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: 101-150 of 501
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Lot 101
‡ A KHORASSAN BRONZE CENSER IN THE FORM OF A BIRD, EASTERN PERSIA, 12TH/13TH CENTURY
the plump body with stylised features, the beak with hinged opening, the chest with incised and pierced boteh design
18cm high; 22cm long

Provenance: Private European Collection
Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 102
A MUGHAL BRASS PAN DAN, NORTHERN INDIA, 18TH CENTURY
of flared cylindrical form, the domed lid with bud finial, the exterior decorated with incised foliate designs on stippled ground
9cm high, 12cm diam.

Provenance: Private collection, London, acquired at auction in London about 20 years ago.

Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 103
A BRASS TULWAR HILT, NORTHERN INDIA, 19TH CENTURY
of typical form, with floral and acanthus relief decoration
15.5cm long
Estimate:  £40 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 104
A BRASS EWER, PROBABLY JAIPUR SCHOOL OF ART, INDIA, LATE 19TH CENTURY
the globular body on flared rim foot, the ridge neck with yoni lidded spout, the handle in the form of a cobra, the sides decorated in relief with a series of oval medallions depicting various Hindu deities, including Durga, Skanda, Vishnu, Siva and Ganesha, scrolling iris and acanthus borders above and below
37cm high

This ewer is typical of the revivalist works in hybrid style produced under British encouragement at the Jaipur School of Art in the last decade or so of the 19th century. For a related ewer sold in these rooms, see 24 May 2017, lot 108. See also Oppi Untracht, Metal Marvels: South Asian Handworks Porvoo 1993 no.8.
Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 105
A BRASS CACHE-SEXE, DECCAN, PROBABLY ANDHRA PRADESH, SOUTHERN INDIA, 19TH CENTURY
brass, with silver inlay the heart-shaped pendant with figures on Nandi a cobra and lingam with ropework border fringed with brass drops the belt surmounted by a figure of a peacock flanked by segmented chain
50 x 16cm approx.
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 106
‡ A PAIR OF QAJAR EARRINGS, PERSIA, 19TH CENTURY
painted enamel and gilt, each comprising a dome-shaped element with floral lozenge medallions, a similar smaller domed element above, each fringed with embossed gilt-metal drops
8.5cm high
(2)

Provenance: Private European Collection
Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 107
‡ A PAIR OF QAJAR EARRINGS, PERSIA, 19TH CENTURY
gold with enamel decoration, in the form of two superimposed dome shapes with bud shaped drop below and ear loop above, the polychrome enamel depicting flowers, birds and human faces, the elements fringed with seed pearl drops
9.5cm high approx each

Provenance: Private European Collection
Estimate:  £1200 - 1800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 108
‡ A QAJAR GHALIAN CUP, PERSIA, 19TH CENTURY
Enamelled gold and copper, of flared cylindrical form, the side decorated with four oval medallions each depicting a young prince or princess, interspersed with flower and bird motifs, scrolling floral borders above and below
5.5cm high; 7.2cm wide

Provenance: Private European Collection
Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 109
‡ A QAJAR LACQUER BOX, PERSIA, 19TH CENTURY
of rectangular form, with hinged opening to reveal a mirror and drawer with compartments for weighing scales and implements below, the surface decorated with painted scenes including Yusuf and Zulaika, gilt brass mounts
28.5 x 19.5 x 3.5cm

Provenance: Private European Collection; Acquired Boisgirard, Paris, 24 October 1989, lot 199
Estimate:  £2000 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 110
‡ A QAJAR LACQUER PEN BOX, PERSIA, 19TH CENTURY
of cigar-shaped form, with inner compartment sliding out from cover, the convex top painted with a battle scene, the flared sides with hunting scenes, the outer tray with scrolling foliate motifs painted in gold
3 x 23 x 3.7cm (closed)

Provenance: Private European Collection
Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 111
‡ A QAJAR LACQUER PEN BOX, SIGNED ABU'L HASAN, DATED AH 1261/1845 AD
of rectangular form, the convex lid painted with nobleman, his son and a courtier, a further figure on inner lid, the sides with hunting scenes, all within European-style landscapes
5 x 28 x 6.5cm

Provenance: Private European Collection
Estimate:  £1500 - 2500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 112
‡ A QAJAR FOLDING WOOD SCREEN, PERSIA, MID-19TH CENTURY
comprising four lacquered and painted panels linked by brass hinges, with arcaded legs, the polychrome and gold decoration comprising birds amidst richly coloured flowers
95.4 x 94.5cm (fully opened)

Provenance: Private European Collection
Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 113
‡ THREE SMALL LACQUER ITEMS, QAJAR PERSIA, 19TH CENTURY
Painted papier-maché, wood and leather, comprising two boxes with hinged lids and a group of four playing cards in case
3 x 9 x 5.5cm
(3)

