Naman Chaudhary #Takes5

11/06/2022     News Stories & Press Release, Islamic & Indian Art

Meet Naman Chaudhary ( @naman.m.chaudhary )

Naman writes about gardening, art and history after completing his MA in Journalism from Dublin. He grew up in Delhi where he worked for Vice India and led heritage walks. Here he picks his five favourite lots from the upcoming Arts of India auction that will take place on Tuesday 14 June, which he commented was : ‘Quite hard as there were so many wonderful pieces I loved.

Find out his picks below.

 

A carved brass spherical huqqa base,

Lot 28: A carved brass spherical huqqa base, possibly Lahore, India, late 17th century, of globular form,with short slightly flaring neck marked with a flange at its base and ring midway, with cut out flowers possibly intended for silver or enamel inlay, 17.4cm. high
Estimate:  £1,000- £1,200

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Lot 159: 
A Mughal portrait of the Emperor Akbar the Great (r. 1556-1605) with his children Jahangir and Prince Murad, Mughal India, late 16th century, opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, Akbar stands to left in a white jama with black floral sash, holding his younger son who wears a white and red hat and gold tunic, his older son depicted waving and with a small leopard on a leash, to reverse an identifying inscription in black in Persian and in Devanagari, image 11.2 x 7.2cm. Provenance: Deceased estate, UK The scene of this miniature painting is very close to another depicting Akbar holding the infant Jahangir with a minister, attributed to circa 1600-1620 and sold at Sotheby's New York, March 22, 1989, Lot 60.

Estimate:  £2,500- £3,500
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Lot 138: An illustrated Jain Vijnaptipatra scroll, Udaipur, India, late 19th/early 20th century, opaque pigments on paper, divided into registers, depicting scenes of palace life, rulers and courtesans feasting and being entertained, battles, shrines, figures from epics, within an outer floral border on yellow ground, 16cm. x approx. 520cm. Vijnaptipatra are letters sent to Jain monks by the community, inviting the spiritual leaders to spend the monsoon in their hospitality. For other examples see Bonhams New York 17 September 2014, Lot 148 and Bonhams New York 14 September 2015, Lot 112.
Estimate:  £3,000- £4,000
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Lot 7: A Greek style terracotta of Buddhist Donor, Gandhara, 3th-4th century, the mouth depicted open and displaying teeth the broad forehead with recessed urna, the hair set back on waves, mounted on plinth, without plinth 22cm. high Provenance: Acquired Spink & Sons 1977-78.
Estimate: £4,000- £5,000
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Two Kashmiri painted wood door panels, India, mid-19th century, decorated with floral displays in vases, on a red ground, the reverse plain red, 175cm high, 38.5cm. and 51cm. wide (2)

Lot 101: Two Kashmiri painted wood door panels, India, mid-19th century, decorated with floral displays in vases, on a red ground, the reverse plain red, 175cm high, 38.5cm. and 51cm. wide (2)

Estimate:  £400- £600

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Ends 

Arts of India
Tuesday 14 June, 11.00 am

 

View catalogue here 



Viewing times

Roseberys Showroom Viewing 
Friday 10 June 9.30am – 5.00pm
Sunday 12 June 10.00am – 2.00pm
Monday 13 June 9.30am – 5.00pm

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