Amin Jaffer, Anglo-Indian carved ivory model of the Hazarduari Palace, Bengal Corps of Engineers, Christie's, Colonel Duncan Macleod, From the Vault at Christie’s, Hamayun Jah, Hanoverian Order, Hazarduari, Hazarduari Palace, Mubarak Ali Khan, Murshidabad, Nawab of Bengal, Royal Guelphic, Sagore Mistri, The Collection of Professor Sir Albert Richardson
A Remarkable Anglo-Indian Carved Ivory Model of the HazarduariPalace in Murshidabad
Estimated price: £30,000-50,000
Height: 18 centimetres (7.06 inches) Width: 96.8 centimetres (38.5 inches)
Depth: 47 centimetres (18.5 inches)
Having remained unseen and untouched for almost half a century, the Collection of Professor Sir Albert Richardson, P.R.A. (1880-1964) – the celebrated collector, architect and President of the Royal Academy (1954-1956) – will be auctioned over two days in London later this month.
Providing a window into an older, some would say more civilised world, the piece that caught my eye is a remarkable Anglo-Indian carved ivory model of the HazarduariPalace in Murshidabad, made around 1837, which the Professor bought for £50 in 1949. Continue reading