16 mars 2020

A Safavid blue and white porcelain cat, Persia, 17th century

Lot 114. A Safavid blue and white porcelain cat, Persia, 17th century; 14.3cm. height. Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. in the form of a seated cat, the soft-paste porcelain body painted with blue Chinese-inspired stylised details to body, feline features, a hole between ears and one to chest for use as a Qalyan. Provenance: Christie's London, 23 October 2007, lot 161. Sotheby's. ARTS OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD AND INDIA INCLUDING FINE RUGS AND CARPETS, 01 Apr 2020
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16 mars 2020

A Safavid agate-set parcel-gilt seal ring, Persia, 16th century

Lot 114. A Safavid agate-set parcel-gilt seal ring, Persia, 16th century; 2.6cm. height, 2.2cm. diam. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the flat round chalcedony seal incised with thuluth script reading 'Muhammad, 'Ali, Hassan', set within a frame with strapwork motifs, the shoulder and sides of the silver hoop applied with intricately worked gold foliate decoration and pointed base, underside with incised lozenge-shaped motif. Provenance: Ex-private collection, Germany.... [Lire la suite]
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16 mars 2020

A large Samarqand polychrome slip-painted pottery bowl, Central Asia, 10th century 

Lot 94. A large Samarqand polychrome slip-painted pottery bowl, Central Asia, 10th century; 12.7cm. height; 33.5cm. diam. Estimate: 7,000 - 10,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. of deep rounded form on short foot, the cream slip decorated with bold pseudo-calligraphic inscriptions in dark brown, with burnt ochre knotted motifs and palmettes, simple rippled band around the outside rim, exterior plain. Provenance: Sotheby’s Geneva, 25 June 1985, lot 138. Ex-collection Johannes Hellner... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2020

A small Abbasid lustre pottery bowl depicting two birds, Iraq, 9th century

Lot 94. A small Abbasid lustre pottery bowl depicting two birds, Iraq, 9th century; 12.8cm. diam. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the earthenware body of open form with slightly everted rim on a low foot, decorated in a dark golden monochrome lustre over an opacified tin glaze, the cavetto painted with a pair of birds around a central roundel, exterior with three medallions against a background of peacock eye motifs, old Sotheby's label. Provenance: Sotheby’s Geneva, 25 June... [Lire la suite]
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16 mars 2020

An Abbasid tin-glazed pottery bowl, Iraq, 9th-10th century

Lot 96. An Abbasid tin-glazed pottery bowl, Iraq, 9th-10th century; 20.6cm. diam. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the rounded body with everted rim and short foot, decorated in cobalt blue in an opacified tin glaze with a central six-petalled rosette with hatched border sprouting stylised palmettes. Note: A similar bowl, also featuring a border of stylised sprouting palmettes, is in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, from the Nasli M. Heeramaneck Collection, gift of... [Lire la suite]
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16 mars 2020

A large Abbasid tin-glazed pottery bowl, Iraq, 9th century

Lot 93. A large Abbasid tin-glazed pottery bowl, Iraq, 9th century; 9.6cm. height; 28.2cm. diam. Estimate: 40,000 - 50,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the earthenware body decorated in cobalt blue in an opacified tin glaze, with a central stylised palm tree and wave-like designs near rim on a short foot. Note: Appearing for the first time in the late eighth or ninth century, Abbasid opaque white glazed pottery is believed to be direct evidence for Chinese imported porcelain. During a period when the Islamic world’s centre... [Lire la suite]
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16 mars 2020

An Iznik blue and white cusped-rim pottery dish, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1570-75

Lot 140. An Iznik blue and white cusped-rim pottery dish, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1570-75; 12 ¼in. (32cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000 (USD 7,536 - USD 10,048). © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  With cusped rim, the central floral roundel surrounded by four swirling floral sprays, the rim with further simplified floral sprays, the cavetto's exterior with six cloud-like foliate motifs.  Note: The blue and white decoration of this dish which consists of four floral sprays... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2020

An Iznik pottery dish, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1560

Lot 124. An Iznik pottery dish, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1560; 12 ½in. (31.7cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000 (USD 18,840 - USD 25,120). © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  With sloping cusped rim, the white interior decorated in bole-red, sage green, black and two shades of blue, with a dense floral spray of carnations and a single tulip flanked by two hyacinth branches, the rim with paired tulips and single cintamani roundels, the exterior with alternating blue flowerheads and... [Lire la suite]
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16 mars 2020

An Iznik pottery jug, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1600

Lot 123. An Iznik pottery jug, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1600; 10 5/8in. (27cm.) high. Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000 (USD 5,024 - USD 7,536). © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  Of baluster form, short foot rising to a flaring trumpet mouth with straight handle, decorated with swaying vertical bands which alternate between a green double band and a red line over white ground, the neck with a band of small diagonal black lines, a band of blue leafy patterns below, with black highlights around the... [Lire la suite]
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16 mars 2020

An Iznik pottery dish, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1580

Lot 122. An Iznik pottery dish, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1580; 10 ½in. (26.8cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000 (USD 10,048 - USD 15,072). © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  With sloping rim, the interior decorated in bole-red, green and blue with floral spray composed of a central group of carnations falnked by tulips and sprays of blue flowerheads, the rim with a stylised wave and rock design, the exterior with alternating flowerheads and paired tulips in green, the underside with old... [Lire la suite]
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