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NEW YORK – In 1526, the Mughals, descendants of the Mongol leaders Tamerlane and Genghis Khan, created an empire stretching from the Indus Valley and northern Afghanistan to sub-continental India. The empire endured until the 19th century, and flourishing trade sparked Mughal artisans to innovate within a wide range of arts and crafts, from textiles to […]
LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. –Rago Arts and Auction Center’s 2,000-lot auction on Sept. 14-16 would have been a great success without lot 2606. With it, Rago’s has made news. Lot 2606, cataloged as “jewel encrusted Mughal dagger, Northern India, rare Kanhjar form, 18th/19th century Quillon, grip and pommel in gold set with cabochon rubies, emeralds and diamonds […]
LONDON – Tipu Sultan’s fabled bedchamber sword sold for £14 million ($17.4 million) at Bonhams Islamic and Indian Art sale in London on May 23. It had an estimate of £1,500,000-£2,000,000 ($1.2 million-$2.4 million). The result represents a new world auction record for both an Indian and Islamic object.
LONDON – There were impressive results for Bonhams’ Michael Goedhuis: Brush & Bronze sale on May 17 at Bonhams New Bond Street. The curated sale, which offered a selection of Chinese ink paintings by more than 20 key artists of the last four decades and bronze sculptures and vessels, mostly focused on those produced from […]