Provenance: Private European Collection
Estimate:  £700 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 114
AN OTTOMAN INLAID WOOD CASKET, 18TH CENTURY
of elongated octagonal form, with hinged chamfered lid, with stylised flower and leaf design inlaid in mother-of-pearl, bone edging, the interior with mirror and purple velvet lining, framed with gilt-thread bands
15.5 x 30.5 x 21cm
Estimate:  £600 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 115
§A SANDALWOOD JEWELLERY BOX, BOMBAY (NOW MUMBAI), INDIA, LATE 19TH CENTURY
on brass bun feet, the exterior decorated with carved panels with figural and foliate designs, framed by bands of geometrical sadeli decoration, edged with borders of ivory, brass handles, the hinged lid with interior mirror, opening to reveal a removable tray with lidded compartments, further velvet lined compartments of later date below
13 x 30 x 21.5cm
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 116
§A VIZAGAPATAM PANIER, SOUTH INDIA, MID-19TH CENTURY
sandalwood with ivory and buffalo horn veneer, the ivory engraved with black lac filled floral designs, with twin scallopped hinged sloping lids opening to reveal a pair of compartments divided by a pierced screen, crescent-shaped ivory carrying handle
26 x 30.5 x 23cm

For a related work basket in the Victoria and Albert Museum London, made in 1855, see inv. no. 9785 IS
Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 117
A NEPHRITE AND JADE CHAURI HANDLE, LATE MUGHAL, NORTHERN INDIA, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY
the long cylindrical shaft with silver band at the centre, the carved finial and fly-whisk base of mutton-fat jade
21.5cm long
Estimate:  £1200 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 118
§A CARVED EBONY DOCUMENT HOLDER, PROBABLY BOMBAY (NOW MUMBAI), INDIA, MID-19TH CENTURY
of cylindrical form, with removable lid, carved in relief with birds and other wild animals amidst scrolling foliage,
21.5cm long
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 119
§A CARVED EBONY CARD CASE, BOMBAY (NOW MUMBAI), INDIA, MID-19TH CENTURY
of rectangular cushion-shaped form, the sides profusely decorated in relief with birds and other wild animals admist scrolling vines and foliage
12.5 x 8 x 2cm
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 120
TWO CARVED WOOD FEMALE FIGURES, WESTERN INDIA, 19TH CENTURY
probably musicians, each standing on a lotus base, wearing large earrings and heavy necklaces, and a turned wood pot and cover, probably unrelated,
88; 87cm high
Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 121
A WOOD ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT, GUJARAT, WESTERN INDIA, CIRCA 18TH CENTURY
painted and carved in relief, depicting a pair of figures within a columnar niche, one winged, the other holding a garland, mounted
20.5 x 27.5 x 5.5cm

Provenance: Henry Brownrigg, London (1943-2016)

Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 122
A SMALL STONE RELIEF DEPICTING KRISHNA, ORISSA (NOW ODISHA), 20TH CENTURY
standing under a fruit tree, playing the flute, with Radha and a devotee, two cattle in the foreground, partially painted with black pigment(?), inscribed in English and Oriya on the reverse, together with a Bronze Figure of Siva Nataraja and a Dancing Couple, 20th century
15 x 12.5 x 4cm

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 123
A CARVED WOOD RELIEF PANEL, TAMIL NADU, SOUTH INDIA, CIRCA 18TH CENTURY
from a Hindu processional chariot (ratha), depicting the story of Krishna stealing the gopis' clothes, mounted on later stand
67cm high

Provenance: Private Collection, London

Large wood rathas effectively act as mobile versions of the Hindu temple and play an important role in festivals, being pulled by elephants or buffaloes through the streets. These carved elements were frequently replaced as they became worn and damaged, and are nowadays more often made with modern materials.

Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 124
TWO WOOD PANELS DEPICTING GANESHA, SOUTH INDIA, 20TH CENTURY
the elephant-headed deity with four arms, depicted dancing, one with diminutive rishi at his side
46 x 25 x 7cm approx. each

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 125
A LOW TABLE, PROBABLY BARODA, WESTERN INDIA, LATE 19TH CENTURY
wood, carved and covered in sheet brass, the plain square top resting on four claw feet
77cm square (extremities of feet)
Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 126
AN ISLAMIC TEACHING BOARD, SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA, PROBABLY NIGERIA OR SUDAN, CIRCA 1900
wood inscribed in ink in local cursive script on each side, of rectangular form, a flared projecting handle at either end
49 x 16.5cm

