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19C Reverse Glass Painting of Shiva, Parvati and Ganesh from the Pal Collection

$ 12,000
  • Description
    PRESENTING a STUNNING and HIGHLY DESIRABLE and IMPORTANT 19C Reverse Glass Painting of Shiva, Parvati and Ganesh from the Pal Collection.

    This piece has impeccable Provenance!

    It was purchased by a Private Dallas Collector at Christie’s New York Auction on 20th March 2008. Sale Number 2112, Lot No. 290.

    Christie’s operate a twice yearly auction of Southeast Asian Art & Antiquities in New York in the months of March and September.

    This sale was titled “The Scholar’s Vision: The Pal Family Collection”.

    The painting was described as “A reverse glass painting of Shiva, Parvati and Ganesh – India, Maharashtra, 19th Century.

    The holy family seated on the floor, mother and child in the lap of Shiva, with a red background and blue borders. Opaque pigments and metal leaf on glass. 12 x 16 in. (30.4 x 40.6 cm.)


    Durga: Avenging Goddess, Nurturing Mother, Norton Simon Museum of Art, 7 October 2005 – 27 March 2006″.

    It carried an Auction estimate of USD 2,500 to USD 3,500 and Sold for USD 2,500 (not including Buyers Premium).

    Allowing for inflation alone this would be over $4,300 in today’s value. At highest estimate, this would equate to over $6k in today’s value.

    The rear of the painting has 2 labels.

    (1) ” The Shaiva Holy Family, India: Maharashtra, 18th Century. Pigments on Glass, 16 x 12 in. (40.6 x 30.5 cm), L.3.2004.4 (Dr. Pal)”

    (2) A shipping label.

    The Christies NY Auction of “The Scholar’s Vision: The Pal Family Collection” had 156 Lots and the total sale realized $1,269,912 …. adjusting for inflation, almost $2M today!

    The reason that we are 100% certain that this is the same painting as sold by Christie’s is that it is only one of a large Private Dallas Collection that we have acquired and most pieces have the ORIGINAL auction and catalog labels on them (for both Christie’s and Sotheby’s). All items were purchased by this private Collector between 1999 and 2008 at both auction houses sales in New York during that period. Check out the rest of the Collection and you will see why we have such ‘certainty’ about authenticity.

    Provenance: From “The Pal Family Collection” – Christies Auction – NY 2008

    Condition: Very good original condition.

    Dimensions: In Frame: 13.5 inches wide, 17.75 inches tall and 0.5 inch deep.

    The visible painting is 16 x 12 in. (40.6 x 30.5 cm)

    As an added bonus and proof of authenticity the painting still retains it’s original Christie’s Lot No. Label.

    It has substantially increased in value over the years as a RARE piece from the ‘renowned’ Pal Family Collection and a RARE piece of antique Asian Indian Art.
  • More Information
    Origin: India
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: reverse painted glass in gold frame
    Condition: Good. Very good original condition.
    Creation Date: 1860
    Styles / Movements: Asian Art
    Catalog References: Christie’s New York Auction on 20th March 2008. Sale Number 2112, Lot No. 290.
    Incollect Reference #: 697803
  • Dimensions
    W. 13.5 in; H. 17.75 in; D. 0.5 in;
    W. 34.29 cm; H. 45.09 cm; D. 1.27 cm;
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