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: 151-200 of 501
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Lot 151
A FOLIO FROM A JAIN SUTRA, GUJARAT, WESTERN INDIA, 15TH CENTURY
gouache with ink and gold on paper, in horizontal format, the seven lines of Sanskrit accompanied on one side with an illustration depicting a woman with an antelope, mounted
11.5 x 29.5cm
Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 152
TWO PERSIAN PAINTINGS
comprising a small Safavid folio, probably from a shahnama manuscript, 17th century, depicting a battle scene, three columns of nastaliq script, and a Qajar ink drawing of a pair of sparring deer, labelled in nastaliq script, both framed and mounted
19 x 7.7cm; 18.5 x 13.5cm

Provenance: Private Collection, England

Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 153
‡ A QAJAR MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE, PERSIA, DATED AH 1287/1870 AD
ink with gouache and gold on paper, inscribed in nastaliq, with witness signatures and seal impressions, framed
83 x 42cm

Provenance: Private European Collection
Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 154
‡ A FOLIO FROM A LATE MUGHAL MANUSCRIPT, NORTHERN INDIA, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
gouache with ink and gold on paper, depicting a battle scene with an elephant, two lines of nasta'liq script above and below the illustration, the margins illuminated in gold and polychrome with foliage and lobed medallions, identification inscription at top in red nasta'liq script,
Image: 19.6 x 14.4cm; folio: 38.4 x 21cm.

Provenance: Private European Collection
Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 155
‡ RUSTAM AND RAKHSH FIGHTING DEMONS AND DRAGONS, PERSIA OR CENTRAL ASIA, 16TH/17TH CENTURY
gouache with gold on paper, laid on an album page, Islamic numerals at the top, framed
23.5 x 15.5cm

Provenance: Private European Collection
Estimate:  £700 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 156
‡ AN ILLUMINATED FOLIO FROM A QAJAR MANUSCRIPT, PERSIA, 19TH CENTURY
gouache with ink on paper, the illustration depicting a battle scene, four columns of nastaliq calligraphy above and below
22 x 16cm

Provenance: Private European Collection
Estimate:  £700 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 157
‡ A MAN WITH A YOUTH, SAFAVID EMPIRE, PROBABLY HERAT, 17TH CENTURY
gouache with gold on paper, laid on card, the pair cavorting under a tree observed by two others behind a rock
19 x 13.2cm

Provenance: Private European Collection
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 158
‡ FOUR QAJAR WOMEN, PERSIA, 19TH CENTURY
four gouache paintings on paper, laid on card, depicting a dervish, with staff, kashkul tall hat, two dancers and a girl wearing a headscarf, the latter mounted
16 x 10cm approx. each (excluding card and mount)
(4)
Estimate:  £1200 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 159
‡ A POPPY PLANT, QAJAR PERSIA, 19TH CENTURY
gouache on paper, laid on an album page, scrolling gold floral and monochrome pink borders, mounted,
14.3 x 8cm

Provenance: Private European Collection

Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 160
‡ PORTRAIT OF A GIRL, QAJAR PERSIA, 19TH CENTURY
watercolour on paper, laid on an album page, the subject depicted seated against a cushion, holding a fan and floral bouquet, mounted
15.5 x 11.4cm

Provenance: Private European Collection
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 161
‡ A PAINTING OF ROSES, QAJAR PERSIA, DATED AH 1295/1878 AD
gouache on paper, depicting three elaborate flowers with butterflies and buds, signed Ya Rahim and dated below, framed
20 x 12cm

Provenance: Private European Collection
Estimate:  £700 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 162
A COMPOSITE SCENE, PROBABLY FROM THE BHAGAVATA PURANA, PAHARI, NORTH-WESTERN INDIA, CIRCA 1800
gouache with gold on paper, depicting Yashoda with Krishna attended to by an elderly nurse in a palace by the River Yamuna, cattle herders in the background, with Vishnu and Durga suspended in the heavens
21.5 x 26.5cm
Estimate:  £2500 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 163
A PAHARI PAINTING FROM A RAGAMALA SERIES, PROBABLY PATMANJARI RAGINI, PUNJAB HILLS, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
gouache with gold on paper, depicting a lady seated on a terrace being consoled by her companion, while her attendant fans her, old descriptive label on the reverse of frame
17.5 x 11.5cm