Estimate:  £40 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 127
HANUMAN BATTLES WITH KUMBHAKARNA, MALWA, LATE 17TH CENTURY
gouache on paper, scene from the Ramayana, the giant ogre depicted outside Ravana's palace, fighting Hanuman and the monkey army who are accompanied by Rama and Lakshmana, devanagari letters along the top border
16 x 32cm

Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 128
TWO FOLIOS OF SCENES FROM THE RAMAYANA, MEWAR, RAJASTHAN, INDIA, 18TH CENTURY
gouache with gold on paper, in horizontal format with red border, each with six panels of illustrated scenes, including Durga, Kali, Rama with Ravana and rakashas, text in devanagari script surrounded by a yellow border on the reverse
19 x 34.5cm approx. each
Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 129
RAMA AND SITA, NORTHERN INDIA, MID-19TH CENTURY
gouache with gold on card, a scene from the Ramayana, the couple seated on a throne under a tented canopy talking with an elderly visitor, surrounded by attendants and Hanuman with his companions
28 x 36cm
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 130
VISHNU AND LAKSHMI, PAHARI, NORTHERN INDIA, FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY
gouache with gold on paper,on lotus throne, the god painted blue with four hands each holding an attribute, his consort seated on his left knee
19.5 x 14.5cm
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 131
SIVA AND PARVATI, PAHARI, NORTHERN INDIA, FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY
gouache with gold on paper, the Hindu deities seated together on a tigerskin, Siva with four arms, his long hair gathered in a turban, painted within a feather(?) medallion on light blue ground
15 x 13cm
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 132
A GROUP OF MISCELLANEOUS FOLIOS, 18TH-20TH CENTURIES
gouache and ink on paper, comprising two folios of nastaliq script, a Safavid style court scene, modern, on an old folio, a Jain(?) sutra page and a postcard painted with a woman
31.5 x 19cm
(5)
Estimate:  £40 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 133
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:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 134
A FOLIO FROM A JAIN MANUSCRIPT, RAJASTHAN, WESTERN INDIA, 18TH CENTURY
gouache with gold on paper, depicting a prince visiting a fortified palace in three episodes, framed
6.5 X 21.5cm

Provenance: Henry Brownrigg, London (1943-2016)

Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 135
A SCENE FROM THE RAMAYANA, PROBABLY BILASPUR, MID-18TH CENTURY
gouache with gold on paper, depicting Hanuman captured and brought before Ravana, king of Lanka
21.5 x 32cm (image)

Provenance: Private Collection USA, Acquired before 1990

For other paintings from the same series sold in these rooms see 24th May 2017, lot 77; 11 November 2015 lots 196 & 197 and 23 November 2016 lot 159. Others are in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (see Joseph Dye III The Arts of India: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts London 2001 no.121) and The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (see M. Biardeau M.-C. Porcher & A. Taha Hussein-Okada: Ramayana illustré par les miniatures indiennes du XVIe au XIXe siècle; Paris 2011 p. 245
Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 136
DURBAR OF THE NAWAB OF OUDH, PROBABLY LUCKNOW, INDIA, 20TH CENTURY
gouache on paper, the ruler, possibly Asaf ud-Daula (r.1775-1797), seated on a terrace with his courtiers listening to musicians, framed
28.5 x 42.5cm

Provenance: Property of a Deceased Estate, sold by order of the Executors.

Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 137
‡ THREE QAJAR PAINTINGS, PERSIA, 19TH CENTURY
gouache on paper, laid on card, the everyday scenes depicting a muslim teacher with three students, a greengrocer with his wife and son, and a metalworker's workshop,
26 x 20cm and smaller (image)
(3)

Provenance: Private European Collection

Estimate:  £1200 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 138
A MEWAR PORTRAIT OF A RULER, RAJASTHAN, INDIA, LATE 18TH CENTURY
gouache with gold on paper, the plump figure depicted on a terrace, smoking a huqqa, a floral sprig in his left hand, an attendant holding a chauri behind, framed
14.7 x 15cm

Provenance: Private collection, London, acquired at auction in London about 20 years ago.

