Arts of India

Roseberys
70/76 Knights Hill
SE27 0JD London
Großbritannien und Nordirland
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Datum der Auktion: 15.06.2021

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The History and Culture of the Indian People, Prepared under the directions of Dr. K. M. Munshi, President, Bharitiya Vidya Bhavan, Bombay, Vol. 1 The Vedic Age, Vol. 2 The Age of Imperial Unity, Vo. 4 The Age of Imperial Kanauj, Vol. 5 The Struggle for Empire, Vol. 6 The Delhi Sultanate, Vol. 9

Los #: 1

Schätzpreis: 200 £ - 300 £

Datum: 15.06.2021

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A group of ten journals on Classical Indian Art published by Lalit Kala Akademi, Lucknow, India comprising Lalit Kala Nos. 1-2 (April 1955 - March 1956); Lalit Kala No. 5 (April 1959); Lalit Kala No. 6 (October 1959); Lalit Kala No. 7 (April 1960); Lalit Kala No. 8 (October 1960); Lalit Kala No. 9

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Schätzpreis: 120 £ - 150 £

Datum: 15.06.2021

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A group of fifteen auction catalogues comprising: Christie's Amsterdam, Indian and Islamic Sculpture, Works of Art, Antiquities and Tribal Art including An Important Collection of Indonesian Textiles, 26-27 May, 1987; Christie's Amsterdam, South, South-East Asian, Indonesian Sculpture and Works of

Los #: 3

Schätzpreis: 40 £ - 60 £

Datum: 15.06.2021

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Three small sandstone carved heads, Gupta period, India, 3rd-4th century AD, on wood plinths, each approx. 3cm. high without plinth (3) Provenance: The private collection of Donald and Valerie Coombs. The Coombs lived in Mumbai (Bombay) from 1967 to 1973 where Douglas was a British Council

Los #: 4

Schätzpreis: 300 £ - 500 £

Datum: 15.06.2021

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A group of Proto-Indus valley animal figures, comprising a three slip-painted vessels, a model of a ram, two sheep, a bird, and two rectangular carved bone buttons (one fragmentary), ram 9.7cm. high (9) Provenance: Private London Collection formed in the 1970s

Los #: 5

Schätzpreis: 1.000 £ - 1.500 £

Datum: 15.06.2021

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A Gandhara grey schist frieze, 2nd-3rd century, depicting Buddha with adorants, on a metal plinth, 41cm. high

Los #: 6

Schätzpreis: 400 £ - 600 £

Datum: 15.06.2021

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A Gandhara grey schist fragment of an adorant, 3rd-4th century, shown in supplication, the imprint of a rope knot to reverse, 11cm. diam. x 9cm. high Provenance: Private UK Collection since the 1970s

Los #: 7

Schätzpreis: 500 £ - 700 £

Datum: 15.06.2021

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A polished lingham stone, of typical ovoid form, 34cm. long Provenance: Formerly in the collection of Werner Forman (1921-2010

Los #: 8

Schätzpreis: 80 £ - 120 £

Datum: 15.06.2021

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Two brass lingas, India, 19th century, the larger one of conical form with a small model of a linga at the lower rim, the smaller one of cylindrical form with domed top, 22.8 cm. and 10.1cm. high 19th century Provenance: Christie's New York, Indian and Southeast Asian Art, 19 September 2002, lot 135

Los #: 9

Schätzpreis: 200 £ - 300 £

Datum: 15.06.2021

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A stone lamp, possibly Java, 11th-12th century or later, in the form of a recumbent sea creature, the bowl resting on his back and with a frog-like creature drinking from one end, the underside carved with a series of repeating lobed motifs, 18.5cm. long Provenance: Formerly in the Private

Los #: 10

Schätzpreis: 120 £ - 150 £

Datum: 15.06.2021

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The upper section of a finely moulded brass figure of Meenakshi, the avatar of goddess Pavarti, South India, circa 1700, with parakeet to one shoulder, her hair parted to centre and braided and decorated, her back, chest and arms engraved with floral designs, wearing elaborate jewellery, 8.4cm. high

Los #: 11

Schätzpreis: 300 £ - 400 £

Datum: 15.06.2021

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The Jagannath triad in the Puri temple(paicha mathra), Puri, 20th century, unfinished 26.2 x 22.5cm. Provenance: Private collection, Germany acquired in Raghurajpur, India in 1981

Los #: 12

Schätzpreis: 200 £ - 300 £

Datum: 15.06.2021

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A polished stone fragment of a female courtesan, South India, 14th/15th century, her right arm extended and holding possibly a flaming torch, her finely detailed necklace formed of rectangular and circular plaques, remains of red pigment, max. 26cm. diam. x 13cm. high Provenance: Formerly in the

Los #: 13

Schätzpreis: 400 £ - 600 £

Datum: 15.06.2021

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A carved sandstone fragment of a couple, possibly Satavahana, India, the woman playfully tugging her lover's beard, repaired, 24cm. high Provenance: Formerly in the Private Collection of Werner Forman (1921-2010

Los #: 14

Schätzpreis: 100 £ - 150 £

Datum: 15.06.2021

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A sandstone Aspara (celestial deity), Central India, Probably Madhya Pradesh, 10th-11th century, depicted with her right hand placed upon her hip, wearing a diaphanous robe with trailing scarves, extensive jewellery and a multi-stranded belt; with a trailing pleat between her legs, mounted on