Provenance: Kevorkian Collection (according to inscription on reverse, given as a gift by J. Taylor, 11 September 1928).
Estimate:  £2000 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 164
A LADY REACHES FOR THE BRANCH OF A TREE, MALWA, CENTRAL INDIA, LATE 17TH CENTURY
gouache with gold on paper, from a ragamala series, the woman depicted outside a palace bedchamber, observed by a peacock, label from Kasmin Gallery, 118 New Bond Street, on the reverse of the frame
16.5 x 12cm

Provenance: Private Collection, London

The Kasmin Gallery in New Bond Street, opened by John Kasmin in partnership with Sheridan, Marquess of Dufferin and Ava, opened in 1963 and continued until 1972, when the business was moved to Clifford Street.
Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 165
A COLLECTION OF PAINTINGS OF SERVANTS AND OTHER CHARACTERS, PATNA, EASTERN INDIA, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY
gouache on mica, including a sadhu, a waiter, a fruit seller, a metal worker, a sweeper and a garland seller
13.5 x 10cm approx. each
(19)

Provenance: Property of a Deceased Estate, sold by order of the Executors. All but one acquired Sotheby's London, 3 October 2012, lot 98
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 166
FOUR FORMS OF VISHNU, RAJASTHAN, INDIA, 19TH CENTURY
gouache with gold on paper, each with four arms, seated on a lotus with his consort, Lakshmi, each of the four panels labelled in devanagari script
29 x 31.5cm
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 167
A SCENE FROM AN EPIC, PROBABLY THE MAHABHARATA, PAHARI, NORTHERN INDIA, FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY
gouache with silver and gold on paper, depicting a prince and an ascetic with an army outside a walled palace, and the former subsequently entering, floral border
22 x 34.2cm
Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 168
‡ THE HINDU TRINITY, BIKANER, INDIA, EARLY 18TH CENTURY
gouache with gold on paper, laid on card, depicting Siva, Vishnu and Brahma with consorts, seated on rugs by a lotus filled river, palm trees behind, old English inscriptions behind, some illegible, including 'Brahma Vishnu'
15 x 18.5cm

Provenance: Private European Collection. Acquired Sotheby's London, 10 October 1994, lot 135.
Estimate:  £500 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 169
AN ARCHER REMOVES A THORN FROM HIS FEMALE COMPANION'S FOOT, DECCAN, PROBABLY HYDERABAD, 18TH CENTURY
gouache with gold on paper, laid on cloth and card, the two figures in a rocky landscape, a town amongst trees in the distance, inscription in Islamic script on the reverse
27 x 17cm (image)

Estimate:  £1500 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 170
‡ A PORTRAIT OF A SIKH RULER, PUNJAB, CIRCA 1800
gouache with gold on paper, the subject depicted on horseback, with halo, turban and elaborate jewellery, in open landscape, yellow, blue and red borders, mounted
28.2 x 22.5cm

Provenance: Private European Collection

Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 171
A PORTRAIT, PROBABLY MAHARAJA FATEH PRAKASH OF SIRMUR (r.1815-1850), PAHARI, SIRMUR OR KANGRA, INDIA, FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY
gouache with gold on paper, the ruler depicted on horseback within a floral border, framed
17 x 11.5cm
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 172
A RULER AND HIS SON(?) IN A PAVILION, PROVINCIAL MUGHAL, INDIA, 18TH CENTURY
gouache with gold on paper, laid on an album page, inscriptions probably of later date on lower margin
20.5 x 13.5cm
Estimate:  £2500 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 173
‡ A ROYAL COUPLE WATCHING A DANCE PERFORMANCE, QAJAR PERSIA, 19TH CENTURY
gouache on paper, the young couple served by attendants, three performers in the foreground, a window opening onto a landscape behind, attributed to Muhammad Ali Ashraf in inscription at the bottom, framed
34.5 x 14cm

Provenance: Private European Collection
Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 174
THE MOSQUE AT MEDINA, JAVA, INDONESIA, 20TH CENTURY
reverse painted on glass, depicting a birds-eye view, surrounded by a floral border, framed
44 x 54cm
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 175
A COMPANY SCHOOL PORTRAIT OF A TAMIL FAMILY, TANJORE (THANJAVUR), SOUTH INDIA, CIRCA 1800
gouache with gold on card, the couple standing with their two sons in a landscape, indistinct inscription in English, and study of a leg on the reverse
36 x 28cm

Provenance: Private Collection, London
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 176
A GROUP OF COMPANY SCHOOL PAINTINGS ON MICA, INDIA, 19TH CENTURY
depicting Indian characters and trades, comprising seven portraits of Tamil characters, probably Trichinopoly (Tiruchirapalli), and four larger and eight smaller Patna paintings of similar subjects, mounted
12.5 x 10cm and smaller
(19)