Estimate:  £1500 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 139
FOUR DRAWINGS OF DESIGNS FOR OBJECTS, JAIPUR, INDIA, LATE 19TH CENTURY
ink, watercolour and pencil on paper, comprising a throne with lion and caryatid supports, a fan, with central image of Krishna playing the flute, a palanquin with concertina canopy and a chauri three with various notes, including prices in English
19.5 x 32cm and smaller
(4)

Provenance: Property of a Deceased Estate, sold by order of the Executors. Previously Private Collection, Germany, sold in these rooms, 20 April 2013, lot 108.
Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 140
THE MONTH OF VAISAKH, MEWAR, RAJASTHAN, CIRCA 1770
gouache with gold on paper, from a barahmasa series, depicting a royal couple being cooled by attendants spraying water, a group of ladies in the foreground by a riverside shrine, hunting and conversation scenes above, painted red border with identifying inscription at the top, the reverse with jotdan inventory numerals, written in red: 30/23,
27 x 19cm (image); 33 x 25cm (folio)

In a similar way to ragamala paintings with their visual representations of musical modes, barahmasa paintings are an attempt to convey the mood and atmosphere of the seasons. Vaisakh corresponds to April, one of the hottest months, which explains the need for the couple to be cooled by sprayed water. This is one of a dispersed set from the Mewar royal collection, another of which, depicting the month of Magha, is in the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia (AS217 1980); see Andrew Topsfield, Paintings from Rajasthan, Melbourne 1980, no.201. For a discussion of the Udaipur inventory, see Andrew Topsfield, in John Guy (ed.), Indian Art and Connoisseurship, New Delhi 1995, p.189.
Estimate:  £2000 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 141
FOUR PORTRAITS OF MAHARAJAS, INDIA, CIRCA 1915-21
carbon, platinum and gelatin silver prints, mounted, including Bhupal Singh, signed in ink on image, Umaid Singh of Jodhpur during his wedding celebrations, and the Maharaja of Khallikote(?), photographers' credits to bottom right hand corners of 3 mounts
28 x 21.5cm (average size, images)

Provenance: Property of a Deceased Estate, sold by order of the Executors. Acquired Bonhams, 13 April 2010, lot 218.
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 142
A COLLECTION OF 118 POSTCARDS OF INDIA, LATE 19TH CENTURY
comprising views of Bombay, Bangalore, Delhi, Calcutta etc. and pictures of various Indian characters,
8.5 x 14cm each approx.

Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 143
A FOLIO OF PREPARATORY SKETCHES, RAJASTHAN, INDIA, LATE 18TH CENTURY
ink and chalk on paper, the main scene depicting a hunting scene with a cheetah, further small figures to the side, a portrait of a man, probably later, on the reverse, together with A Woven Silk Textile Fragment, embroidered with silver thread, and A Copy of Wall Paintings of India, Lalit Kala Akademi
16.7 x 26cm (drawing)

Provenance: Private Collection, London

Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 144
A FOLIO FROM A DISPERSED MANUSCRIPT, PROVINCIAL MUGHAL, LATE 17TH CENTURY
gouache with ink on paper, comprising verses Persian poetry written in four columns of nastaliq script, the unrelated illustration laid on one side, depicting a ruler with a river flotilla, framed
24 x 17cm (inside margins)

Provenance: Property of a Deceased Estate, sold by order of the Executors.
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 145
SEVEN MISCELLANEOUS PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS, NORTHERN INDIA, 18TH/19TH CENTURY
including scenes with Krishna and Hanuman, a battle scene, and a drawing of a nobleman carrying a birdcage
25 x 17cm and smaller
(7)
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 146
‡ A PORTRAIT OF A ZAND PRINCE, PERSIA, SECOND HALF 18TH CENTURY
black ink and wash with touches of pink on paper, laid on card
20 x 14.5cm

Provenance: Private European Collection

Estimate:  £700 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 147
FOUR ISLAMIC FOLIOS, NORTHERN INDIA, LATE 19TH CENTURY AND LATER
gouache with ink and gold on paper, comprising two scenes probably from a shahnama, a colophon probably from a Kashmiri manuscript in nastaliq script and a painting of a dog on an older folio
30 x 19.5cm and smaller
(4)
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 148
‡ A MUGHAL DRAWING OF A NOBLEMAN, NORTHERN INDIA, 18TH CENTURY
ink on paper with touches of colour, gold and dark blue floral border, laid on card, the sitter with beard, turban and nose ring
16 x 13cm (image)

Provenance: Private European Collection
Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 149
‡ A QAJAR ILLUMINATED FOLIO OF CALLIGRAPHY, PERSIA, DATED AH 1274/1857 AD
comprising pious poetry written in honour of Nasiruddin Shah Qajar, three columns written diagonally and horizontally, framed
24 x 15.5cm

Provenance: Private European Collection
Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 150
‡ THREE FOLIOS FROM AN ALBUM OF CALLIGRAPHY, PERSIA, DATED AH.127(3?)/1857 AD
each with four lines of Persian poetry written diagonally in nastaliq script, on marbled or gold sprinkled paper amongst illuminations in colour and gold, on stout blue and green paper, with attributions on the reverse to Muhammad Hussein Shirazi,
17 x 9.4; 18 x 9; 16.5 x 9cm (excluding borders)
(3)

Provenance: Private European Collection
Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
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