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: 351-400 of 749
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Lot 351
SIVA SEATED ON A TERRACE, RAJASTHAN, PROBABLY JAIPUR, 19TH CENTURY
gouache with gold on card, set into separate border mount, the youthful deity depicted seated on a carpet wearing a floral turban, his trident by his side, a few details enhanced with gesso(?) relief,
24 x 15cm (image)

Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 352
THE SIKH RULER RANJIT SINGH CONVERSING WITH A NOBLEMAN, PUNJAB, MID-19TH CENTURY
ink on paper with touches of watercolour, the subject seated on his characteristic throne with footstool, wearing jewellery and turban, mounted
26.5 x 24cm (leaf)
Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £550
Lot 353
INDIAN CHARACTERS, COMPANY SCHOOL, PATNA, MID-19TH CENTURY
four watercolours with gold on blue-tinted English paper, comprising three women: a fruit-seller, a flour seller(?) and a woman wearing shawl, and a man making a necklace(?), each mounted
18 x 11.5cm approximately each
Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £400
Lot 354
EIGHT COMPANY SCHOOL PAINTINGS OF INDIAN CHARACTERS, PROBABLY SOUTH INDIA, FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY
watercolour on English paper, each labelled in English, comprising 'a Pewter Turner', 'a Maker of Earthen Potts [sic]', 'a Dooly Bearers [sic]', 'a Hobleboble or Pipe Maker', 'Making Glass Rings for the Wrists', 'a Bannian or Seller of Drye Goods', 'a Man with Cobra [...] Snakes making the Dance', and 'a Letter of the Paun Leaf Chewed by Every Native', each mounted
21 x 18cm approximately each
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £400
Lot 355
TWO COMPANY SCHOOL PAINTINGS OF INDIAN TRADES, PROBABLY PATNA, 19TH CENTURY
watercolour on English paper, depicting a huqqa seller and a butcher, mounted
18 x 11cm approximately each
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £380
Lot 356
A MUSLIM AT PRAYER, COMPANY SCHOOL, PROBABLY LUCKNOW, FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY
watercolour on watermarked Whatman paper, mounted
13.2 x 12.5cm
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £280
Lot 357
FOUR MISCELLANEOUS INDIAN PAINTINGS, 19TH-20TH CENTURIES
gouache on paper, comprising Krishna as herdsman, playing the flute; an oval portrait of King Edward VII and two circular paintings, one depicting the Jagannath trio, the other a jina on lotus medallion
22.5 x 25cm and smaller
(4)

Provenance: Private Collection, London

Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £110
Lot 358
INDIAN CHARACTERS, COMPANY SCHOOL, PATNA, 19TH CENTURY
two watercolours on English paper, one laid on an additional sheet of brown paper, depicting a fruit picker and a weaver respectively, mounted
16.5 x 12.5cm; 14.3 x 9.5cm (images)
Estimate:  £120 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £500
Lot 359
TWO OFFICIAL'S SEALS, MUGHAL INDIA, DATED AH 1240(?)/A.D. 1824-5; AH 1177/A.D. 1763-4
copper and brass, each of conical form, the earlier with faceted sides, loop attachment at the top, the stamp plate reverse inscribed in nastaliq script
4cm, 4.5cm high

The inscriptions read: 'mohr-e niyabat-e karim al-din khadem-e shar' qadi al-mu'tasim bi-fadl allah al-matin 1177 sana 4'; "The seal of deputyship of Karim al-Din, servant of the law, the judge who holds steadfast onto the strong favour of God, 1177 (regnal) year 4". The other reads 'mohr-e niyabat-e salah al-din khadim al-shar' qadi' al-mu'tasim bi-habl allah al-matin 1240 (?)'; "The seal of deputyship of Salah al-Din, servant of the law, the judge who holds steadfast onto the strong rope of God 1240 (?)".
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 360
‡ A QAJAR IRON PENBOX, PERSIA, 19TH CENTURY
of long oval form, the gold damascened decoration, with drinking, foliate and hunting scenes, silver damascened foliate decoration underneath, with removable sliding tray
3 x 21 x 3cm

Provenance: European private collection
Estimate:  £700 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £700
Lot 361
‡ A LARGE SAFAVID TINNED COPPER BOWL, PERSIA, CIRCA 17TH CENTURY
of shallow form, with raised concave neck, the body engraved with medallions containing animals and arabesque motifs, a band of pious shi'ite inscriptions in nastaliq on the neck with scrolling foliate borders above and below
15cm high; 35cm max diam.