Provenance: Private Collection, London

Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 177
A SUFI ASCETIC, COMPANY SCHOOL, PATNA OR LUCKNOW, FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY
gouache on paper, the subject depicted in a hilly landscape, with shaven head, carrying crutch, staff and other items, framed
19.5 x 15.4cm
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 178
TWO TAMIL CHARACTERS, TANJORE (NOW THANJAVUR), SOUTH INDIA, 19TH CENTURY
gouache on paper, depicting a fishmonger and a Vaishnavite holy man (?), framed
42 x 27cm

Provenance: Private Collection, England
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 179
A COMPANY SCHOOL PAINTING OF A SERVANT AND FRUIT-SELLER, PATNA, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY
watercolour on paper, the two figures standing in a landscape with two bungalows amidst trees in the background, framed
21.5 x 16cm

Provenance: Private Collection, England

The style of this painting is close to that of Bani Lal (1858-1901), three examples of which are in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (IS97, 98 & 100 1949).
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 180
A GROUP OF COMPANY SCHOOL PAINTINGS ON MICA, INDIA, 19TH CENTURY
comprising seventeen portraits of Tamil characters, probably Trichinopoly (Tiruchirapalli), four scenes of travel by palanquin and a nobleman travelling by elephant, Patna, mounted
11 x 7cm each and smaller
(22)

Provenance: Private Collection, London

Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 181
AN ENTHRONED COUPLE, JAIPUR, INDIA, 18th
gouache with ink and gold on paper, from a ragamala series, seated on a palace verandah attended by female chauri-bearers and musicians, a panel of six lines of devanagari script above
25 x 17cm (image)

For a similar image, of Bhairav Raga, in the Allahabad Museum, see Hans Ebeling, Ragamala Painting, New York 1972, no.191, p.242.
Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 182
A COLLECTION OF PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS, MOSTLY INDIA, 19TH CENTURY
gouache and ink on paper, comprising a scene at a Sri Nath Ji temple, a double portrait of Mughal ladies, a design for a mirror, a Qajar painting of a young man, two Anglo-Indian watercolours, six manuscript folios and five miscellaneous Indian drawings
33 x 24.5cm and smaller
(17)

Provenance: Henry Brownrigg, London (1943-2016)

Estimate:  £120 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 183
AN OLD WOMAN ADVISES A MAIDEN, KOTA, RAJASTHAN, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
gouache with silver and gold on paper, the two in conversation on a terrace
24 x 17cm
Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 184
A PORTRAIT OF JEHANGIR, MUGHAL INDIA, LATE 18TH CENTURY
gouache with gold on paper, laid on a folio, the ruler seated on a throne holding a falcon, an attendant behind him, erroneous label on lower margin reading Akbar Padshah, old auction label on the reverse dated 1st July 1969.

27 x 18cm

Provenance: Property of a Deceased Estate, sold by order of the Executors. Acquired Bonhams, London, 5 July 2006, lot 224.

Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 185
A MAHARAJA ON HORSEBACK WITH ATTENDANTS, RAJASTHAN, POSSIBLY KISHANGARH, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
gouache with gold on paper, the subject wearing richly brocaded coat riding in a landscape with river beyond, a further procession and fort in the background
32 x 25cm (image)
Estimate:  £1500 - 1800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 186
INDIAN CHARACTERS AND TRADESMEN, COMPANY SCHOOL, PATNA, 19TH CENTURY
twelve gouache paintings on paper, each labelled in English: 'a seller of tody', 'two women worshipping', 'grinding curry', 'bammian (?) making & selling sweetmeats', 'carpenters', 'a Hindoo barber', 'tobacco seller', 'smelting forge', 'a caster of brass', 'a Hindoo woman suckling her child', 'a doby or washerwoman', and 'a maker of brass pots', mounted
21 x 17.5cm (partially covered by mounts, approx. each)

Provenance: Private Collection, England

Estimate:  £600 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 187
A COUPLE WITH ATTENDANT IN A PALACE, MEWAR, RAJASTHAN, 18TH CENTURY
probably from a ragamala series, gouache with gold on paper, red border, eight lines of cursive devanagari script on the reverse
25.3 x 16cm
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 188
THREE INDIAN PAINTINGS, 19TH-20TH CENTURIES
comprising a manuscript folio depicting Krishna and Balarama with two columns of nastaliq text, an itinerant blacksmith's family, signed Hasan Majumdar and another painting on old folio