Los #: 15

Schätzpreis: 1.500 £ - 2.000 £

Datum: 15.06.2021

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An illustrated double-sided folio from the Bhagavata Purana: The Pandava brothers in exile, Mewar, India, circa 1605-1610AD from Book 18 of the Mahabharata, ink and opaque pigments on paper, the folio with 18ll. of Sanskrit in black devanagari script, title line in red, each side illustrated to the

Los #: 16

Schätzpreis: 500 £ - 700 £

Datum: 15.06.2021

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A double-sided illustrated Jain folio, probably from the Kalpasutra, Gujarat, Western India, late 15th- early 16th century, opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, the illustration to the right of the text, depicting a seated figure enthroned with worshippers on a blue background within red

Los #: 17

Schätzpreis: 200 £ - 300 £

Datum: 15.06.2021

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A pair of Naga rock crystal earrings, Nagaland, North East India, late 19th-early 20th century, each approx. 5cm. diam x 3.8cm. high (2) Nagaland, the smallest of Indian states, is located in North East India, bordering Burma. Its inhabitants are aboriginal tribes whose distinct culture has

Los #: 18

Schätzpreis: 1.000 £ - 1.500 £

Datum: 15.06.2021

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A Jain bronze figure of Tirthankara, South India, 17th century or earlier, on a flat, round base, standing with arms at his side in the tadasana pose, a serene expression on his face and with hair in tight sculpted curls, on a square wood base, 39cm. high (including plinth

Los #: 19

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 5.000 £

Datum: 15.06.2021

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A Jain brass alter piece, Western India, 19th century, cast with a jina seated in meditation on a throne supported by rubbed figures, surrounded by seated or standing figures of tirthankaras, the back inscribed in davanagari script, on an openwork plinth, 20.1cm. high Provenance: Formerly in the

Los #: 20

Schätzpreis: 200 £ - 300 £

Datum: 15.06.2021

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A Kanpuri Temple Hanging, Uttar Pradesh, India, early 20th century, with cotton applique and embroidery on cotton, depicting a temple scene with animals including horses, elephants and worshippers, 128 x 128cm. This panel was offered to the shrine of Salar Mosad, the warrior nephew of Mahmud of

Los #: 21

Schätzpreis: 300 £ - 500 £

Datum: 15.06.2021

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Elephants shaking a man from a tree, India, 19th century, opaque pigments on paper, the man reaching up to grasp a large flower, below him at the foot of the tree a pool of water with snakes, to reverse the stamp of Kumar Sangram Nawalgargh, mounted, 23 x 12.5cm

Los #: 22

Schätzpreis: 80 £ - 120 £

Datum: 15.06.2021

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The triad of Jagannath-Subhadra -Balabhadra in the Puri temple, Puri, India, 20th century, Puri, 20th century, 37 x 29.5 cm Provenance: Private collection, Germany acquired in Puri, India in 1981

Los #: 23

Schätzpreis: 300 £ - 400 £

Datum: 15.06.2021

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Two Jain paintings, one of a figure with the cosmos at the centre, the other of temples and moon phases, India, early 20th century, opaque pigments and ink on paper, glazed and in matching frames, painting 28 x 13cm. (2

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Schätzpreis: 200 £ - 300 £

Datum: 15.06.2021

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A Gupta gold hair ornament of Kirtimukha, India, 5th-8th century, in the form of a male mask with deep set eyes and exaggerated brows wearing a pointed crown heavily cast and carved in deep relief, weight 9.4 grams The exact function of these objects is as yet undetermined. They are found across the

Los #: 25

Schätzpreis: 6.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 15.06.2021

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A black stone sculpture of Shiva, India, 19th century in a 10th century style, carved wearing a bejewelled tiered tiara, the elegant rounded face with almond eyes, straight nose and bow lips, and flanked with pendulous earlobes, wearing strands of elaborate jewellery, mounted on metal plinth, 54cm

Los #: 26

Schätzpreis: 600 £ - 800 £

Datum: 15.06.2021

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A large Jain tantric painting, late 19th-early 20th century, opaque pigment and lacquer on cloth, depicting a green eight-armed goddess holding lotus flowers, possibly an interpretation of Tara, inscriptions either side, glazed and framed, 65 x 44cm

Los #: 27

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 5.000 £

Datum: 15.06.2021

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A woodblock print illustration and a page from a manuscript, Rajasthan, 19th century, 10.6 x 26cm, 17.5 x 22cm (2) Provenance: Private Collection Germany formed in the 1970s

Los #: 28

Schätzpreis: 50 £ - 80 £

Datum: 15.06.2021

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Two illustrated folios from Jain manuscripts, North West India, circa 16th century, the first possibly an account of the life of the Jain monk Kalakacharya, with opaque pigments, gold and ink on paper, the horizontal folio with 7ll. of large black devanagari script, various lines in smaller script

Los #: 29

Schätzpreis: 400 £ - 600 £

Datum: 15.06.2021

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Lovers in the Mirror, Orissa, 18th century, opaque watercolour on cotton, the figures depicted in an embrace, 20 x 15cm. Two lovers are entwined together in a passionate embrace, their limbs and serpentine bodies fused together into a fiery circle. This state is suggested by the warmth of colour

Los #: 30

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 15.06.2021