Provenance: Private European collection

Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £1100
Lot 362
‡ A QAJAR ENGRAVED BRASS TABLE TOP, PERSIA, 19TH CENTURY
of circular form, the radiating design comprising a series of cartouches containing labelled portraits of Persian kings and floral motifs amidst scrolling floral arabesques, pelmet rim underneath with engraved and pierced foliate decoration
8cm high; 52cm diam.

Provenance: Private European collection
Estimate:  £600 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 363
A WHITE METAL BOWL, MALAYSIA, 19TH CENTURY
of shallow form, decorated with repousse registers of geometrical, foliate and lozenge designs, a stylised floral roundel at the centre, on three hemispherical feet
8cm high; 24cm diam.

There are several related vessels in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. For example IS.259&A-1950
Estimate:  £120 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £110
Lot 364
‡ A SILVER-GILT CUP, OTTOMAN EMPIRE, 17TH/18TH CENTURY
with hemispherical bowl on flared foot, a line of Georgian script engraved on the outer rim, a register of floral cypress motifs below, the interior with raised floral boss
6.5cm high; 7.8cm diam.

Provenance: European private collection. Acquired Sotheby's, London, 30 April 1998, lot 21.

The inscription in Georgian has been translated: "From brother Shemis to lady/sister Astandris". The form of this vessel is based on Yuan prototypes; for two ceramic coffee cups from Kütahya in the Sadberk Hanim Museum, Istanbul, see Hülya Bilgi and Idil Zanbak Vermeersch, Kütahya: Sadberk Hanim Museum Kütahya Tiles and Ceramics Collection, Istanbul 2018, nos.57 & 58, p.78.
Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 365
A COLLECTION OF METALWORK, INDIA AND TIBET, 17TH CENTURY AND LATER
comprising two Deccani bronze tripod stands, probably for huqqas, a Sinhalese brass box with silver inlay, a small brass oil lamp, a boteh shaped huqqa, a Tibetan copper gilt ritual vase, an Islamic brass pestle and a brass puja pot,
9 x 18 x 7.5cm (box) and smaller
(9)
Provenance: Private Collection, London

Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £60
Lot 366
A KOFTGARI CIGARETTE BOX, PUNJAB, INDIA (NOW PAKISTAN), CIRCA 1900
iron with silver and gold damascened foliate and arabesque decoration, with hinged lid and wood lining
5.5 x 17.5 x 10cm
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £120
Lot 367
A TINNED COPPER BOWL, DECCAN OR PERSIA, 17TH CENTURY
on flared footring, with everted rim, engraved with geometrical and arabesque motifs under a line of nastaliq
9cm high, 15.4cm diameter
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 368
A SAFAVID TINNED COPPER BOWL, PERSIA, 17TH CENTURY
engraved with two forms of script, the central medallion with alternating cypress and fish motifs
6.5cm high, 18.4cm diameter
Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 369
A KHORASSAN BRONZE EWER, EASTERN PERSIA, 13TH CENTURY
of pear-shaped form, on splay foot, with finial in the form of an oil lamp, with hinged lid, the sides with engraved decoration, the underside with recessed rosette
19.5cm high

Provenance: Private Collection, London. Acquired André Cohen, Paris, 1950.

For a similar ewer, sold at Bonhams London, see October 6, 2015, lot 40
Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 370
A SMALL COPPER BOWL, DECCAN, SOUTHERN INDIA, CIRCA 17TH CENTURY
of shallow form, a register of nastaliq script around the outer rim, traces of tinning
5cm high; 16cm max diam.

This lot is sold to benefit the Neem Tree Trust (UK Registered Charity No. 1099077)
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £300
Lot 371
A SINHALESE BRONZE LIMEBOX, SRI LANKA, 19TH CENTURY
of circular form, with hinged opening, decorated with elaborate scrolling decoration, the spoon attached with a chain
16.5cm max diam. of box

There are several related examples in the Victoria and Albert Museum (eg.
IS.234-1897)
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 372
A JADE TAWIZ, PERSIA OR INDIA, 19TH OR EARLY 20TH CENTURY
of oval form, engraved with two lines of shi'ite pious invocations in nastaliq script within a floral cartouche
4.5 x 6.7 x 0.4cm
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 373
‡ A KOFTGARI INKWELL, PUNJAB, INDIA, LATE 19TH CENTURY
iron with gold inlaid stylised foliate decoration, standing on twin horn-shaped legs with hinged prop, with globe shaped rotating reservoir, ratchet pen rest and candle holder on top,
18.5cm high

