09 janvier 2020

Ottoman Turkey Iznik pottery vessels at Christie's London, 5 October 2010

Lot 301. An Iznik pottery jug, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1560; 9 7/8in. (25cm.) high. Estimate GBP 60,000 - GBP 80,000. Price realised GBP 61,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  Of baluster form rising from short, slightly splayed foot to tapering neck with everted mouth and shaped spout, simple handle leading from the mouth to the body, the white ground decorated in cobalt-blue, bole-red, green and black with rows of sailing vessels with striped blue sails, around them red and green stylised... [Lire la suite]
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09 janvier 2020

An elegant Ayyubid or early Mamluk marvered glass jar, Egypt or Syria, 12th-13th century

Lot 143. An elegant Ayyubid or early Mamluk marvered glass jar, Egypt or Syria, 12th-13th century; 4 3/8in. (11cm.) high. Estimate GBP 25,000 - GBP 35,000. Price realised GBP 25,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  Of bulbous form rising from short trumpet foot to flaring mouth, the purple translucent glass body marvered with white threads in festooned oblique patterns, clean repaired breaks. Note: This aubergine coloured glass jar punctuated with a white foliated palmette design is an... [Lire la suite]
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09 janvier 2020

A wheel-cut blue glass bottle, North-East Iran, 9th-10th century

  Lot 69. A wheel-cut blue glass bottle, North-East Iran, 9th-10th century; 3in. (7.8cm.) high. Estimate GBP 2,500 - GBP 3,500. Price realised GBP 5,625. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  Of rounded form with short slightly flaring facetted neck, the body with rows of wheel-cut roundels, the shoulder marked with a carved line, iridescence, intact. Christie's. Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds, London, 5 October 2010
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09 janvier 2020

A blue enamelled gold-decorated sandwich glass beaker, probably Iran, 9th century

Lot 64. A blue enamelled gold-decorated sandwich glass beaker, probably Iran, 9th century; 3¼in. (8.2cm.) high. Estimate GBP 60,000 - GBP 80,000. Price realised GBP 73,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  Of cylindrical form with flat base, the body decorated in gilt in the 'sandwich-glass' technique with an arcade formed of lotus leaves and containing large palmetes, each palmette flanked with a small blue dot, a smaller band above with repeating smaller palmettes with occasional blue dots, the... [Lire la suite]
09 janvier 2020

A group of six large calligraphic pottery tiles, Safavid Iran, 17th century

Lot 200. A group of six large calligraphic pottery tiles, Safavid Iran, 17th century; 15 x 15 5/8in. (38 x 34.8cm.). Estimate GBP GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000. Price realised GBP 15,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  Each of rectangular form with a double line of inscription in white thuluth reserved against cobalt-blue ground, repaired breaks and minor repainting. Provenance: Canadian Collection, circa 1998. Note: A group of eight tiles from the same original frieze were sold in... [Lire la suite]
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08 janvier 2020

An Ilkhanid lustre, cobalt-blue and turquoise moulded pottery tile, Iran, late 13th-early 14th century

Lot 114. An Ilkhanid lustre, cobalt-blue and turquoise moulded pottery tile, Iran, late 13th-early 14th century; 15 x 15 5/8in. (38 x 34.8cm.). Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 7,000. Price realised GBP 6,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  Of rectangular form, the main field moulded with a Persian inscription in large thuluth script highlighted in cobalt-blue, the ground with dense scrolls with trefoils, the upper band with a frieze of mirroring palmettes, a moulded band with small cartouches... [Lire la suite]
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08 janvier 2020

A Kashan lustre, cobalt-blue and turquoise moulded inscription tile, Central Iran, 13th century

Lot 115. A Kashan lustre, cobalt-blue and turquoise moulded inscription tile, Central Iran, 13th century; 14 7/8 x 14 5/8in. (38 x 37.2cm.). Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000. Price realised GBP 4,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  Of square form, the main register with a moulded cobalt-blue naskh inscription on a ground of spiralling tendrils issuing leaves, palmettes and bold birds on a deep lustre ground, the upper register with inverted palmettes issuing leafy swags, the lower register... [Lire la suite]
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08 janvier 2020

A turquoise glazed moulded pottery jar, Seljuk Iran, 12th or early 13th century

Lot 98. A turquoise glazed moulded pottery jar, Seljuk Iran, 12th or early 13th century; 15in. (38.2cm.) high. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 7,000. Price realised GBP 6,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  Of baluster form with slightly tapering neck and rounded lip, a band of interlocking kufic around the neck, with chasing animals around the shoulder, the body with moulded foliage, repaired, areas of repainting. Christie's. Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds, London, 5... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2020

A Kashan blue, black and white glazed cockerel-head pottery ewer, Central Iran, 13th century

Lot 105. A Kashan blue, black and white glazed cockerel-head pottery ewer, Central Iran, 13th century; 9¾in. (24.6cm.) high. Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000. Price realised GBP 4,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  With drop-shaped body rising from short vertical foot to cockerel-head mouth with pronounced comb, simple handle, the body with a register of wide white interlacing strapwork forming cobalt circles with radiating black motif, above and below bands of white naskh reserved against... [Lire la suite]
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08 janvier 2020

A lustre and turquoise glazed pottery bottle, Kashan, Central Iran, circa 1200

Lot 91. A lustre and turquoise glazed pottery bottle, Kashan, Central Iran, circa 1200; 10in. (25.5cm.) high. Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000. Price realised GBP 2,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  Of bulbous form on short conical foot rising to a thin tubular neck, with flaring mouth and cusped lip, a lustre inscription in cursive naskh around the shoulder, a band with a similar inscription reserved against the lustre ground below, with stylized foliage around base, neck and mouth, the... [Lire la suite]