09 avril 2008

Midi-Pyrénées - La Cour d'Appel de Toulouse-IV légitime la tradition taurine et condamne l'Alliance Anticorrida

Par son arrêt du 7 avril 2008, la Cour d'Appel de Toulouse vient de confirmer la légitimité de la tradition taurine dans la région Midi Pyrénées et de condamner l'Alliance anticorrida à verser 3000 euros aux organisateurs de Rieumes, ainsi qu'à payer les dépens. La Cour rappelle qu’en réalité le problème de fond que constitue la persistance de cette tradition locale ininterrompue avait déjà été irrévocablement jugé depuis un arrêt rendu par cette même juridiction le 20 Janvier 2003, décision à l’encontre de laquelle le pourvoi en... [Lire la suite]
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09 avril 2008

An important Samanid slip-painted pottery calligraphic Bowl - Persia, 10th Century

An important Samanid slip-painted pottery calligraphic Bowl - Persia, 10th Century with wide flaring sides painted in manganese black with a central bold dot and kufic inscriptions, all on a white ground  35.1 cm diam. - Estimate: £20,000 - 30,000 Provenance: Kevorkian Collection, Paris, acquired 1962. Exhibited: L’Art Iranien dans les Collections Belges, Musée du Cinquantenaire, Brussels, 10th November until 19th December 1971.Exposition de L’Art ancien de L’Iran et son Rayonnement a Braine L’Alleud, Maison... [Lire la suite]
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09 avril 2008

Two talismanic porcelain Dishes made for the Islamic Market - China, 19th Century

Two talismanic porcelain Dishes made for the Islamic Market - China, 19th Century one decorated in black and gilt on a white ground with bands of nakshi inscription, a magic box in the centre, the other in orange, light purple and gold with similar decoration  20.5 cm. diam. max(2) - Estimate: £1,000 - 1,500 Exhibited: Naissance et Evolution de L'Ecriture, Société Générale de Banque, Brussels, 8th November 1984 to 3rd January 1985 and Banque Générale du Luxembourg, Luxembourg, 16th January to 6th March 1985. ... [Lire la suite]
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09 avril 2008

A rare large Timurid/ early Safavid jade Pendant - Persia, 15th/ 16th Century

A rare large Timurid/ early Safavid jade Pendant - Persia, 15th/ 16th Century of cusped pentagon form, in spinach green, incised and inlaid with gold, one side with an inscription-filled central roundel surrounded by floral bands, the other side with a cusped diamond-shaped rosette filled with floral and foliate motifs surrounded by floral bands and flanked by two floral rosettes, twelve holes pierced around the sides  7.8 x 8 cm. - Estimate: £6,000 - 8,000 Exhibited: L’Art Iranien dans les Collections Belges, Musée... [Lire la suite]
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09 avril 2008

A gem-set metal bridal Crown - Samarkand, 19th Century

A gem-set metal bridal Crown - Samarkand, 19th Century the parcel-gilt copper crown inset with a carnelian, glass, turquoise, rose-cut amethysts and garnet-coloured stones, the body with pendant tear-shaped fringe, thread attachments. approx. 13 cm. high; 18.2 cm. diam. - Estimate: £1,000 - 1,500 (Copyright © 2002-2008 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved) Bonhams. The Jacques Desenfans Collection, 10 Apr 2008. New Bond Street
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09 avril 2008

An Iznik pottery Dish - Turkey, early 17th Century & A Theodore Deck Iznik-style pottery Jug, France, 19th Century

An Iznik pottery Dish - Turkey, early 17th Century with sloping rim, underglaze, decorated in blue, green, raised red and black outline on a white ground with split palmettes and arabesques within a floral and leafy rim; and A Theodore Deck Iznik-style pottery Jug, France, 19th Century. dish 27.2 cm. diam; jug 17.4 cm. high(2) - Estimate: £1,000 - 1,500 (Copyright © 2002-2008 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved) Bonhams. The Jacques Desenfans Collection, 10 Apr 2008. New Bond Street
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09 avril 2008

An Ottoman ivory-mounted silver hand Mirror - Turkey, 19th Century and later

An Ottoman ivory-mounted silver hand Mirror - Turkey, 19th Century and later composite, the handle and reverse of mirror covered in delicate silver floral filigree and miniature raised bosses throughout, a large turquoise set in the middle of the back of the mirror, corals set above the ivory terminal of the handle 35.6 cm. long - Estimate: £1,000 - 1,500 Provenance: Acquired in London in 1962.Note: For further examples of similar Ottoman mirrors, see Rogers and Ward, Suleyman the Magnificent, London, 1988, pp. 142-3. ... [Lire la suite]
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09 avril 2008

An Ottoman turquoise-set silver Turban Pin - Balkans, 19th Century

An Ottoman turquoise-set silver Turban Pin - Balkans, 19th Century composed of a domed section and three slim plume-shaped sections above, the surface set with bands of oval turquoises and silver and nielloed decoration, verso with hook; this lot also includes A breast badge of the Ottoman 'Order of Medici', France, 19th Century, star-shaped and enamelled; and a turban pin set with blue and red glass  14 cm. long(3) - Estimate: £500 - 700 (Copyright © 2002-2008 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights... [Lire la suite]
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09 avril 2008

An Ottoman moulded tombak and enamelled Bowl - Turkey, 18th Century

An Ottoman moulded tombak and enamelled Bowl - Turkey, 18th Century with rounded body and upright rim, the exterior rim and upper body decorated with bands of bosses enamelled in blue, turquoise and white, a further boss in the middle of the interior  12.9 cm. diam. - Estimate: £1,000 - 1,500 Bonhams. The Jacques Desenfans Collection, 10 Apr 2008. New Bond Street
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09 avril 2008

An Ottoman marble Dervish Turban and Base - Turkey, 18th Century

An Ottoman marble Dervish Turban and Base - Turkey, 18th Century the turban of rounded form, carved with vertical and horizontal folds, one side revealing a small carved out rose, the base with carved out square recess for column, the original square column stand included  approx. 20 cm. high(2) - Estimate: £4,000 - 6,000 Note: The marble turban and base would originally have embellished a tomb.These types of tombstones reflected a person's status in Ottoman soiety. In this case, there is a rose concealed within... [Lire la suite]
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