Provenance: European private collection
Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 374
‡ A QAJAR ENAMELLED BRASS QALIAN BOTTLE, PERSIA, 19TH CENTURY
of drop-shaped form, the domed upper portion with polychrome and gilt repeated rose motifs alternating with oval portrait medallions,
15.5cm high

Provenance: Private European collection
Estimate:  £700 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £700
Lot 375
A PAIR OF BRONZE ANKLETS, CENTRAL INDIA, CIRCA 19TH CENTURY
each in two hinged sections, with lozenge and beadwork relief decoration
16, 15cm diam.
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 376
A COLLECTION OF TWELVE JAVANESE SHADOW PUPPETS (WAYANG KLITIK), INDONESIA, 19TH CENTURY
polychrome-painted wood with leather attachments, each in the form of a figure, comprising a lion-headed deity, a European figure wearing a coat, and ten others, each with grotesque faces,
49cm long and smaller
(12)
Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 377
A CARVED COCONUT SHELL, JAVA, PROBABLY LATE 19TH CENTURY
the sides with a register of mythical figures in low relief, the underneath with sunflower medallion
13cm high approximately
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £70
Lot 378
A CARRYING BASKET FOR A FIGHTING COCK, BALI, INDONESIA, 20TH CENTURY
woven palm-leaf, with small handle at the top and opening along one side
52cm high

Estimate:  £120 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 379
FOUR SMALL BETEL BOXES, BURMA, 19TH, 20TH CENTURIES
lacquered split bamboo with engraved decoration, two with linear chainlink design on black and green ground, another with two inner trays and geometrical design on the exterior, the other decorated with mythical figures and animals
6cm high; 5.3cm diam. and smaller
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £100
Lot 380
§AN EBONY MODEL OF A KANDYAN ROYAL COUPLE, SRI LANKA, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
both wearing traditional headdress, the male with pot belly and large hat, the figures standing on rectangular base inscribed 'D.D.Wimaralatna' underneath,
20cm high
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £180
Lot 381
A PAINTED WOOD FIGURE OF A MONKEY, POSSIBLY HANUMAN, INDIA, 19TH CENTURY
seated on a rectangular base, holding a fruit in his right hand
17cm including base
Estimate:  £180 - 220 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 382
A GILDED AND LACQUERED WOOD FIGURE OF GARUDA, THAILAND, 19TH CENTURY
probably a leg from a piece of furniture, with beak, wings and claw feet, his arms raised as support, the eyes and mouth with traces of red pigment
23cm high
Estimate:  £180 - 220 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £150
Lot 383
TWO SMALL BETEL BOXES, BURMA, 20TH CENTURY
of cylindrical form, each with slip over cover and convex top, lacquered split bamboo, the red ground painted black and engraved, the larger with figural and vegetal decoration, the smaller with abstract linear design and two removable trays
15cm high; 16.5cm diam. and smaller
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £200
Lot 384
A BETEL BOX, BURMA, 20TH CENTURY
lacquered split bamboo, of cylindrical form, with slip over cover, the red ground with black and green engraved decoration and inscriptions in burmese, the interior with two removable trays
14cm high; 16.cm diam.
Estimate:  £180 - 220 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £150
Lot 385
A BETEL BOX, BURMA, 20TH CENTURY
lacquered split bamboo, of cylindrical form, with slip over cover, the red ground with yellow painted lattice design, the interior with two removable trays, inscription in burmese on underside
11.5cm high; 12.7cm diam.
Estimate:  £120 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £100
Lot 386
A COSMETIC BOX (BI-IT), BURMA, MID-19TH CENTURY
of cylindrical form, lacquered split bamboo, with slip over cover, the red ground polychrome-painted and engraved with dense stylised figural and vegetal decoration
24cm high; 27cm diam.

