European & Asian Works of Art Sale on
Wednesday 22nd November 2017
On view:
19 November 2017 12:00 to 16:00
20 November 2017 10:00 to 20:00
21 November 2017 10:00 to 17:00
Lots: 1-50 of 501
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Lot 1
A LARGE TSONG-KA-PA LINEAGE THANG-KA, TIBET, 19TH CENTURY
pigment with gold on cloth, brocade silk mount, the subject seated at the top, suspended in the heavens, wearing his monk's cap, holding a small image of Buddha on his lap, a khadga and pustaka on padmas at either shoulder, surrounded by his followers in the gelugpa sect, along with various forms of Buddha, Bodhisattvas, Dakinis and Dharmapalas, Buddhist mantras inscribed in red on the reverse,
102 x 70cm (painting)


Estimate:  £4500 - 5500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 2
A PAIR OF COPPER-GILT RELIEFS OF LIONS, TIBET, 16TH/17TH CENTURY
probably from a shrine, each with bulging eyes, protruding fangs and matted mane, two piercings on body for attachment
13 x 18 x 5cm
(2)
Estimate:  £3000 - 4000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 3
A BRONZE MIRROR, NEPAL, CIRCA 18TH CENTURY
of circular form, the tinned convex surface disc set within a foliate border, on flared base with bud and bead decoration
25cm high
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 4
FOUR TIBETAN RITUAL OBJECTS, 20TH CENTURY
comprising a ghanta, two phurbu, and a dorje
28.5cm long and smaller

Provenance: Private Collection, acquired by the vendor while working in Asia in the mid-20th century.

Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 5
COPPER-GILT VAJRA EMBLEM, TIBET, CIRCA 18TH CENTURY
with incised and repoussé relief design, gilded on outer side, pierced at either end for attachment
25.5cm long
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 6
A WOOD MODEL STUPA, NEPAL, 19TH CENTURY
the stepped base with cylindrical drum with relief images of Buddhist deities, supporting a similarly stepped superstructure with tapering finial and sun and moon emblem at the top, the surface punctuated with ball motifs, traces of puja pigment
49cm high
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 7
A THANG-KA DEPICTING AVALOKITESVARA, TIBET, 19TH CENTURY
pigment on cotton, cloth mount, the ten-armed, multi-headed deity with white body, seated on a lotus throne, holding various attributes, surrounded by twelve diminutive figures of subsidiary Buddhist deities, painted cloud border
72 x 50cm main image
Estimate:  £2000 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 8
A BRONZE STUPA, TIBET, 18TH CENTURY
in Pala style, the drum with lotus base and sealing plate underneath, the tiered tapered superstructure surmounted by parasol with lotus finial and sun and moon emblems flanked by a billowing pennant, the top with flaming jewel emblem
37cm high
Estimate:  £2000 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 9
A BRONZE FIGURE OF AVALOKITESVARA, TIBET, 18TH CENTURY
in Pala revival style, the eight-armed, ten headed Buddhist deity with primary hands in namaskara mudra, standing on a circular double lotus base, his face with traces of cold gilding, an incised Tibetan character underneath
16cm high

Provenance: Private Collection, acquired by the vendor while working in Asia in the mid-20th century.

Estimate:  £500 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 10
A FEMALE DEITY, NEPAL, 17TH CENTURY
bronze, the figure standing on a lotus base, her body slightly flexed at the waist, holding a kalasa in her right hand, a goblet (?) in her raised left, wearing pleated skirt, bracelets, bazubands and multiple necklaces, her ears covered with twin disc earrings, her head with tiered conical headdress and long pleated scarf behind
13cm high
Estimate:  £1500 - 1800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 11
A SILVERED COPPER REPOUSSE FIGURE OF A KINNARA, TIBET, 19TH CENTURY
with human arms and head, blowing a horn, his lower body in the form of a bird, standing on a lotus base, mounted
15cm high
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 12
A PAINTED RITUAL MASK, TIBET, 20TH CENTURY
cloth and papier-mache composition, in the form of a head of Vajrabhairava, the fierce buffalo head with bulging eyes and skull tiara
53cm long approx.

