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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03 novembre 2022

A Kashan lustre, turquoise and cobalt-blue star tile, Iran, late 13th-early 14th century

Lot 31. A Kashan lustre, turquoise and cobalt-blue star tile, Iran, late 13th-early 14th century; 8in. (20.3cm.) across. Price realised GBP 163,800 (Estimate GBP 60,000 – GBP 80,000). © Christie's Image 2022 Depicting a camel with saddle cover walking amongst foliage, intact. Property from a Private American Collection. A Lustrous Menagerie: Persian Ceramics from a Private American Collection The 1931 Exhibition of Persian Art held at the Royal Academy in London was organised by Arthur Upham... [Lire la suite]
12 septembre 2022

"Splendeurs des oasis d'Ouzbékistan" au Louvre, 23 novembre 2022 - 6 mars 2023

PARIS - L’exposition Splendeurs des oasis d'Ouzbékistan nous donne à rêver sur un carrefour de civilisations, au cœur de l’Asie centrale, en Ouzbékistan, où résonnent bien sûr les noms de Samarcande et de Boukhara. Bien d’autres oasis marchandes de ce pays ont révélé des oeuvres aujourd’hui classées patrimoine mondial de l’humanité.Grâce aux prêts exceptionnels de l’Ouzbékistan ou de grands musées européens et américains, l’exposition réunit près de 180 oeuvres. Elle invite à un voyage dans l’espace et dans le temps, en... [Lire la suite]
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24 août 2022

Glazed pottery bowl with stylised motifs, Egypt, Ca. 11th-13th century AD

  Lot 86. Glazed pottery bowl with stylised motifs, Egypt, Ca. 11th-13th century AD. L:83mm / W:232mm ; 470g. Lot sold £200. (Estimate £300-£600). © Apollo Art Auctions A ceramic bowl of a wide, flaring body sitting upon a low ring foot. The interior is highly ornamented with ochre, brown and red stylised motifs possibly evolved from writing. Provenance: Private London collection of Early Islamic Art - M.A.; formerly acquired on the UK art market since the 1980s. Apollo Art... [Lire la suite]
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24 août 2022

Nishapur glazed charger, Ca. 10th century AD

Lot 67. Abbasid ceramic bowl imitating Chinese porcelain wares, Iraq, Ca. 9th century AD. L:67mm / W:293mm ; 970g. Lot sold £200. (Estimate £300-£600). © Apollo Art Auctions A terracotta charger in a light brown fabric with a cream interior ornamented with black and brown geometric motifs around the central interior register of the bowl. Nishapur was an ancient and medieval city in Iran, famous for its rich ceramic, glass and metalwork traditions, until it was destroyed by the... [Lire la suite]
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24 août 2022

Safavid ceramic bowl imitating Chinese porcelain wares

Lot 67. Safavid ceramic bowl imitating Chinese porcelain wares, Iran, Ca. 17th century AD. L:80mm / W:140mm ; 220g. Lot sold £500. (Estimate £750-£1,500). © Apollo Art Auctions A nicely shaped glazed pottery cup imitating Chinese porcelain wares resting upon a short flared stem. The interior is embellished with a blue-painted rim and central quatrefoil design. Provenance: Private London collection of Early Islamic Art - M.A.; formerly acquired on the UK art market since the... [Lire la suite]
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21 août 2022

Nishapur slipware bowl depicting lion, Persia (Nishapur), Ca. 10th-11th century AD

Lot 64. Nishapur slipware bowl depicting lion, Levant or Persia, Ca. 11th century AD. Size: L:66mm / W:170mm ; 320g. Estimate £200-£400. Lot sold £150. © Apollo Art Auctions A pottery bowl of truncated conical form raising from a ring foot, decorated with a zoomorphic creature (lion?) with a curved body and upraised tail, painted in dark brown, yellow and green against white ground. Provenance: Private London collection of Early Islamic Art - M.A.; formerly acquired on the UK art market since... [Lire la suite]
21 août 2022

Seljuk green glazed bowl, Levant or Persia, Ca. 11th century AD

Lot 63. Seljuk green glazed bowl, Levant or Persia, Ca. 11th century AD. Size: L:76mm / W:150mm ; 300g. Estimate £150-£300. Lot sold £100. © Apollo Art Auctions A pottery bowl with flaring sides rising from an unglazed ring foot. The interior is covered with green glaze, the exterior with multiple bands in various depths, partly glazed. The rim is uneven with small black protruding knobs. Provenance: Private London collection of Early Islamic Art - M.A.; formerly acquired on the UK art... [Lire la suite]
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20 août 2022

Seljuk or Ilkhanate tile frieze, Kashan, Ca. 12th-13th century AD

Lot 14. Seljuk or Ilkhanate tile frieze, Kashan, Ca. 12th-13th century AD. Size: L:250mm / W:193mm ; 1.57kg. Estimate £750-£1,500. © Apollo Art Auctions A rectangular-shaped pottery tile with a brown ground decorated with a dotted and vegetal motifs and navy glazed calligraphy in relief. This tile, which would have originally been one of a series of tiles running along the wall of a building, is a testament to the technical skills of Seljuk craftsmen. Provenance: Private London collection of... [Lire la suite]
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