04 septembre 2017

Jug with molded decoration, Iran, Kashan or Rayy, approx. 1100-1200

Jug with molded decoration, Iran, Kashan or Rayy, approx. 1100-1200. Glazed fritware. H. 7 in x Diam. 5 1/2 in, H. 17.8 cm x Diam. 14 cm. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60P474 © 2017 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture Ceramic vessels from the Islamic world often imitated the shapes, and sometimes the decoration, of metal vessels. The shape of this jug, might down to its knobbed handle, is probably inspired by a metal prototype. So is the raised, molded decoration,... [Lire la suite]
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04 septembre 2017

Lobed footed dish, Iran, approx. 1150-1250

Lobed footed dish, Iran, approx. 1150-1250. Glazed fritware. H. 2 1/4 in x Diam. 6 1/2 in, H. 5.7 cm x Diam. 16.5 cm. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60P1890 © 2017 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture The form of this small footed dish with petal shapes along the rim is a rarity for Persian ceramics and it may be a direct imitation of imported Chinese wares known in Persia by the twelfth century. Two other aspects of the dish are hallmarks of Persian ceramics,... [Lire la suite]
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16 août 2017

Kashan Calligraphic Tile, Iran, 13 - 14th century, Ilkhanid Dynasty (1256-1353)

Kashan Calligraphic Tile, Iran, 13 - 14th century, Ilkhanid Dynasty (1256-1353), 29.5cm high, 30cm wide © Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. This quadrilateral tile is decorated with a beautiful turquoise blue glaze. At the top of the object there is a frieze of repeated and overlapping tendrils that evoke flowers or plants. The central panel features Persian calligraphy written in the naskhi script. The inscription is cobalt blue which contrasts with the turquoise ground and accentuates the chromatic vivacity of the piece. The tile may be... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2017

Iznik Tile, Turkey, Second half of the 16th century

Iznik Tile, Turkey, Second half of the 16th century, 22.6cm high, 19.9cm wide © Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. This polychrome tile is painted with a large bole red, cobalt blue and green lotus blossom together with a green and red saz leaf, a small serrated leaf and half-flower heads with a large cobalt blue palmette border. The bottom left hand corner is decorated with cobalt blue, white and green scrolling clouds on a bole red ground. The tile would have been a part of a larger composition. Two pairs of Iznik tiles in The Victoria and... [Lire la suite]
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16 août 2017

Qajar tile, Iran, 19th century

Qajar tile, Iran, 19th century, 34.5cm high, 27cm wide © Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. The Qajar tile with vivid colours and crisp outline depicting an equestrian figure riding on a white horse hawking. The background with various buildings, flowers and mountains in the distance. Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. 69 Kensington Church Street, London W8 4BG, United Kingdom
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12 août 2017

Large Safavid blue and white charger, Iran, 17th century

Large Safavid blue and white charger, Iran, 17th century, 51.5cm diameter © Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. This large and monumental pottery charger is of shallow circular form and is painted in a greyish-cobalt blue glaze on a white ground. The dish is centrally decorated with eight-lotus flowers standing in a vase. The rim is widely painted with alternating panels of various trees and flowers including stylised pine trees, chrysantheums and lotus flowers. The style of this dish was heavily influenced by Chinese Kraak porcelain... [Lire la suite]
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12 août 2017

Kubachi plate, Iran, Late 16th - early 17th century

Kubachi plate, Iran, Late 16th - early 17th century, 26.9cm diameter © Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. The plate with a slightly flaring rim, painted in shades of cobalt blue and black with a central flowerhead surrounded by Chinese inspired landscape panels. Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. 69 Kensington Church Street, London W8 4BG, United Kingdom
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12 août 2017

Persian blue and white dish, Tabriz, Iran, Early 16th century

Persian blue and white dish, Tabriz, Iran, Early 16th century, 31.5cm diameter © Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. This dish of circular form is decorated with a large central peony spray amongst leaves. The inner rim of the dish is painted with a cobalt blue and black honeycomb pattern. There is a wave border on a hatched background on the everted rim. The back of the dish is decorated with cobalt blue waterweed design. Three spur marks are visible to the front of the dish.A similar Tabriz dish with accidental copper-turquoise splashes to... [Lire la suite]
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09 août 2017

Gold Coiled Wire Bracelet, Iran or Afghanistan, Seljuq, circa 10th Century

Gold Coiled Wire Bracelet, Iran or Afghanistan, Seljuq, circa 10th Century, Gold, coiled wire, D: 6.7cm © David Aaron This fabulous, zoomorphic piece dates from the Seljuq Empire. The Seljuqs were originally a nomadic Turkic people, who in the 10th century established a vast Islamic empire stretching from the Himalayas to the Mediterranean - encompassing much of the Ancient World. The lands they conquered often possessed long-established traditions of jewellery-making, and one can see in this bracelet a marvellous combination... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2017

Gold Bracelet, Islamic, possibly Fatimid Syria, 10th-13th Century A.D.

Gold Bracelet, Islamic, possibly Fatimid Syria, 10th-13th Century A.D., Gold, D: 6.8cm, H: 6.8cm © David Aaron This Islamic bracelet has an unusual, simple beauty. It exemplifies early Islamic taste for gold, and for the aniconic relationship between precious metal and geometric ornament.[1] It has a circular band in a torc design, open at the top. The two terminals are delicately shaped, widening from the slender stem of the band to two flat circular nodes. On the uppermost rim a pattern is carved, composed of diagonal... [Lire la suite]