Alain.R.Truong

21 janvier 2017

Iznik tile, Turkey, Second half of the 16th century

Iznik tile, Turkey, Second half of the 16th century, 25cm square. Amir Mohtashemi Ltd at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. A polychrome tile of square form painted with cobalt blue, green and bole red on a white slip ground. A central star-like floral rosette is surrounded by four main flower heads on a symmetrical design with leaves and stylised lotus flowers.   A nearly identical tile is illustrated in Bilgi, Iznik: The Ömer Koç Collection, Hülya Bilgi, Ghent, 2015, fig. 149, p. 350. Amir Mohtashemi... [Lire la suite]
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21 janvier 2017

Iznik border tile Turkey, Second half of the 16th century

Iznik border tile Turkey, Second half of the 16th century, 25.5cm high, 13cm wide. Amir Mohtashemi Ltd at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. This polychrome rectangular border tile is painted in cobalt blue, turquoise and bole red outlined delicately in black. The cobalt blue ground is decorated with carnations, tulips and floral medallions alternating with white cartouches containing additional floral medallions. There is only one other known example in The Musee du Louvre, Paris, Accession Number... [Lire la suite]
21 janvier 2017

Iznik blue and white hexagonal tile, Turkey, circa 1540-45

Iznik blue and white hexagonal tile, Turkey, circa 1540-45, 25.5cm high, 22.5cm wide. Amir Mohtashemi Ltd at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. This hexagonal tile is painted in cobalt blue and turquoise under transparent glaze on a white ground. The surface of the tile is decorated with a large star. In the centre of the star there is a blue and turquoise rosette with protruding stems terminating in various flower heads. Two similar hexagonal blue and white tiles can be found in The Victoria & Albert Museum,... [Lire la suite]
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21 janvier 2017

Iznik dish, Turkey, 16th century

Iznik dish, Turkey, 16th century, 28.5cm diameter. Amir Mohtashemi Ltd at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. This Iznik dish with scalloped rim is expertly painted with unusual cobalt blue double-tulips with green knots, bole red and green rosettes. The interior of the dish has a symmetrical composition of a large blue and red cypress tree. To each side of the cypress tree there is a symmetrical design of blue hyacinths with red roses and tulips. The exterior of the dish is painted with alternating cobalt blue... [Lire la suite]
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21 janvier 2017

Iznik dish, Turkey, 16th century

Iznik dish, Turkey, 16th century, 28.5cm diameter. Amir Mohtashemi Ltd at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. The circular dish with an everted rim is painted with a cobalt blue, green and black wave-pattern. The centre of the dish has an asymmetrical composition of bole red and blue roses, blue and red hyacinths and a blue tulip with red dots, all rising from a central sprig of leaves. The exterior of the dish is painted with alternating blue and green rosettes and cobalt blue double-tulips outlined in black.  ... [Lire la suite]
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21 janvier 2017

Iznik dish, Turkey, 16th century

Iznik dish, Turkey, 16th century, 28.8cm diameter. Amir Mohtashemi Ltd at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. This circular dish has an everted rim. In its centre there is a symmetrical polychrome composition of bole red roses, cobalt blue hyacinths, red tulips, red and blue carnations with green stems and leaves on a white ground. The rim is decorated with a wide wave-pattern border; the exterior has alternating floral rosettes and cloud-like motifs  Provenance: Joseph Soustiel, Paris, 1960s-70s Amir... [Lire la suite]
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21 janvier 2017

Persian blue and white dish, Tabriz, Iran, Early 16th century

Persian blue and white dish, Tabriz, Iran, Early 16th century, 31.5cm diameter. Amir Mohtashemi Ltd at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. This dish of circular form is decorated with a large central peony spray amongst leaves. The inner rim of the dish is painted with a cobalt blue and black honeycomb pattern. There is a wave border on a hatched background on the everted rim. The back of the dish is decorated with cobalt blue waterweed design. Three spur marks are visible to the front of the dish.A similar Tabriz... [Lire la suite]
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21 janvier 2017

Epigraphical turquoise pottery bowl, Iran or Golden Horde, Ilkhanid Period, 13th-14th century

Epigraphical turquoise pottery bowl, Iran or Golden Horde, Ilkhanid Period, 13th-14th century, 20cm diameter. Amir Mohtashemi Ltd at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. The frit-ware bowl is painted in a vibrant turquoise glaze. In the centre of the bowl, there is a double-cross design with boldly painted black underglaze naskhi calligraphy to the interior of the bowl. The inner rim is decorated with a pear-shaped border and radiating lines are represented on the exterior of the bowl.This bowl with naskhi calligraphy... [Lire la suite]
21 janvier 2017

Iznik dish, Turkey, Second half of the 16th century

Iznik dish, Turkey, Second half of the 16th century, 31cm diameter. Amir Mohtashemi Ltd at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. The polychrome dish is painted with a symmetrical composition of a central green cypress tree, cobalt blue and bole red saz leaves with roses and meandering branches to each side. The key fret border on the rim has an alternating bole red and green decoration with black outline. The reverse of the dish is decorated with alternating cobalt blue flowers with green leaves and single cintemani dots... [Lire la suite]
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21 janvier 2017

SAP cofounder and art collector Hasso Plattner opens Barberini Museum in Potsdam

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) and Hasso Plattner, entrepreneur and patron, pose in front of a painting by Edvard Munch during the official opening of the Barberini Museum in Potsdam, near Berlin, on January 20, 2017. Plattner helped to establish the Museum Barberini, which from January 2017 on will exhibit Plattner’s collection of artworks. Bernd von Jutrczenka / POOL / AFP. POTSDAM.- In the past three years a piece of cultural history has been reconstructed in the heart of Potsdam. On January 23, 2017, the Museum... [Lire la suite]