20 avril 2018

An Ottoman sword (kilij) with ivory hilt and scabbard, Turkey, 18th century

Lot 166. An Ottoman sword (kilij) with ivory hilt and scabbard, Turkey, 18th century; 87cm. Estimate 18,000 — 25,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. lightly curved watered-steel blade and ivory hilt, the silver gilt quillons and scabbard mounts pierced, chased and engraved, designed with symbols of triumph, two suspension loops. Provenance: James Bowen (1751-1835) as originally indicated by a twentieth-century label stating: 'Presentation Sword, presented to Captain William H. Bowen R.N by M.M.... [Lire la suite]
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20 avril 2018

A Mughal or Ottoman shagreen and gem-set hilted dagger and scabbard, India or Turkey, 18th/19th century

Lot 164. A Mughal or Ottoman shagreen and gem-set hilted dagger and scabbard, India or Turkey, 18th-19th century; 30cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the slightly curved watered-steel blade with openwork horizontal central ridge and gold decoration comprising palmettes and inscriptions to each side, the hilt covered in green-stained shagreen set with gilt mounts containing pink gemstones, scabbard with en-suite decoration and gem-set jade terminal, bespoke velvet case. ... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2018

A fine Ottoman sword (yataghan) with lion-head hilt and scabbard, signed by Hasan, Turkey, 18th century

Lot 165. A fine Ottoman sword (yataghan) with lion-head hilt and scabbard, signed by Hasan, Turkey, 18th century; 74cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. with a single-edged blade, the forte decorated with an inscription within fine gilt scrolls, hilt designed as a lion head with finely engraved details and semi-precious stones, an Ottoman stamp on the blade in the shape of a pomegranate, the green-leather scabbard with silver lock and chape decorated with... [Lire la suite]
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20 avril 2018

A Zand enamelled and gilt-copper dagger (kard) and scabbard, Persia, dated 1207 AH/1792-3 AD, with Ottoman blade, Turkey

Lot 196. A Zand enamelled and gilt-copper dagger (kard) and scabbard, Persia, signed 'Ya Allah Aziz', dated 1207 AH/1792-3 AD, with Ottoman blade, Turkey, dated 1261 AH/1845-6 AD; 32.5cm. length. Estimate 14,000 — 18,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the tapering steel blade with silver inscription and incised floral design at the forte, the hilt and scabbard each decorated in polychrome enamel flowers and foliage in white ground cartouches on a blue ground scattered with... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2018

Kashan Pottery at Sotheby's London, 25 April 2018

Lot 119. A Kashan bird-headed pottery ewer, Persia, early 13th century; 29cm. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. of elongated baluster form, the body narrowing to a neck with flaring mouth in the form of a rooster's head with black details for eyes and crown, with curved, feather-like handle, the body decorated with bulbous drop form designs, each containing black tendrils. Note: This bird-headed ewer is of a rare form which perhaps finds its genesis in Persian metalwork... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2018

Firdausi (d.1020 AD), Shahnameh, Persia, Qazwin, Safavid, dated 985 AH/1577 AD

Lot 68. Firdausi (d.1020 AD), Shahnameh, Persia, Qazwin, Safavid, dated 985 AH/1577 AD. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. Persian manuscript on paper, 472 leaves plus 3 fly-leaves, 25 lines to the page text arranged in 4 columns, written in nasta’liq in black ink, titles in gold, f.3b and 4a with gold and polychrome shamsas followed by an opening bifolium with 12 lines of nasta’liq within clouds against a gold ground, surrounded by polychrome and gold... [Lire la suite]
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20 avril 2018

A Mughal nobleman riding through a landscape holding a hawk, India, Deccan, Bijapur, circa 1660-80

Lot 86. A Mughal nobleman riding through a landscape holding a hawk, India, Deccan, Bijapur, circa 1660-80, gouache and gold on paper, depicting a mounted nobleman holding a hawk on his right hand, a retinue with elephant following, within a landscape, inscription to the reverse; 18.4 by 27.4cm. Estimate 70,000 — 90,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. Note: This is an important and rare equestrian portrait painted at Bijapur during the third quarter of the seventeenth century. It is close in style and... [Lire la suite]
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20 avril 2018

Rugs and Carpets: Including Distinguished Collections at Sotheby's London, 23 April 2018

Sotheby’s London is delighted to announce its new Spring Rugs and Carpets sales to be held alongside London Islamic week. Our sale includes distinguished collections and offers a wide range of property drawn across Europe and the USA, with selected works representative of the international weaving centres of Persia, Caucasus, Anatolia, Central Asia, China, and Europe. We also include the second instalment of the prominent collection of Christopher Alexander; the first half formed the core of our NOVEMBER SALE last year.... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2018

Sotheby's announces highlights from the Arts of the Islamic World auction on 25 April

  Lot 167. A unique blue and white pilgrim flask with animals, Turkey, circa 1545-55; 32.2cm. height. Est. 60,000-80,000. Courtesy Sotheby’s. LONDON.- Sotheby’s Arts of the Islamic World auction on 25 April covers over 200 works of art produced under the aegis of multiple Islamic Empires, spread over three continents over a period of over 1,200 years. Prominent among the works on offer are exceptionally rare pieces hailing from prestigious private collections, including an exquisite panel of... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2018

A Kutahya pottery teapot, Ottman Turkey, 18th century

Lot 157. A Kutahya pottery teapot, Ottman Turkey, 18th century; 3 3/8in. (8.4cm.) high. Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000. Price realised GBP 13,125. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 Of rounded form rising from short slightly splayed foot to vertical rim, with simple loop handle and short tubular spout, the white ground painted in two shades of blue, bole-red, green, yellow, manganese and black with bold floral designs centered on two large rosettes, the base of the spout pierced through to allow the tea... [Lire la suite]
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