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: 51-100 of 501
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Lot 51
A LARGE BRONZE FIGURE OF VISHNU, SOUTH INDIA, 19TH CENTURY
standing on a circular base, the four armed deity with hands in varada mudra and at his side, his upper hands holding discus and conch shell, wearing tall headdress with bud finial
32cm
Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 52
A BRONZE FIGURE OF A FEMALE DEITY, GUJARAT, WESTERN INDIA, 16TH/17TH CENTURY
standing on a square base, her ankles crossed, her right hand raised, her left outstretched, wearing necklace and large hoop earrings, her hair gathered in a ponytail at the back
15.2cm high

Provenance: From the collection of the late Peter Cochrane, acquired in 1975, inv. no. JPC 75/2
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 53
A BRONZE FIGURE OF VITHOBA, DECCAN, SOUTHERN INDIA, 19TH CENTURY
standing on a rectangular base, his hands on his hips, holding a conch shell in his left hand, wearing tall tapering headdress
10.5cm high

Provenance: From the collection of the late Peter Cochrane, acquired in 1972, inv. no. JPC 72/120
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 54
A BRONZE FIGURE OF DIPALAKSHMI, WESTERN DECCAN, INDIA, 17TH/18TH CENTURY
standing on a raised plinth, holding a yoni-shaped lamp bowl, her hair gathered in a pony-tail, devanagari inscriptions on the reverse
31.5cm high

Provenance: From the collection of the late Peter Cochrane
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 55
A BRONZE FIGURE OF SRI DEVI, SOUTH INDIA, 19TH CENTURY
standing in tribhanga, on lotus base, her right hand by her side, her left raised, holding a padma stem, her tall headdress with bud finial
16cm high
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 56
A BRONZE GROUP DEPICTING LAKSHMI-NARAYANA, SOUTH INDIA, 19TH CENTURY
the four armed figure of Vishnu seated on a lotus throne in lalitasana, his consort seated on his knee, his primary right hand in abhaya mudra, a diminutive figure of his vehicle Garuda below
12cm high

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 57
A BRONZE FIGURE OF PARVATI, SOUTH INDIA, 17TH/18TH CENTURY
standing with body flexed, her left arm held out by her waist, her right raised holding a padma
10.5cm

Provenance: From the collection of the late Peter Cochrane, acquired in 1966, inv. no. JPC 66/52.
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 58
A BRONZE GAURI HEAD, WESTERN INDIA, CIRCA 18TH CENTURY
with stylised features, wearing necklace and earrings, her hair gathered in a ponytail
11.5cm high

Provenance: From the collection of the late Peter Cochrane, acquired in 1965, inv. no. JPC 65/20.
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 59
A MINIATURE SAIVITE SHRINE, NORTHERN INDIA, POSSIBLY DATED SAMVAT 1520/1464 AD
brass, on raised plinth, with composite shikara surmounted by kalasa finial, the porched with hinged jali doors, the inner shrine with yoni lingam, inscribed indistinctly on the side with two lines of devanagari script, along with date (?)
15.5cm 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 60
A BRONZE FIGURE OF PARVATI, SOUTHERN INDIA, 19TH CENTURY
seated on a circular stool, a mala in her right hand, a sivalingam in her left
8.2cm high
Estimate:  £120 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 61
A SMALL PALA BRONZE FIGURE OF PADMAPANI, EASTERN INDIA, 11TH/12TH CENTURY
standing in tribhanga on a double lotus, his right hand in varada mudra, his left raised, holding the stem of a lotus, with large hoop earrings and tall headdress
7.2cm high
Estimate:  £1200 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 62
A GUPTA TERRACOTTA FIGURE OF AN ELEPHANT, CENTRAL INDIA, 4TH/5TH CENTURY
with incised eyes and raised scrolling trunk
18cm long approx.
Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 63
A GUPTA TERRACOTTA FRAGMENTARY RELIEF PANEL, CENTRAL INDIA, 4TH/5TH CENTURY
depicting a cow(?) reaching for mangoes hanging on the branches of a tree, mounted
25 x 26 x 10cm

Provenance: From the Estate of the late Aura Josefina Figueroa de Williamson.

Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 64
A KUSHAN MOTTLED PINK SANDSTONE TORSO FRAGMENT, CENTRAL INDIA, 3RD/4TH CENTURY
his body flexed wearing tunic and belt, mounted
25cm high
Estimate:  £500 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 65
A BUFF SANDSTONE PLINTH FROM AN IMAGE, CENTRAL INDIA, 10TH/11TH CENTURY
carved in relief depicting a small central figure of Nandi on a cloth with a Saivite devotee(?) flanked by a pair of rearing vyalas, columns on either side with further vyalas and elephants at each end, a line of devanagari script along the bottom, mounted
27 x 60 x 13cm

Provenance: From the Estate of the late Aura Josefina Figueroa de Williamson.

The indistinct inscription includes a possible date which appears to read samvat 1012 (956 A.D.)

Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 66
A GREY STONE FRAGMENTARY FIGURE OF VAIKUNTHA VISHNU, KASHMIR, CIRCA 8TH CENTURY
the Hindu god standing erect, with gada and sankha in his two hands, his main face flanked by lion and boar heads, mounted
14cm high

For a large scale version of this subject in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, see inv. no. 1991.301

Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 67
A JAIN HEAD OF TIRTHANKARA, GUJARAT OR RAJASTHAN, 11TH/12TH CENTURY
with large almond-shaped eyes, arched eyebrows and tightly curled hair, rayed halo behind, mounted
17cm high
Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 68
A GANDHARA GREY SCHIST FRAGMENT DEPICTING A BUDDHIST DEVOTEE, NORTH WEST FRONTIER REGION, INDIA (NOW PAKISTAN), 3RD/4TH CENTURY
his hands in namaskara mudra, standing under a leafy branch, mounted
23cm
Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 69
SMALL MON BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDDHA, THAILAND, CIRCA 8TH CENTURY
standing with body slightly flexed, his hands by his side, holding folds of his tunic, his tightly curled hair with bud usnisa, mounted
8.2cm high

Estimate:  £1200 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 70
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:  £8000 - 12000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 71
A STANDING BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDDHA, THAILAND, PROBABLY 19TH CENTURY
his hands holding a bowl (now missing), with elongated earlobes, tightly curled hair and flame usnisa, mounted
63cm high (excluding stand)
Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 72
AN AYUTHIA BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDDHA, THAILAND, 16TH/17TH CENTURY
seated in sattvasana, his hands in bhumisparsa and dhyana mudra
14.5cm high

Provenance: Property of the late interior designer John Leaning; sold by order of the executors.
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 73
AN AYUTHIA GILT-LACQUERED BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDDHA, THAILAND, 16TH/17TH CENTURY
standing erect, with flared robe, his arms outstretched, with tightly curled hair and elongated earlobes, wood stand
54cm high (excluding base attachment)
Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 74
A BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDDHA, THAILAND, PROBABLY 19TH CENTURY
seated in padmasana with hands in bhumisparsa and dhyana mudra, with elongated earlobes and tightly curled hair, later wood lotus throne
53cm high
Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 75
TWO SAWANKHOLOK POTTERY FINIALS, THAILAND, CIRCA 15TH CENTURY
probably from a shrine, each in the form of a chedi, with tiered tapering point, on bulbous body, the base with twin projections for attachment, mounted
30, 28cm
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 76
A BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDDHA, THAILAND
seated in sattvasana, his hands in bhumisparsa and dhyana mudra, his head with tightly curled hair and flame usnisa, traces of gilt
73cm high
Estimate:  £500 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 77
A BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDDHA, THAILAND, PROBABLY 17TH/18TH CENTURY
seated in padmasana with hands in dhyana mudra, his tightly curled hair and separately cast usnisa finial with traces of gilt lacquer, later carved wood lotus base, his eyes inlaid with mother of pearl
57cm excluding base
Estimate:  £1200 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 78
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 approx.
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 79
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:  £1500 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 80
THE BUDDHA ON MOUNT MERU, THAILAND, 19TH CENTURY
pigment with gold on cloth, seated in a mountain-top shrine, flanked by Moggallana and Sariputta, four apsarases flying above, a ladder below with further figures of the trio, flanked by a pair of enshrined Bodhisattvas(?), the mountain surrounded by the turbulent ocean, scenes of the underworld below, framed
116.5 x 57cm

For a larger, related Thai painting on cloth in the British Museum, see Wladimir Zwalf, Buddhism: Art and Faith, BMP London 1985, no.257
Estimate:  £1200 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 81
PRIEST'S OFFERING TRAY (TALAM), JAVA, CIRCA 10TH CENTURY
of circular form, with convex cavetto and overhanging rim, the centre with engraved overflowing vase motif within stellate medallion
46cm diam.

Provenance: Private Collection, London

For a talam from the Eilenberg Collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, see inventory no. 2000.284.35
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 82
A SINHALESE BRASS TRAY, SRI LANKA, FIRST HALF 20TH CENTURY
of circular form, the engraved and repoussé decoration depicting a royal couple with children in their house, two lines of sinhala script below, surrounded by registers of mythical scenes, with scrolling foliate outer rim
61cm diam.

