European & Asian Works of Art Sale on
Wednesday 21st November 2018 - Lots 1 to 389
and
Thursday 22nd November 2018 - Lots 390 to 717
On view:
Sunday 18th November 2018 12 noon to 4pm
Monday 19th November 2018 10am to 8pm
Tuesday 20th November 2018 10am to 5pm
Lots: 201-250 of 717
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Lot 201
A ROCK CRYSTAL FIGURE OF BUDDHA, NEPAL, 20TH CENTURY
standing on a lotus, his right hand in varada mudra, his left raised, holding a fold in his tunic
22.5cm high
Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 202
A RITUAL SKULL BOWL, NEPAL, CIRCA 18TH CENTURY
mounted in brass, a bodhisattva head and three heads of citipati around the rim, associated brass tripod stand with hoof feet
17.5cm high; 23.5cm long (together)

Estimate:  £600 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 203
A PARCEL-GILT COPPER RITUAL OBJECT, TIBET, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
probably a fan, with engraved and gem-set decoration, of drop-shaped form, with flaming border, the two sides each with a deity in relief within a floral roundel, framed by a yantra motif, projecting handle at the bottom
26.5 x 20cm
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 204
A BRONZE FIGURE OF A KARMAPA LAMA, TIBET, CIRCA 1800
seated on a double cushion, holding vajra and kalasa, wearing voluminous robes and distinctive cap, his face cold gilded with painted details, two lines of Tibetan script at the back, a visvavajra engraved on the sealing plate underneath
11.5cm high

The inscription has been read: mi pham ngag dbang bstan 'dzin sgrub brgyud nyi ma phyogs las rnam par rgyal ba'i sde la na mo, which translates as "Homage to the monastic community of Nyi ma rnam rgyal [Nyima Namgyel], of the lineage of Mi pham ngag bang bstan 'dzin [Mipham Ngawang Tendzin]."
Estimate:  £2500 - 3500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 205
A GILT BRONZE PLAQUE DEPICTING YAMANTAKA, TIBET, CIRCA 18TH CENTURY
the multi-armed multi-headed deity with primary head of a long horned bull, stepping to the right on a pile of corpses, in yab-yum with his consort, holding karttrka and kapala in his primary hands, his blood red hair waving above
8.7cm high
Estimate:  £1200 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 206
TWO EARLY METAL BUCKLES, TIBET, 16TH/17TH CENTURIES
probably from manuscript straps, one of parcel gilt and silvered iron, in the form of a kirtimukha, the other in the form of a kalasa with central opening for gem setting (now missing)
4.5; 4.3cm long
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 207
A SILVER FIGURE OF VAJRAPANI, TIBET, CIRCA 18TH CENTURY
the fierce tantric Buddhist deity, stepping to his right, holding a vajra in his raised right hand, a pasa in his left, wearing five leaf crown, large hoop earrings and tigerskin, with tall flaming hair and billowing scarf, mounted
12cm high

Estimate:  £1500 - 2500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 208
A SMALL BURMESE SILVER BOX, LATE 19TH / EARLY 20TH CENTURY
of elongated octagonal form, the lid and sides with chased relief figural and scrolling decoration
8cm long
Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 209
FOUR BUDDHIST FIGURES, THAILAND AND CHINA, 16TH-19TH CENTURIES
comprising three Thai figures of Buddha, each seated on raised thrones, with hands in bhumisparsa and dhyana mudra, two of carved wood, one with gilt detailing, the other of wood covered in sheet silver inlaid with rubies, and a Chinese lacquered gilt wood crowned figure of Guanyin, wearing voluminous robes
21.5; 19.5; 11.5cm (Thai Buddhas); 23.5cm (Guanyin)
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 210
A FRAGMENTARY LACQUERED WOOD FIGURE OF BUDDHA, BURMA, 18TH/19TH CENTURY
seated in padmasana, his hands in bhumisparsa and dhyana mudra, with elongated earlobes and traces of gilt
30cm high
Estimate:  £180 - 220 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 211
A GILT-LACQUER MANUSCRIPT (KAMAWA-SA), BURMA, PROBABLY EARLY 20TH CENTURY
stiffened cloth, lacquered and gilt, with sgraffito decoration and applied brown lacquer script, sixteen folios with single piercing, twin lacquered wood covers (kyan) with similar decoration, associated cloth wrapper and strap
61 x 15.5 x 5cm (together)
(18)

Provenance: Acquired in Burma by the vendor about 25-30 years ago.

