscape, the interior painted black, the inner and outer underside painted with scrolling foliage on bright red ground
4 x 23 x 4cm

Provenance: European private collection
Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 324
A QAJAR LACQUER PEN BOX, PERSIA, 19TH CENTURY
of cigar shaped form, painted with a design of roses in black on ochre ground, with removable sliding tray
22cm long
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 325
‡ A QAJAR LACQUER PEN BOX, PERSIA, DATED AH1260/1844 AD
of cigar-shaped form, the inner tray sliding out from cover, the convex top and flared sides painted with foliate medallions each containing a portrait of a prince, princess or elder amidst landscape with hunting scenes, the top centred by a shaped cartouche painted with a priest before a church, the interior painted black, the inner and outer underside painted with scrolling foliage on bright red ground, inscribed 'Ya Shah Najaf 1260' [?]
4.5 x 23.5 x 4cm

Provenance: European private collection

Shah Najaf is one of the best known lacquer artists of the Qajar period. His name was Najaf Ali or Aga Najaf but he signed his work Ya Shah-i Najaf ('O King of Najaf'). He often depicted Christian scenes in his painting.
Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 326
‡ A QAJAR LACQUER BOX OF JEWELLER'S SCALES, PERSIA, 19TH CENTURY
of rectangular form, with hinged lid and catch, the interior with shaped compartments containing scales and weights, richly painted inside and out with flowers and birds, the lid with border of calligraphic cartouches,
5 x 25 x 15cm

Provenance: Private European collection
Estimate:  £1500 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 327
‡ A QAJAR LACQUER MIRROR CASE, PERSIA, 19TH CENTURY
of rectangular form, with hinged door opening to reveal glass (now missing), painted with three scenes depicting a princess, the two outer panels showing her with a baby, attendants and an elder, with brass mounts, the interior inscribed No.84 Zeman
21 x 14.5 x 1.5cm
Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 328
‡ A QAJAR LACQUER MIRROR CASE, PERSIA, 19TH CENTURY
of rectangular form, with removable panel covering the glass, the panel and reverse painted with three scenes depicting a princess in various settings,
25 x17.5 x 1cm

Provenance: Private European collection
Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 329
‡ FOUR FOLIOS FROM A BOOK OF PERSIAN POETRY PROBABLY BY SA'DI, QAJAR, PERSIA, 19TH CENTURY
gouache with ink on paper, mounted, each with two columns of shikasteh script in rectangular illuminated panel, one in the form of a tent, another a domed pavilion, 16.5 x 10cm approximately each (folio)

Provenance: Private European collection
Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 330
‡ FOUR QAJAR PAINTINGS OF FEMALE MUSICIANS, PERSIA, 19TH CENTURY
gouache on paper, each woman seated on a rug, playing a different instrument
22 x 18cm approximately each

Provenance: European private collection

Estimate:  £1200 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 331
‡ A FLOWER VASE, QAJAR, PERSIA, 19TH CENTURY
gouache with gold on paper, laid on an album page, the fluted vessel filled with a profusion of flowers with birds and butterflies, indistinct stamp on the reverse includes the name Jafar Hasan Quli (?)
26 x 17cm (image)

Provenance: European private collection
Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 332
‡ A PAIR OF WATERCOLOURS DEPICTING THE ROSE AND NIGHTINGALE (GUL-O-BULBUL), QAJAR, PERSIA, 19TH CENTURY
gouache with ink on paper, gilt edged border, framed
16.5 x 9cm approximately each (image)

Provenance: European private collection
Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 333
‡ PERSIAN KINGS AND PRINCES, QAJAR, PERSIA, 19TH CENTURY
four gouache portraits on paper, laid on card, one depicting Aga Muhammad Khan Qajar (r.1789-1797) seated on a rug, one other depicted seated on a rug, the two others standing
26 x 14.5cm

Provenance: European private collection

Estimate:  £2000 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 334
‡ THREE QAJAR PAINTINGS OF FLOWERING TREES, PERSIA, DATED AH 1252, 1254, 1277/1836, 1838, 1860 AD
watercolour on paper, laid on album pages, two with birds and butterflies around the branches, each inscribed 'Lutfali'
16 x 10.5 and smaller (image)

Provenance: European private collection
Estimate:  £1800 - 2200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 335
‡ TWO PORTRAITS OF MAIDENS, LATE ZAND PERIOD, PERSIA, ONE DATED AH 1191/1777/8 AD
ink and wash on paper, the dated painting inscribed "Ya Sadeq al-Wa'd" (a reference to the late Zandi/early Qajar artist Muhammad Sadeq), laid on later inscribed album pages with gold and polychrome floral painted borders, mounted and framed
17 x 11.5; 14.5 x 8.5cm (image)

Provenance: Private European collection; Christie's London, lot 101, 26.4.1994.