Provenance: Henry Brownrigg, London (1943-2016)
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 13
A CARVED WOOD PRINTING BLOCK, TIBET, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
depicting a dharmapala (defender of the law) riding on his lion, with fierce expression, billowing robes, and holding a standard
35 x 22 x 1.8cm
Estimate:  £120 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 14
A TSAKLI DEPICTING VAJRAVARAHI, TIBET, CIRCA 18TH CENTURY
pigment on cloth, red border, mantras in Tibetan script on the reverse, framed
16 x 12.5cm approx.
Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 15
THREE TEA BOWLS, TIBET AND CHINA, 19TH CENTURY
comprising one of silver, with lid and stand, incised floral decoration, one of hardstone part-covered with chased sheet silver and a copper bowl with Chinese cloisonné dragon design
13.2cm diam. and smaller
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 16
A COLLECTION OF TIBETAN MINIATURE PAINTINGS (TSAKLIS), MOSTLY 19TH CENTURY
comprising sixteen square paintings on cloth and four others on paper, depicting various tantric and Buddhist deities and emblems, most inscribed on the reverse in cursive Tibetan script
10.5 x 7.7cm
(20)

Provenance: Private Collection, London

Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 17
A SINO-TIBETAN BRONZE FIGURE OF MAHAKALA, CHINA, 19TH CENTURY
the six-armed tantric deity standing on a boar-headed corpse on a single lotus base, embracing his consort in yabyum, both holding karttrka and kapala, his other hands with various gestures and attributes, with fierce expression and flared red pigmented hair with vajra emblem
15.5cm high
Estimate:  £1500 - 1700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 18
A PALA STYLE BRONZE FIGURE OF PADMAPANI, TIBET, CIRCA 18TH CENTURY
on raised rectangular base, seated in lalitasana on a double lotus, his right hand in varada mudra, his left raised holding the stem of a lotus (now missing)
14cm high
Estimate:  £1200 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 19
A BUDDHIST RITUAL BELL, TIBET, 19TH CENTURY
cast brass, iron and bell metal, the handle in the form of a half-vajra, the sides cast in relief with kirtimukhas holding swags in their mouths and repeated vajra motifs
17.5cm high
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 20
A BRONZE SHRINE DEPICTING LAKSHMI-NARAYANA, SOUTH INDIA, CIRCA 18TH CENTURY
the four-armed god Vishnu seated in lalitasana on a raised lotus throne, with his consort Lakshmi on his knee, his primary hands holding her and in abhaya mudra, his upper hands holding sankha and cakra
10.8cm high

Provenance: From the collection of the late Peter Cochrane, acquired in 1965, inv. no. JPC 65/32.

Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 21
A SINHALESE BRONZE FIGURE OF A DVARAPALA (?), SRI LANKA, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
standing on raised plinth, wearing elaborate inlaid jewellery and tall headdress, holding a staff in his right hand, a prabha with kirtimukha behind, sinhala inscription underneath
53cm high

Provenance: Private Collection, acquired by the vendor while working in Asia in the mid-20th century.

Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 22
A BRASS FIGURE OF DURGA MAHISASURAMARDINI, WESTERN DECCAN, CIRCA 18TH CENTURY
on tiered base, the eight armed goddess depicted slaying the buffalo demon, grasping its head and wielding her trident in her primary hands, her other hands holding her various attributes
12.5cm high

For a related figure of Durga Mahisasuramardini from Maharashtra in the Museum of Folk, Tribal and Neglected Art, see Subashini Aryan, Unknown Masterpieces of Indian Folk and Tribal Art, Gurgaon 2005, p.28, no.24.

Estimate:  £120 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 23
VISHNU WITH SRIDEVI AND BHUDEVI, SOUTH INDIA, 20TH CENTURY
bronze, the Hindu trio seated in lalitasana on a coiled cobra with seven heads forming a canopy over the god's head, Vishnu's primary hands in abhaya and vitarka mudra, his upper hands holding cakra and sankha, his consorts each holding the stem of a padma
35cm high
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 24
A TRIBAL BRONZE FIGURE OF DURGA, HIMACHAL PRADESH, INDIA, 18TH/19TH CENTURY
on rectangular base, the goddess riding on her lion, a sword and club in her hands
11.5cm high

For a related figure of Durga from Chamba in the Museum of Folk, Tribal and Neglected Art, see Subashini Aryan, Unknown Masterpieces of Indian Folk and Tribal Art, Gurgaon 2005, p.20, no.5.
Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 25
AN INCENSE BURNER IN THE FORM OF AN ELEPHANT, PROBABLY CHHATTISGARH, INDIA, 19TH CENTURY
brass, the howdah forming a hinged lid, the body with pierced blanket, the feet resting on twin axles with pairs of wheels
18.5cm high

Provenance: From the collection of the late Peter Cochrane, acquired in 1967, inv. no. JPC 67/17

Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 26
A PENDANT DEPICTING HANUMAN, WESTERN DECCAN, CIRCA 18TH CENTURY
of openwork lozenge shaped form, the monkey headed deity depicted flying through the air wielding a club and carrying the herb-bearing mountain
9 x 10cm

Provenance: From the collection of the late Peter Cochrane (illegible inventory label on the reverse).