Provenance: Private Collection, acquired by the vendor while working in Asia in the mid-20th century.
Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 83
A BIDRI SALVER, DECCAN, CIRCA 1800
alloy inlaid with silver, of pointed oval form, with scalloped ends, on four feet, the top decorated with radiating scrolling foliate motifs around a central arabesque medallion, the underside coated with later paint
4.5 x 30.5 x 21cm
Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 84
THREE BIDRI OBJECTS, DECCAN, INDIA, 18TH-19TH CENTURIES
alloy inlaid with silver, comprising a small spittoon with wide flared rim and bell-shaped body, ogival trellis decoration, a bowl and cover, the latter of domed form with bud finial, decorated with repeated poppy design, and a carpet weight (mir-i farsh), with splayed rim foot and lotus finial
7.5cm high, 12cm diam (spittoon); 12cm high, 14cm diam (bowl), 13.5cm carpet weight
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 85
A BIDRI SURAHI, DECCAN, INDIA, MID-19TH CENTURY
alloy inlaid with silver, the bulbous body on rim foot, with gently flared cylindrical neck, the sides with with repeated oval poppy motifs
26cm high
Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 86
A BIDRI SPITOON, DECCAN, SOUTHERN INDIA, MID-19TH CENTURY
alloy inlaid with silver, in the form of twin bell shaped elements with top end open, decorated with repeated stylised poppy motifs
15cm high
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 87
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:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 88
TEN INDIAN METAL OBJECTS, MOSTLY 19TH CENTURY
comprising two Virabhadra plaques, three puja pots and a spoon, a cosmetic bottle, a pair of bone handled betel cutters, a portable shrine with hinged doors and a kashkul
19 x 9cm and smaller

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

Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 89
A COLLECTION OF INDIAN BRASS AND IRON OBJECTS, MOSTLY 19TH CENTURY
including ladles, rolling pins, a colander, cobra canopies from bronze images, ritual spoons and kalipers
50cm approx. and smaller
(a lot)

Provenance: Henry Brownrigg, London (1943-2016)
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 90
A GROUP OF SMALL METAL OBJECTS AND FIGURES, MOSTLY INDIA, 16TH-20TH CENTURY
comprising four bronze rings, a silver parrot, a brass figure of Ganesha, a brass figure of a jina with silver inlay, and iron figure of Siva and four other items
11.5cm high and smaller
(13)

Provenance: Private Collection, London

Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 91
‡ A SAFAVID TINNED COPPER BOWL, PERSIA, 16TH/17TH CENTURY
of wide shallow form, on flared rim foot, the sides with a band of nastaliq calligraphy, scrolling arabesques and repeated palmettes below
8cm high; 21.6cm diam.

Provenance: Private European Collection
Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 92
‡ A SAFAVID COPPER BOWL, PERSIA, CIRCA 17TH CENTURY
of shallow form, with raised concave neck, the body engraved with dense scrolling floral and palmette decoration, a band of decorated nastaliq text on the neck above, further engraved and embossed inscriptions underneath, including the roman numerals 1418, traces of tin and black lac
10cm high; 23cm wide

Provenance: Private European Collection
Estimate:  £2000 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 93
A KOFTGARI BOX, PUNJAB, LATE 19TH CENTURY
iron with gold damascened foliate decoration, with domed lid, of octagonal form, standing on small splayed feet
14cm high; 26.5cm max. diam.

Provenance: Private collection, London, acquired at auction in London about 20 years ago.
Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 94
AN INSCRIBED VESSEL, POSSIBLY FROM A SMALL CANDLESTICK, MIDDLE EAST, 19TH CENTURY OR EARLIER
brass and copper, of tapered cylindrical form, the sides inscribed with five lines of arabic script, thick brass bands at top and bottom
10.5cm high
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 95
A MISCELLANEOUS GROUP OF METAL OBJECTS, EUROPE AND ASIA, MOSTLY 19TH CENTURY
including a brass and silver repoussé lime box, a bronze dorje, a carved wood phurbu, a copper mandala plaque, a brass and copper prayer wheel, an iron-mounted butter box(?), a ritual skull mask, and a pair of wood palm-manuscript covers, a brass birdcage, two model cannons, an iron bridle, a brass cane handle, three Keralan bronze ritual cooking bowls (urli), two karai, three brass bowls and a copper vase
(a lot)

Provenance: Henry Brownrigg, London (1943-2016)


Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 96
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:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 97
TWO BRASS RITUAL WATER VESSELS (KINDI), KERALA, SOUTH INDIA, 18TH/19TH CENTURY
each with turned flattened spherical form, with flared foot and rim and ithyphallic spout
15.5cm high approx. each (2)

Provenance: Private collection, London

Estimate:  £120 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 98
TWO TANJORE-WORK PLAQUES, SOUTH INDIA, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
brass, with sheet silver and copper on lac in relief, each of circular form, each with central medallion depicting Rama and Siva respectively with their consorts and devotees, surrounded by two concentric registers of dancing figures and further deities
40cm diam. each

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 99
TWO ITEMS OF METALWORK, INDIA, 19TH CENTURY
comprising a koftgari iron salver, with scallopped rim, decorated in silver damascening with scrolling foliate and pineapple designs, and a Jaipur School of Art brass incense burner, in the form of a lidded kashkul on flared foot, the pierced lid, with peacock medallions on either side
21.5cm diam. (salver); 16.5cm high (censer)

Provenance: Private collection, England.
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 100
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:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
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