21 mai 2017

"A New Light on Bernard Berenson: Persian Paintings from Villa I Tatti" on view at Harvard Art Museums

Chess versus Backgammon, illustrated folio from an Anthology of Persian Treatises, Afghanistan, Herat, Timurid period, 1427. Ink, colors, silver, and gold on paper. Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, Florence. Photo: Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies; © President and Fellows of Harvard College. CAMBRIDGE, MASS.- This focused exhibition features illustrated Persian manuscripts and detached folios that were collected in the early 20th century... [Lire la suite]

18 mai 2017

A rare Ming pencase made for the Ottoman market, China and Ottoman Turkey, late 16th century

Lot 133. A rare Ming pencase made for the Ottoman market, China and Ottoman Turkey, late 16th century, 9¼in. (23.5cm.) long. EstimateGBP 80,000 - GBP 120,000 (USD 120,000 - USD 180,000). Price realised GBP 92,500 (USD 147,260). © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Of rectangular form with rounded ends and separate lid, the white ground decorated in cobalt-blue, the body with a register of scrolling vine issuing small leaves and large lotus flowers, above this a band of stylized cloud-bands, the... [Lire la suite]
08 mai 2017

Artcurial announces highlights from its Oriental Arts & Archaeology sale

PARIS.- On 23rd May, 2017, Artcurial will hold an auction dedicated to Oriental Arts. With more than 160 pieces, the sale will be divided in two parts. The first, dedicated to archaeology, will include an impressive ensemble of classic and Oriental antiquities, including a 5th century Sassanid art silver dish depicting a hunting scene (estimate: €200,000 – 250,000 / $220,000 – 275,000). The second part will be dedicated to Islamic and Indian arts with several Islamic ceramic and bronze collections, and some remarkable... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2017

Suite de trois carreaux à décor de grappes de raisin et végétaux, Faïence d'Iznik, XVIe-XVIIe s.

Lot 935. Suite de trois carreaux à décor de grappes de raisin et végétaux, Faïence d'Iznik, XVIe-XVIIe s, 26,5x26,5 cm. Estimation : 6 000 CHF / 8 000 CHF.  Photo Genève Enchères. Three Ottoman tiles painted with grape design, Iznik, 16th-17th century. Art Asiatique chez Genève Enchères, 1201 Genève, le 04 Mai 2017 à 12h00.
01 mai 2017

Aiguière à décor de cavaliers, céramique lustrée, Kashan, Iran, fin XIIe, début XIIIe s.

Lot 933. Aiguière à décor de cavaliers, céramique lustrée, Kashan, Iran, fin XIIe, début XIIIe s, H 28 cm. Estimation : 500 CHF / 800 CHF.  Photo Genève Enchères. A lustre-painted ceramic jar, Kashan, late 12th-early 13th century. Art Asiatique chez Genève Enchères, 1201 Genève, le 04 Mai 2017 à 12h00.
01 mai 2017

Plat à décor d'animal et calligraphie coufique, céramique lustrée, Kashan, Iran, fin XIIe, début XIIIe s.

Lot 932. Plat à décor d'animal et calligraphie coufique, céramique lustrée, Kashan, Iran, fin XIIe, début XIIIe s, D 21 cm. Estimation : 500 CHF / 800 CHF.  Photo Genève Enchères. A lustre-painted ceramic dish, Kashan, late 12th-early 13th century. Art Asiatique chez Genève Enchères, 1201 Genève, le 04 Mai 2017 à 12h00.

01 mai 2017

Coupe à décor de quatre motifs en noir, céramique, Nishapur, Iran, Xe s.

Lot 931. Coupe à décor de quatre motifs en noir, céramique, Nishapur, Iran, Xe s, D 21 cm. Estimation : 500 CHF / 800 CHF.  Photo Genève Enchères. A 10th century Nishapur cup. Art Asiatique chez Genève Enchères, 1201 Genève, le 04 Mai 2017 à 12h00.
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01 mai 2017

Coupe aux médaillons, Nishapur, Iran, Xe s.

Lot 929. Coupe aux médaillons, Céramique, Nishapur, Iran, Xe s, D 24 cm. Estimation : 400 CHF / 600 CHF.  Photo Genève Enchères. A 10th century Nishapur cup. Art Asiatique chez Genève Enchères, 1201 Genève, le 04 Mai 2017 à 12h00.
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01 mai 2017

Petite coupe à motif calligraphié en coufique, Nishapur, Iran, Xe siècle

Lot 928. Petite coupe à motif calligraphié en coufique, Céramique, Nishapur, Iran, Xe s, H 5,5 cm, D 14 cm. Estimation : 300 CHF / 500 CHF.  Photo Genève Enchères. A 10th century Nishapur cup with kufi inscription. Art Asiatique chez Genève Enchères, 1201 Genève, le 04 Mai 2017 à 12h00.
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30 avril 2017

The Taj of Azerbaijan

Taj (headdress). Sheki-Zagatala region, Azerbaijan, 19th century. Silver. Stamping, granulation. Azerbaijan Carpet Museum. Crown of the Bride, the Taj was an uncommon and precious headdress in the Western Caucasus regions. In ancient times, along with other jewelry that formed the basis of a wedding dress, the Taj took precedence among bridal gifts and was made by special order. The centerpiece of the Azerbaijan Carpet Museum‘s exhibition of jewelry masterpieces is this 19th Century Taj.  The center-top of the cap... [Lire la suite]
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