For a related example of a bi-it in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, see inv. no. IM.199-1927
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £200
Lot 387
LARGE SHAN BETEL BOX, BURMA, FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY
lacquered split bamboo, of cylindrical form, with engraved figural and linear decoration, highlighted in silver and gold, in four sections
24cm high, 26cm diameter
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £200
Lot 388
§A SADELI-WORK BOX, BOMBAY, INDIA, 19TH CENTURY
sandalwood and other woods, with ivory veneered and micromosaic overlaid decoration, of sarcophagus form, the interior with mirror, removable tray with lidded compartments and velvet lining
11 x 32 x 23cm
Estimate:  £120 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 389
A LARGE BOWL, BURMA, CIRCA 1900
lacquered split bamboo, the exterior painted and engraved with profuse polychrome stylised foliate and linear designs, the interior in plain red
15.5cm high; 28cm diam
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £100
Lot 390
A RICE WINNOWING BOWL, BURMA, 20TH CENTURY
red lacquered woven bamboo of wide circular form with raised edge and recessed central roundel, the underneath with eight small supports set with glazed ceramic fragments
61cm diameter, 7cm high
Estimate:  £120 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £120
Lot 391
A LACQUER BOWL, BURMA, 20TH CENTURY
lacquered split bamboo, with black fluted sides and red interior, standing on rim foot
16.5cm high, 21cm diameter
Estimate:  £120 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 392
A JAPANESE MASK AND THREE JAVANESE KRIS HOLDERS, 19TH/20TH CENTURY
the former a noh or kyogen mask lacquered composition, the latter three of polychrome-painted carved wood, in the form of mythical beasts,
28.5cm (mask); 63cm and smaller (kris holders)
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £10
Lot 393
A QAJAR STAR TILE, PROBABLY TEHRAN, LATE 19TH CENTURY
underglaze-painted fritware, with eight points and bevelled border edges with scrolling leafy tendril design, the main panel with a picture of a young prince running from a palace
27 x 27cm approximately

Estimate:  £120 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £100
Lot 394
A QAJAR RELIEF TILE DEPICTING A YOUNG PRINCE ON HORSEBACK, PROBABLY TEHRAN, PERSIA, LATE 19TH CENTURY
underglaze painted fritware, the subject depicted in verdant landscape, a palace and hills in the background, scrolling floral border above, framed
26 x 19cm


Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £400
Lot 395
A KASHAN LUSTRE JUG, PERSIA, 13TH/14TH CENTURY
glazed fritware, the body of flattened spherical form, on rim foot, sides decorated with star shaped figural and arabesque panels in relief, the cylindrical neck similarly decorated, the interior with a line of kufic script
23cm high

Provenance: Private Collection, London. Acquired André Cohen, Paris, 1950.

A closely-related example was recently offered at Sotheby's London, 20 October 2016, lot 226
Estimate:  £2000 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 396
TWO BAMIYAN BOWLS, EASTERN PERSIA OR AFGHANISTAN, 12TH CENTURY
turquoise glaze fritware, one with straight sides and sgraffito interior, the other with underglaze painted interior
8cm high approximately each; 17.5; 18cm diam.
(2)

Provenance: Private Collection, London. Acquired André Cohen, Paris, 1950.

Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 397
A KASHAN LUSTRE BOWL, PERSIA, CIRCA 13TH CENTURY
fritware, of shallow concave form on small rim foot, painted with a seated figure amongst scrolling arabesques,
4.5cm high; 19.5cm diam.

Provenance: Private Collection, London. Acquired André Cohen, Paris, 1950.

Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 398
A GLAZED POTTERY BOWL, ILKHANID PERIOD, PERSIA, CIRCA 1300
fritware, underglaze painted in black and cobalt blue with radiating lotus design on the exterior, the interior with radiating panels filled with various abstract designs around a central medallion, standing on rim foot, 9cm high; 20cm diameter; together with two Nishapur bowls, Persia, 10th/11th century, slip-painted earthenware, each on flat turned foot, one with splash painted and sgraffito stylised foliate design, the other pseudo-kufic decoration, 8cm high; 17.5cm diam. and smaller
(3)

Provenance: Private Collection, London. Acquired Andre Cohen, Paris, 1950.

See a related bowl in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, No.EA1978.1638

Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 399
A KASHAN TURQUOISE GLAZED ROSEWATER SPRINKLER, PERSIA, 13TH/14TH CENTURY
glazed fritware, the fluted sides with arcading on the shoulder, the top with pierced sprinkler finial
23.2cm high

Provenance: Private Collection, London. Acquired André Cohen, Paris, 1950.

Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 400
A RAQQA LUSTRE JUG, SYRIA, 12TH/13TH CENTURY
of pear-shaped form, on small splayed foot, the sides decorated with a row of calligraphic rounds, two bands of calligraphy above, the upper underglaze painted in cobalt blue
15.3cm high

Provenance: Private Collection, London. Acquired André Cohen, Paris, 1950.

Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
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