The story is told in the Ramayana of how Hanuman was sent by Rama to the Himalayas to find the reviving herb to bring the dead back to life. Hanuman could not work out which was the right herb, so he brought back the entire mountain where the herbs were growing.
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 27
A SMALL BRONZE FIGURE OF A LION, PROBABLY DECCAN, SOUTHERN INDIA, 16TH/17TH CENTURY
originally from a flintstriker
5 x 5 x 1.5cm

Provenance: Private Collection, London

Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 28
A BRONZE FIGURE OF A TAMIL SAINT (NAYANMAR), VIJAYANAGAR PERIOD, SOUTH INDIA, 15TH/16TH CENTURY
standing on a domed lotus base, his body flexed, his left hand on his waist, his right raised in vitarka mudra, wearing beaded necklace and crown
18cm high

The sixty-three nayanmars were historical characters from a variety of backgrounds in South India, who, in the manner of saints, helped revitalise the worship of Siva during the 6-9th centuries. Their exploits are described in the Periya Purana.
Estimate:  £4000 - 6000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 29
FIVE BRONZE FIGURES, BENGAL, EASTERN INDIA, 19TH CENTURY
comprising two figures of Radha, two women and a figure of Skanda(?)
21cm high and smaller

Provenance: Private Collection, acquired by the vendor while working in Asia in the mid-20th century.

Estimate:  £120 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 30
A VIRABHADRA PLAQUE, WESTERN DECCAN, 17TH/18TH CENTURY
the four-armed deity depicted in relief, holding weapons in his hands, standing wearing sandals under a cusped arch with kirtimukha finial, a diminutive figure of Daksha at his feet, scrolling floral border
26 x 16.5cm

Provenance: From the collection of the late Peter Cochrane

Daksha offended Siva by not inviting him to attend a sacrifice following an earlier occasion when Siva had slighted him. Sati who was Daksha's daughter as well as being Siva s wife was present and felt so insulted that she threw herself on the pyre. Then Siva appeared as Virabhadra and cut off Daksha's head to avenge his wife. Other gods pleaded for Daksha's life but although Siva decided to spare him his severed head could not be found so the head of a goat was substituted instead.
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 31
A 'GANGAJUMNA' VISHNU TRIO, SOUTH INDIA, CIRCA 18TH CENTURY
bronze and brass, comprising a four-armed figure of Vishnu, accompanied by his two consorts, Sridevi and Bhudevi
12.2cm high and smaller
(3)

Provenance: Private Collection, London

Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 32
A BRONZE FIGURE OF SAMBANDAR, WESTERN DECCAN, CIRCA 18TH CENTURY
the youthful figure seated on a plinth with legs loosely crossed, under a scrolling openwork aureole, a bowl in his left hand, a sivalingam in his right, a bag(?) at his feet
13.5cm high

Provenance: from the collection of the late Peter Cochrane, acquired in 1969, inv. no. JPC 69/169
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 33
A BRASS SHRINE, SOUTH INDIA, 19TH CENTURY
in two sections, probably made for a Vishnu trio, the platform with three spaces for deities (now missing), the prabha in the form of a makaratorana framing a tree, with five-headed cobra and kirtimukha above
23cm

Provenance: Private Collection, London

Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 34
TWO HINDU BRONZE IMAGES, DECCAN, INDIA, CIRCA 17TH CENTURY
depicting Bhudevi and Vithoba, the former with right leg flexed, holding the stem of a padma, the other standing with hands on his hips, a conch in his left hand
11, 9.2cm

Provenance: Private Collection, acquired by the vendor while working in Asia in the mid-20th century.

Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 35
A JAIN BRASS SHRINE, GUJARAT, WESTERN INDIA, CIRCA 16TH CENTURY
depicting a seated tirthankara on a lion throne, flanked by further jinas and chauri bearers, a parasol and makaratorana above, each surmounted by a kalasa, with silver and copper inlay, dedicatory inscription in devanagari on the reverse
17.5cm high

Provenance: From the collection of the late Peter Cochrane

Estimate:  £1200 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 36
A BRONZE FIGURE OF NARASIMHA, SOUTH INDIA, 19TH CENTURY
the lion headed avatar of Vishnu seated with his consort on his left knee, with four arms, his primary right hand in abhaya mudra
11cm high

Provenance: From the collection of the late Peter Cochrane, acquired in 1977, inv. no. JPC 77/34.
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 37
A BRASS FIGURE OF DURGA MAHISASURAMARDINI, DECCAN, SOUTHERN INDIA, 18TH CENTURY
the eight armed Hindu goddess spearing the buffalo demon with her trident, aided by her vehicle the lion, wielding an array of weapons in her other hands,
11.2cm high