20 x 30cm and smaller
(3)

Provenance: Property of a Deceased Estate, sold by order of the Executors.
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 189
TWO PORTRAITS OF NOBLEMEN, RAJASTHAN, PROBABLY JAIPUR, LATE 19TH CENTURY
gouache on paper, each identified with a line of devanagari script, standing in an empty landscape, wearing white robes and turban, identified as Sahib Bhakhtawar Singh of Sarka (Alwar) and Megh Singh of Diggi (near Jaipur), framed, translations of inscription on the reverse
23 x 18cm; 23 x 16cm

Provenance: Property of a Deceased Estate, sold by order of the Executors.
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 190
FOUR MISCELLANEOUS INDIAN PAINTINGS, 18TH-19TH CENTURY
gouache on paper, comprising a manuscript folio in devanagari depicting a game of pachhisi, a scene from the Life of Krishna, a Tantric chart depicting the face of Kali and a painting of Hanuman carrying Mount Dronagiri
24 x 18.5cm and smaller
(4)
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 191
TEN PAINTINGS FROM A RAGAMALA SERIES, PUNJAB PLAINS, INDIA, CIRCA 18TH CENTURY
gouache with gold and silver on paper, each with separately-applied borders painted with repeated foliate design, the scenes including three ladies visiting a hermit, a royal couple on a throne, a lady reading poetry under a tree, and a woman playing the veena to deer and a goat, each identified with gurmukhi and islamic inscriptions on the reverse
17 x 12.5cm approx. each (image)
(10)
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 192
A LARGE PAINTING OF A DURBAR OUTSIDE A PALACE, RAJASTHAN, INDIA, 20TH CENTURY
gouache on paper, with courtiers, attendants and elephants grouped around an elderly ruler in a courtyard, floral border, framed
41 x 64cm (image)
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 193
‡ A QAJAR WOVEN WOOL FRAGMENT, PERSIA OR KASHMIR FOR THE PERSIAN MARKET, FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY
of rectangular form, the polychrome decoration composed of rows of repeated botehs on ochre ground, embroidered inscription near edge,
82 x 108cm

Provenance: Private European Collection
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 194
A GOLD PAINTED BORDER PANEL, PROBABLY DECCAN, SOUTHERN INDIA, CIRCA 18TH CENTURY
from a pichhavai, of rectangular form, the gold decoration on red cotton ground forming a scrolling carnation and acanthus frieze, mounted on stretchers
14 x 87cm (excluding mount)

Provenance: Private Collection, London

Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 195
A CREWELL-WORK HANGING, PROBABLY KASHMIR, CIRCA 1900
cotton, embroidered with yellow, brown and green wool
237 x 120cm

Provenance: Private Collection, England, formerly in the collection of the Guild of Embroiderers, Hampton Court
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 196
‡ A WOVEN WOOL SHAWL, KASHMIR, FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY
of long rectangular form, the central turquoise panel with embroidered maker's mark, surrounded by a densely decorated polychrome field of intricately interwoven scrolling botehs, embroidered and tasselled ends, later mounting strips attached to the reverse
346 x 140cm

Provenance: Private European Collection.
Estimate:  £1200 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 197
A SILK AND GOLD THREAD WOVEN CLOTH (SONGKET), PALEMBANG, SUMATRA, INDONESIA, 19TH CENTURY
of long rectangular form, the russet ground decorated with alternating panels of lozenge and herringbon motifs, borders of stylised repeated leaf designs at either end, tassels at one end
214 x 38cm (excluding tassels)
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 198
A KALAMKARI QUILTED FLOOR COVERING, MASULIPATNAM (NOW MACHILIPATNAM), EASTERN DECCAN, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
painted cotton, of rectangular form with cream ground, painted with elaborate flower motifs around a central floral star motif, surrounded by multiple floral borders, lined
115 x 86cm

Provenance: Private Collection, London

Estimate:  £500 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 199
‡ A WOVEN WOOL PANEL, KASHMIR, PROBABLY FOR THE PERSIAN MARKET, FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY
of rectangular form, probably a floor cover, the central field with polychrome floral trellis design, surrounded by a border of alternating flowers and floral medallions linked by foliate bands, later lining
126 x 94cm

Provenance: Private European Collection
Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 200
‡ A WOVEN WOOL SHAWL, KASHMIR, FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY
probably made for the Persian market, the polychrome design comprising rows of repeated boteh motifs amidst scrolling floral forms on cream ground, plain tasselled ends, embroidered maker's mark in one corner
285 x 112cm

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