16 mai 2023

Islamic ceramics sold at Sotheby's London, 26 April 2023

Lot 81. A large Kashan turquoise spouted ewer, Persia, 12th century; 24cm. height. Lot Sold 3,810 GBP (Estimate 3,000 - 5,000 GBP). © Sotheby's intact, the slightly widening cylindrical body with rounded sloping shoulder, on short straight foot, the narrowing neck with indented vertical sections and four applied bosses on each side, terminating in a projecting tubular spout, the handle linking the mouth and shoulder with fluted thumbpiece and rope-pattern at the back, covered with a... [Lire la suite]

11 mai 2023

Rare and important Iznik water bottle at Bonhams Islamic and Indian Art sale

Lot 56. An important Iznik pottery water bottle (surahi) Turkey, circa 1575. Estimate: £100,000-200,000. Sold. Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- A rare and important 16th century Iznik pottery water bottle known as a surahi is to be offered at Bonhams Islamic and Indian Art sale in London on Tuesday 23 May 2023. Made in Turkey in around 1575, the 37.8 cm. high bottle is estimated at £100,000-200,000.The water bottle comes from the collection of the Rolin family. The Belgian businessman Leon Rolin (1871-1950), nicknamed 'The... [Lire la suite]
05 mai 2023

Iznik pottery sold at Christie's London, 27.04.2023

Lot 120. An Iznik blue and white pottery bowl, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1530; 10cm high; 18.7cm diam. Price realised GBP 15,120 (Estimate GBP 15,000 – GBP 20,000). © Christie's Images Ltd 2023 Of hemispherical form, rising from short foot, the white interior decorated in blue and turquoise with a central roundel issuing swirling leaves against a cobalt-blue ground, the cavetto with alternating design of cypress trees and floral sprays framed within cusped arches, the exterior with a... [Lire la suite]
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28 avril 2023

Islamic Ceramics sold at Christie's London, 27.04.2023

  Lot 8. A Samanid pottery bowl, Central Asia or North East Iran, 9th-10th century;  20.7cm diam. Price realised GBP 15,120 (Estimate GBP 12,000 – GBP 18,000). © Christie's Images Ltd 2023 The white interior with a band of dark brown floriated kufic in the cavetto, bands of geometric decoration towards around the rim, repaired breaks. Provenance: With Nakashiba Shoji co. ltd., Tokyo, Japan, since early 1970s,With Gallery N. Osaka, Japan, by 1981 ... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2023

Christie's announces 'The Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds including Oriental Rugs and Carpets'

  LONDON.- Christie’s announced the Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds including Oriental Rugs and Carpets, a live auction at Christie’s King Street, London, on 27 April. The sale features striking examples of manuscripts, paintings, ceramics, metalwork, and carpets.Leading the sale is a magnificent group of bejewelled Mughal treasures that showcase the splendours of the Indian courts. Two further masterpieces include a vividly-illustrated folio that captures the regal grandeur of a royal court scene, showcasing the... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2023

A Highly Important Timurid Voided Velvet, Late 15th century

A Highly Important Timurid Voided Velvet, Late 15th century, Herat, Present day Afghanistan. Silk velvet, 140.5 x 198 cm (55 x 78 in.). Price available upon inquiry. Courtesy MULLANY at TEFAF Maastrich 2023 Provenance: Joseph Soustiel, Paris, 1960sPrivate collection, UK, 1969–70. This important late 15th century Timurid voided velvet floor spread comes from Persia at the time of when its most important artist, Kamal al-din Bihzad (c. 1455/60–1535) was creating masterful miniatures with a... [Lire la suite]
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07 mars 2023

New Galleries for Art of the Islamic Worlds at The Museum of Fine Arts Houston

Iran, Ewer, 1607–08, brass; cast, engraved, and inlaid with black compound, the Hossein Afshar Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. HOUSTON - The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, announced that new galleries devoted to art from historic Islamic lands will open to the public in early 2023. With the new galleries more than doubling the Museum’s current gallery space for Islamic art, the MFAH will be able to present its permanent collection, enhanced by a significant selection of Persian masterworks from the... [Lire la suite]
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19 février 2023

'Reverent Ornament: Art from the Islamic World' opens at the Columbia Museum of Art

COLUMBIA, SC.- The Columbia Museum of Art announces featured spring exhibition Reverent Ornament: Art from the Islamic World, on view Saturday, February 18, through Sunday, May 14, 2023. Organized by the Huntington Museum of Art and toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C., the exhibition offers some 45 works with which to explore the arts and crafts traditions and scientific innovations of Iran, Egypt, India, Syria, and Turkey from the 10th to the 19th centuries.What was in Western culture historically... [Lire la suite]
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21 décembre 2022

An Iznik polychrome pottery dish, Turkey, Ottoman, 17th century

Lot 115. An Iznik polychrome pottery dish, Turkey, Ottoman, 17th century. 27.4cm diam. Lot sold: 12,600 GBP (Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP). © 2022 Sotheby's. of shallow rounded form, decorated in underglaze green, red and dark blue with thick black outlines, a central saz leaf rising from a leafy tuft, flanked by stems of roses, tulips and hyacinths, the rim with alternating rosette and tulip buds, the underside with stylized blue and green patterns and old collector's... [Lire la suite]
19 décembre 2022

'Embroidered Garden: Ottoman Textiles from the Borg Collection' at Pergamonmuseum, Berlin

Towel with rich embroidery of silk, silver threads and gold lantern (detail), Turkey, 18th/19th century. © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Islamische Kunst / Claus Uhlendorf BERLIN - This special presentation in the Pergamonmuseum’s book art cabinet affords a glimpse into one of the strands in the rich textile tradition of the Ottoman Empire: alongside carpets and woven fabrics, lesser-known embroideries also played a major role in this tradition, predominantly in domestic contexts in urban areas. These pieces... [Lire la suite]
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