For a closely related Kamawa-Sa said to have been found in the palace at Mandalay in 1885, now in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, see inv. no. IS.11:26 to N-1969



Estimate:  £350 - 450 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 212
A CLAY VOTIVE PLAQUE, PAGAN, BURMA, CIRCA 12TH CENTURY
of arched form, the impressed relief depicting Buddha within a shrine, flanked by figures of Moggolana and Sariputta, a group of small stupas above
15 x 15.5 x 4.5cm
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 213
A KHMER BRONZE RELIQUARY, CAMBODIA, CIRCA 12TH CENTURY
the bowl on flared rim foot, the domed lid with bud finial
20.5cm high

Provenance: Formerly in an American collection

Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 214
A KHMER BRONZE BOTTLE, CAMBODIA, CIRCA 12TH CENTURY
of bulbous form, on flared ring foot, with ridge waisted neck and flared opening
22.5cm high

Provenance: Formerly in an American collection

Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 215
A MARBLE FRIEZE, RAJASTHAN OR GUJARAT, PROBABLY 15TH/16TH CENTURY
the central projecting panel depicting a pair of sparring elephants ridden by monkeys flanked by attendant figures framed by columns, the recessed smaller side panels with a further elephant and figures
16 x 77 x 6cm
Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 216
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:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 217
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:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 218
A TERRACOTTA HEAD, PROBABLY OF BUDDHA, KASHMIR, 6TH/7TH CENTURY
with elongated eyes, arched eyebrows and small pointed chin, mounted
17cm high

The very distinctive style of this head, from either a Buddha or Bodhisattva image, closely relates to a number of fine bronze images of the same period. For a Preaching Buddha with similar facial features, dated 694(?) in the Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, see F.1973.29.S. For two very similar terracotta heads, see Pratapadiya Pal, Arts of Kashmir, 2008, nos.53 & 56, and another in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, see M.85.193.1
Estimate:  £2000 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 219
A KUSHAN MOTTLED PINK SANDSTONE HEAD, PROBABLY OF A JINA, MATHURA, 2ND/3RD CENTURY
with protruding ears and tightly curled hair, mounted
13cm high

Published: Millner Manolatos, London, Catalogue VI (2006)
Estimate:  £500 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 220
A BUFF SANDSTONE HEAD OF A DEITY, PROBABLY SARNATH REGION, CENTRAL INDIA, 9TH/10TH CENTURY
the face turned slightly to his left, with serene expression and long arched eyebrows, wearing elaborate jewelled crown, the hair gathered in a bun at the back, mounted
21cm
Estimate:  £2500 - 3500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 221
A BUFF SANDSTONE HEAD OF BUDDHA OR A JINA, POST-GUPTA, CENTRAL INDIA, CIRCA 8TH CENTURY
from a relief or stele, with tightly curled hair, elongated earlobes, almond-shaped eyes and protruding lower lip, mounted
16cm high

Provenance: Private Collection, Japan, before 2010
Estimate:  £3000 - 4000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 222
A KUSHAN MOTTLED PINK SANDSTONE PILLAR FRAGMENT, MATHURA, INDIA, 2ND/3RD CENTURY
carved in relief, probably from a railing pillar, depicting the head of a salabhanjika, holding a khadga in her right hand, leafy branches behind, her hair gathered in an elaborate five-fold bun, mounted
21cm high

This fragment relates to the well-known series of Kushan railing pillars from the Mathura region, examples of which can be found in several museums both in India and the West. While the majority of these celestial maidens are depicted simply stretching out or holding a mirror, examples holding a sword are more unusual. This may relate to the 'sword dance' referred to in early texts in which foreign girls would perform. See K. Codrington, 'The Art of India and Pakistan', London 1947, pl.54 for a salabhanjika holding up a similar sword in the National Museum, New Delhi. See also S. Asthana, 'Mathura Kala', New Delhi 1999, plates 103 and 105.

Estimate:  £3000 - 4000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 223
A SMALL POST-GUPTA STEATITE FRAGMENTARY BUST OF A GODDESS, PROBABLY DURGA, EASTERN INDIA, 8TH/9TH CENTURY
the voluptuous figure wearing elaborate jewellery, necklaces, earrings and crown
8cm high

The smooth mustard coloured steatite from Eastern India and Burma was the medium favoured for some of the most exquisite small-scale sculptures ever seen in the country. The rounded features and voluptuous treatment of the female form are typical of the post-Gupta style in the region, predating the Pala period.
Estimate:  £2000 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 224
A SMALL BLACK STONE PLAQUE DEPICTING DURGA MAHISASURAMARDINI, KASHMIR, CIRCA 9TH CENTURY
the six-armed Hindu goddess with her right foot and trident resting on the Buffalo Demon, on raised rectangular platform, wearing crown and large oval earrings, surrounded by arched lotus prabha
12.5 x 9 x 3.5cm
Estimate:  £1500 - 2500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 225
A BUFF SANDSTONE FRAGMENTARY FEMALE BUST, RAJASTHAN OR MADHYA PRADESH, CENTRAL INDIA, 10TH/11TH CENTURY
probably depicting Durga, carved in high relief, her right hand raised and body turned to her left, wearing elaborate coiffure, a quiver above her right shoulder
22cm high
Estimate:  £2000 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 226
A BRASS FIGURE OF DURGA MAHISASURAMARDINI, WESTERN DECCAN, 16TH/17TH CENTURY
the eight-armed goddess wielding various weapons wielding a trident (now missing), holding the hair of the demon in her primary left hand as it emerges from the buffalo's body, aided by her vehicle the lion and a cobra, on raised rectangular base
12cm high


Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 227
A BRONZE FIGURE OF A TAMIL SAINT, SOUTH INDIA, CIRCA 18TH CENTURY
seated in sattvasana on a raised cushion, his hands in vitarka and dhyana mudra, his long hair gathered in a bun
6cm high
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 228
A BRONZE FIGURE OF GANESHA, TAMIL NADU, SOUTH INDIA, 17TH/18TH CENTURY
the four-armed elephant-headed deity seated on a cushion, two rats on either side at his feet
6cm high

Ganesha's vehicle the rat is usually depicted on images of the deity; in this case there appear to be two rats, which is very unusual.
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 229
A JAIN BRONZE SHRINE, GUJARAT, WESTERN INDIA, CIRCA 16TH CENTURY
brass openwork, inlaid with silver and copper, the central tirthankara figure seated in padmasana on a lion throne, under a parasol supported by elephants, surrounded by diminutive figures of the other 23 tirthankaras, further figures of gandharvas, musicians and devotees below, traces of later gilding, indistinct devanagari inscription on the reverse
28cm high

Estimate:  £4000 - 6000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 230
A SMALL BRONZE FIGURE OF BALAKRISHNA, TAMIL NADU, SOUTH INDIA, 18TH/19TH CENTURY
the infant Krishna depicted crawling on a rectangular base, butter ball in his raised right hand, his hair tied in a bun
6.5cm
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 231
A MALE DEITY, PROBABLY WESTERN DECCAN, INDIA, CIRCA 18TH CENTURY
bronze fragment, with slender arms, his right raised, his left outstretched resting on an object, with tall tilted headdress and wide moustache, a quiver on his back, mounted
13cm high

Provenance: Private collection, London

Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 232
A BRONZE FIGURE OF NARASIMHA, TAMIL NADU, SOUTH INDIA, 18TH/19TH CENTURY
the four-armed lion-headed avatar of Vishnu seated in lalitasana on a lotus throne with his consort on his knee, his primary right hand in abhaya mudra, wearing tall conical headdress with bud finial
11.5cm high
Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 233
A BRASS GAURI HEAD, WESTERN DECCAN, INDIA, 19TH CENTURY
her hair gathered in a bun with moon and sun emblems, her forehead with third eye, her nose with ring
10cm high
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 234
A SMALL BRASS HEAD OF SIVA, WESTERN DECCAN, INDIA, CIRCA 18TH CENTURY
from a lingam, the moustachioed face with large almond shaped eyes and spiralling neck, a small yoni-lingam sheltered by a cobra on top of his head
15cm high

Provenance: From the collection of the late Peter Cochrane, acquired in 1973. Inv. no. JPC 73/82
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 235
A BRONZE GAURI HEAD, NORTHERN INDIA, 19TH CENTURY
her large ears with floral earrings and wire rings at the top, a further wire ring in her nose, her lips with traces of red lac, her hair tied in a bun with traces of black lac, crescent and moon motifs on the top of her head
11cm high
Estimate:  £180 - 220 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 236
KHANDOBA AND MHALSA ON THEIR HORSE, WESTERN DECCAN, CIRCA 17TH CENTURY
the divine couple seated together on a separately-cast rearing horse, the god's hand raised holding a sword (now missing), on rectangular openwork base
26cm high

