12 novembre 2017

An Abbasid pottery bowl depicting a bird, Iraq, 9th-10th century

Lot 48. An Abbasid pottery bowl depicting a bird, Iraq, 9th-10th century. height: 7.5cm.; 3in. diam.: 23.4cm.; 9 3/16 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the earthenware body with a lightly everted rim, painted in lustre on an opaque white glaze, the centre depicting a bird, possibly a peacock, with five roundels to the reverse, both sides surrounded by contour panels on a dotted ground, base with inscription, broken and restored with some associated infill and... [Lire la suite]
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08 novembre 2017

Dagger with Scabbard, Indian, Mughal, 1605–27

Dagger with Scabbard, Indian, Mughal, 1605–27. Steel, iron, gold, rubies, emeralds, glass, wood, textile. L. 14 5/8 in. (37.1 cm); L. without scabbard 13 15/16 in. (35.4 cm); L. of grip 4 13/16 in. (12.2 cm); L. of blade 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm); W. of grip 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm); L. of scabbard 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm). Purchase, Harris Brisbane Dick Fund and The Vincent Astor Foundation Gift, 1984, 1984.332 © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  The hilt of the dagger is... [Lire la suite]
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08 novembre 2017

Short Sword (Yatagan) from the Court of Süleyman the Magnificent (reigned 1520–66), Istanbul, ca. 1525–30

Short Sword (Yatagan) from the Court of Süleyman the Magnificent (reigned 1520–66), Workshop of Ahmed Tekelü (possibly Iranian, active Istanbul, ca. 1520–30), Istanbul, ca. 1525–30. Steel, gold, ivory (walrus), silver, turquoise, pearls, rubies. L. 23 3/8 in. (59.3 cm); L. of blade 18 3/8 in. (46.7 cm); Wt. 1 lb. 8 oz. (691 g). Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 1993, 1993.14 © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Exquisite workmanship and lavish use of precious... [Lire la suite]
07 novembre 2017

An Ottoman tile with flower design, Iznik, late 16th-early 17th century

Lot 174. An Ottoman tile with flower design, Iznik, late 16th-early 17th century.  Estimate 4 500 € / 5 500 €. Courtesy Artcurial Carreau de revêtement en céramique siliceuse, décoré en polychromie et engobe rouge sur fond blanc d'oeillets, de tulipes et d'églantines et d'un élégant motif de ruban festonné. Fracture transversale, quelques éclats dans le rouge. Dim. : 24,4 x 24,8 cm Provenance: Collection R.B et G.B. Archéologie & Arts d’Orient dont la collection Henry de... [Lire la suite]
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07 novembre 2017

An Iznik pottery dish painted with double saz palms and flowers, Turkey, circa 1575

Lot 176. An Iznik pottery dish painted with double saz palms and flowers, Turkey, circa 1575. Estimate 14 000 € - 18 000 €. Courtesy Artcurial Plat "tabak" en céramique siliceuse, décoré, en polychromie et engobe rouge sur fond blanc, de deux palmes "saz" encadrant un vase à deux oeillets aux tiges entrecroisées et deux branches d'églantines. Sur le marli, frise de tulipes vertes et rouges disposées deux à deux de part et d'autre de neuf églantines bleues. Au revers, frise de six "sequins" bleus alternant avec six doubles... [Lire la suite]
03 novembre 2017

A rimless Iznik pottery dish, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1575

Lot 206. A rimless Iznik pottery dish, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1575. 11 ¼in. (28.5cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 25,000 - GBP 35,000. Price realised GBP 43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The rimless dish decorated with an elegant floral spray around a centralsaz leaf in bole-red, green, black and white reserved against a cobalt-blue ground, the exterior with alternating paired tulips and flower-heads, areas of restoration, drilled rim and foot. Note: This fine Iznik dish is... [Lire la suite]
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02 novembre 2017

A rare turquoise-glazed pottery jug, Damascus, Syria, 14th century

Lot 58. A rare turquoise-glazed pottery jug, Damascus, Syria, 14th century. 15 ½in. (40cm.). Estimate GBP 40,000 - GBP 60,000. Price realised GBP 65,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 On slightly splayed foot, pyriform body with tapering neck, rope-twist handle, the body painted underglaze with a wide band of black scrolling and floral tendrils above paired vertical lines, a band of pseudo inscriptions on the shoulder, crazing and old chips on the body with old repairs on the foot. ... [Lire la suite]
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02 novembre 2017

A rare Safavid blue-glazed pottery covered bowl (tas), Iran, 17th century

Lot 94. A rare Safavid blue-glazed pottery covered bowl (tas), Iran, 17th century. 9¾in. (25cm.) high; 12 5/8in. (32cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 40,000 - GBP 60,000. Price realised GBP 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The cobalt-blue surface with moulded turquoise-glazed decoration, minor areas of chipping, otherwise intact. Note: This covered bowl is amongst the most impressive examples of a small, distinctive group of Safavid pottery. Although they were designed to imitate the... [Lire la suite]
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17 octobre 2017

An Iznik blue and turquoise hexagonal tile, Turkey, circa 1525

Lot 197. An Iznik blue and turquoise hexagonal tile, Turkey, circa 1525. Estimate 5,000 — 8,000 GBP. © Sotheby's. fritware, decorated in underglaze blues and turquoise on a white ground, mounted in frame; 20.2cm. max.  Note: Similar tiles, most probably from the same group, are in the Louvre Museum, Paris (inv. no. 7456) and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London (inv. nos.1019-1892; 507-1900). Further examples were sold in these rooms, 17 October 1997, lot 30; 24 April 1991, lots 1144-47;... [Lire la suite]
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17 octobre 2017

A rare Safavid blue and white bowl, signed by Ramadan, Persia, probably Mashhad, dated 1121 AH/1709 AD

Lot 147. A rare Safavid blue and white bowl, signed by Ramadan, Persia, probably Mashhad, dated 1121 AH/1709 AD. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. © Sotheby's. white fritware body with deep central bowl and tall vertical edges on short foot ring, underglaze cobalt blue decoration with central inscription and floral stems, exterior also with inscriptive band; 8.8cm. height; 20.1cm. max diam.  Provenance: K. R. Malcolm, C.B.E (1908-84), thence by descent. Bibliography: G. Fehérvári, 'An early... [Lire la suite]
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