The inscription on the album pages state that they were assembled for the governor of Khorasan and Sistan and custodian of the Sacred Shrine at Mashhad without naming him, and that the borders were executed by Ahmad Mozahib-Bashi in 1311 AH/1893-4 AD.
Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 336
‡ A LION ATTACKING A STAG, QAJAR, PERSIA, FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY
ink drawing on paper, laid on an album page, mounted
15.5 x 23.5cm (image); 22 x 30cm folio

Provenance: European private collection

Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 337
‡ A PRINCELY COUPLE WITH ATTENDANT, QAJAR, PERSIA, DATED AH 1254/1838 AD
inscribed Aliquli, watercolour on paper, framed
16.5 x 21cm

Provenance: Private European collection
Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 338
‡ A BATTLE SCENE FROM FIRDAUSI'S SHAHNAMA, SAFAVID, PERSIA, CIRCA 16TH CENTURY
gouache with ink and gold on paper, laid on an album page, the nastaliq script arranged in five panels around the edge, the border painted in gold with birds, plants and clouds
15.5 x 10cm approximately (image); 38 x 27cm folio

Provenance: European private collection

Estimate:  £1800 - 2200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 339
‡ TWO DRAWINGS OF SEATED MALE FIGURES, QAJAR, PERSIA, 19TH CENTURY
ink and gold with touches of colour on paper, laid on album pages, depicting an older man and a youth respectively, each seated amongst flowers, scudding clouds above, the inner and outer borders profusely painted in gold with plants and wild animals
9 x 5.5cm approximately each (main image); 26.5 x 17cm (folio)

Provenance: European private collection

Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 340
A SCENE FROM THE LIFE OF KRISHNA, PROBABLY MEWAR, RAJASTHAN, FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY
ink sketch on paper with pigment and gold, depicting Krishna as an infant and as a young man with Radha, in a large palace courtyard with a herd of cattle, a forest beyond the walls
25 x 32.5cm
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 341
TWO LEAVES OF INDIAN DRAWINGS, RAJASTHAN, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
ink on paper, one depicting two drunken girls under a tree, Saraswati on her peacock on the reverse surrounded by studies of floral bouquets, the other laid on card, with studies of horses, soldiers and a camel and rider
21 x 15cm; 22 x 32cm
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 342
TIGERS HUNTING DEER IN A FOREST, BUNDI OR KOTAH, INDIA, 19TH CENTURY OR LATER
black ink with russet pigment on three attached sections of paper, framed
46 x 66.5cm
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 343
A PORTRAIT OF A RULER, JODHPUR, RAJASTHAN, INDIA, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
gouache with silver and gold on paper, the male figure wearing yellow coat with saffron pathka and turban, carrying two swords, a shield and dagger,
29.5 x 18.5cm
Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 344
‡ AN INDIAN WOMAN, QAJAR, PERSIA, 19TH CENTURY
gouache with gold on paper, laid on an album page, the woman seated on a charpoy in a landscape, with three concentric floral borders, the outer on salmon pink ground, depicting hyacinths, poppies and narcissi
29.5 x 19cm (folio)

Provenance: European private collection

Estimate:  £700 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 345
PORTRAIT OF A RULER ON HORSEBACK, NAGAUR OR JODHPUR, RAJASTHAN, CIRCA 1800
gouache with gold on paper, the young man depicted on a large rearing horse, accompanied by four male attendants in a stylised landscape with trees in the background, plain red border
28 x 19cm
Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 346
A PORTRAIT OF A RULER, PROBABLY KOTAH, RAJASTHAN, INDIA, FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY
gouache with gold on paper, the princely figure seated on a rug with cushions on a terrace, holding a flower
19 x 12cm
Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 347
THREE MINIATURE PAINTINGS, PROBABLY FROM A RAGAMALA SERIES, RAJASTHAN, 19TH CENTURY
gouache with gold and silver on paper, depicting a prince leading a maiden to his bedchamber, a maiden dancing outside her bedchamber, and Brahma with a female devotee, each with a panel of devanagari script on ochre ground at the top, framed
21.5 x 15cm approximately each

Property from a deceased estate, sold by order of the executors.

Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 348
MYTHICAL BATTLE SCENES, PROBABLY BIKANER, INDIA, 18TH CENTURY
gouache with gold on paper, the double folio showing scenes on both sides, probably from the Bhagavad Gita
18 x 23cm (folio)
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 349
A GATHERING WITH KRISHNA, RADHA AND BALARAMA, PROBABLY BIKANER, INDIA, 18TH CENTURY
gouache with gold on paper, the eleven figures depicted seated and engaged in conversation, ink inscription in nastaliq on the reverse
18.5 x 12cm (folio)

Estimate:  £180 - 220 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 350
TWO SCENES WITH KRISHNA, PROBABLY BIKANER, INDIA, 18TH CENTURY
gouache with gold on paper, the double folio illustrated on both sides with Krishna and his consort outside a palace, surrounded by their followers, inscription on one side in Islamic script
17.5 x 22cm
Estimate:  £350 - 450 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
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