Khandoba or Khanderao worshipped mostly in Maharashtra and Karnataka, is most commonly depicted on horseback, accompanied by his consort, Mhalsa or Bhairavi. He is thought to be a local folk deity who became increasingly assimilated with Siva and Bhairava with whose attributes and companions he is usually seen.
Estimate:  £1800 - 2200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 237
A LARGE BRASS SIVA LINGAM COVER, WESTERN DECCAN, 18TH/19TH CENTURY
in the form of a mask, with protruding ears, large moustache and curled hair tied in a bun, the third eye inlaid with silver, mounted on stand
23.5cm high
Estimate:  £1200 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 238
A JAIN SHRINE DEPICTING AMBIKA, GUJARAT, WESTERN INDIA, DATED SAMVAT 1552/1496 AD (?)
brass with silver inlay, the four-armed goddess seated on a small stool with legs loosely crossed, a baby a diminutive chauri bearer and lion at her feet, surrounded by an arched prabha with further jina and kalasa above, indistinct dedicatory inscription in devanagari with date on the reverse
10.5cm high
Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 239
A BRASS SIVA LINGAM SHRINE, WESTERN DECCAN, INDIA, 18TH/19TH CENTURY
cast in three sections, the head of Siva with moustache, third eye and conical headdress, the square base with diminutive figure of Nandi at the front, sheltered by a large cobra with bird-like face and engraved decoration
19.5cm high (together)
(3)
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 240
A SMALL JAIN BRASS SHRINE, WESTERN INDIA, CIRCA 17TH CENTURY
in the form of a four-sided canopied pavilion, on raised circular base, a jina seated in padmasana facing out in each direction, devanagari inscription around the upper base, the canopy with pointed finial
14cm high
Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 241
A JAIN SHRINE DEPICTING RSHABHANATHA, THE FIRST TIRTHANKARA, GUJARAT, WESTERN INDIA, DATED SAMVAT 1567/1511 AD
brass openwork, of arched architectural form, the central figure seated on a lion throne under a parasol, shaded by leafy boughs, surrounded by diminutive figures of the other 23 tirthankaras, two standing, the remainder seated, devanagari initials and emblem of two footprints on lower platform, dedicatory inscription and date in devanagari script on the reverse
27cm high
Estimate:  £2500 - 3500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 242
A BRONZE PLAQUE DEPICTING VIRABHADRA, WESTERN DECCAN, INDIA, 17TH/18TH CENTURY
the four-armed deity holding sword and shield in his primary hands, a bow and trident in his other two, wearing sandals and tall headdress, standing within an arched niche surmounted by a coiled cobra, flanked by diminutive figures of Daksha and Sati
26cm high

Daksha had offended Siva at a sacrifice and his daughter. Sati, who was Siva's wife, felt so insulted that she threw herself on the pyre. Siva appeared as Virabhadra and cut off Daksha's head to avenge his wife. The gods pleaded for Daksha's life but his severed head could not be found, so the head of a goat was substituted instead.
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 243
AN OPENWORK BRONZE VIRABHADRA PLAQUE, WESTERN DECCAN, 16TH/17TH CENTURY
the four-armed Hindu deity depicted in high relief, holding various attributes including a sword and shield, stepping to his left under a trefoil arch surmounted by kirtimukha, diminutive figures of Daksha and Sati at the bottom
21.5 x 14 x 2cm

For a note about Virabhadra, see note to the previous lot
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 244
VISHNU WITH HIS CONSORTS, SRI AND BHU DEVI, TAMIL NADU, SOUTH INDIA, CIRCA 18TH CENTURY
the four-armed god standing erect, his primary right hand in varada mudra, his upper hands holding cakra and sankha, his consorts each holding a padma in one hand, the other by her side
10.5cm (Vishnu) and smaller
(3)
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 245
A SMALL BRONZE FIGURE OF BALAKRISHNA, TAMIL NADU, SOUTH INDIA, 19TH CENTURY
the infant deity depicted crawling on a raised rectangular platform, holding a butter ball in his raised right hand, his hair tied in a bun
7.5cm high
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 246
A SMALL FIGURE OF A HINDU GODDESS, POSSIBLY LAKSHMI, TAMIL NADU, SOUTH INDIA, 18TH/19TH CENTURY
seated in sattvasana on a lotus, her primary hands in abhaya and varada mudra, her upper hands holding conch and noose
5cm high
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 247
A BRONZE FIGURE OF NARASIMHA, TAMIL NADU, SOUTH INDIA, 18TH/19TH CENTURY
the lion headed avatar of Vishnu seated on a raised throne, holding his consort sitting on his knee, his two right hands in abhaya mudra and holding a cakra,
8cm
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 248
SIX SMALL BRONZE IMAGES, INDIA, 18TH-19TH CENTURIES
comprising a sivalingam, a prabha and figures of Hanuman, Ganesha, Siva with Parvati and a Saivite shrine
7cm long and smaller

Provenance: Private Collection, Northern England

Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 249
FIVE SMALL BRONZE IMAGES, SOUTH INDIA, 18TH CENTURY AND LATER
depicting Skanda, Vishnu, Sri Devi and two further figures of the consorts of Vishnu
7cm high and smaller; together with a brass temple lamp, Western Deccan, 18th century, in the form of Dipalakshmi, with five headed cobra canopy, 12cm long (6)

Provenance: Private Collection, Northern England

Estimate:  £120 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 250
A BRONZE ARM ORNAMENT (BAZUBAND) DEPICTING HANUMAN, SOUTH INDIA, CIRCA 18TH CENTURY
of convex lobed form, the openwork design depicting the monkey god at the centre in an arched niche, his hands in namaskara mudra, holding a lotus, flanked by stylised foliate decoration, each end with attachment loop
9cm high; 9cm wide

Provenance: From the collection of the late Peter Cochrane, acquired in 1968, inv. no. JPC 68/28
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
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