Provenance: From the collection of the late Peter Cochrane, acquired in 1968, inv. no. JPC 68/25.
Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 38
A BRASS LAKSHMI-NARAYANA, WESTERN INDIA, 16TH/17TH CENTURY
the couple seated on a stool with Lakshmi on Vishnu's knee, the god holding sankha, gada, cakra and padma in his four hands, a diminutive figure of his vehicle, Garuda, below
10.5cm

Provenance: From the collection of the late Peter Cochrane, acquired in 1975, inv. no. JPC 75/29.
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 39
THREE BRONZE IMAGES OF HINDU DEITIES, SOUTH INDIA, 19TH CENTURY
comprising a brass figure of Bhairava, holding sword and bowl in his primary hands, a small figure of Vishnu and a figure of Balakrishna
14cm high

Provenance: Private Collection, acquired by the vendor while working in Asia in the mid-20th century.

Estimate:  £120 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 40
NINE SMALL BRONZE HINDU IMAGES, INDIA, MOSTLY 19TH CENTURY
including figures of Skanda, Durga, and Krishna
15cm high and smaller

Provenance: Private Collection, acquired by the vendor while working in Asia in the mid-20th century.

Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 41
A SMALL BRONZE FIGURE OF GANESHA, WESTERN INDIA, 15TH/16TH CENTURY
the pot-bellied, elephant headed, four-armed deity seated on a cushion, his primary hands holding sweets which he eats with his trunk, and in abhaya mudra, his upper hands holding attributes
7.5cm high

Provenance: From the collection of the late Peter Cochrane.
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 42
FIVE BRONZE OBJECTS, INDIA, 19TH CENTURY
comprising a toy horse on wheels, a footscraper with peacock finial, a gauri head, a hamsa finial and a triple shrine in two sections (now without deities)
23cm high and smaller
Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 43
TWO BRONZE FIGURES OF KRISHNA, BENGAL, 19TH CENTURY OR EARLIER
the larger in the form of Venugopala, standing with ankles crossed, playing the flute, the other as Balakrishna, the infant deity crawling on the ground
19cm (excluding base) and smaller
(2)

Provenance: Private Collection, London

Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 44
A LARGE BASTAR FIGURE OF A MOTHER AND CHILD, CHATTISGARH, INDIA, PROBABLY EARLY 20TH CENTURY
bronze, cast in two sections joined at the waist, of elongated form, the woman holding child and bowl in her left hand, balancing a pot on her head with her right
43cm high

Provenance: Private Collection USA, Acquired before 1990

Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 45
A BASTAR FIGURE OF A SEATED FEMALE DEITY, CHATTISGARH, INDIA, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
bronze, partly gilt, seated crosslegged, holding two stylised floral bouquets in her hands, wearing a necklace and crown, her hair gathered in a bun,
28cm high

Provenance: Private Collection USA, Acquired before 1990

Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 46
A BRONZE FIGURE OF NANDI BULL, DECCAN, SOUTHERN INDIA, 16TH/17TH CENTURY
standing on raised rectangular base, sheltered by a separately-cast seven-headed cobra, wearing necklaces, blanket and harness, a diminutive lingam in front
25cm high
Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 47
A GOND FEMALE FIGURE, ORISSA OR EASTERN DECCAN, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
bronze, of stylised form, holding a bowl and scoop, her hair gathered in a bun
34cm high

Provenance: Private Collection USA, Acquired before 1990

For a related figure of a woman in the Museum of Folk, Tribal and Neglected Art, Gurgaon, see S. Aryan, Unknown Masterpieces of Indian Folk and Tribal Art, Gurgaon 2005, no.71, p.42.
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 48
A BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDDHA, SRI LANKA, 19TH CENTURY
standing on a waisted circular base, his hands in abhaya mudra and holding a fold of his tunic, his robes with waving pleats
32.5cm high

Provenance: Private Collection, acquired by the vendor while working in Asia in the mid-20th century.

Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 49
THE INFANT KRISHNA, SOUTH INDIA, 20TH CENTURY
bronze, the plump nude child deity sucking his toe, a socket for attachment at the back
31cm long

This popular form of Krishna is generally depicted floating on a leaf. For a painting of the subject sold in these rooms, see 25 Blythe Road Ltd, 23 April 2013, lot 145.
Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 50
A LARGE BRASS FIGURE OF KRISHNA VENUGOPALA, GUJARAT, WESTERN INDIA, 19TH CENTURY
the Hindu deity playing his flute (now missing), wearing earrings and crown, with conical headdress, standing with ankles crossed on circular base with square plinth
37.5cm high

Provenance: Private Collection, London
Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
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