28 novembre 2020

Oxford’s History of Science Museum reopens with exhibition of rare Islamic metalwork

The Courtauld Bag. Metalwork bag, Mosul, Northern Iraq 1300 – 1330. Brass with silver and gold inlay. The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld, London. OXFORD, 5 October 2020 – Precious and Rare: Islamic Metalwork from The Courtauld, a new exhibition at the History of Science Museum provides a modern day interpretation on Islamic metalwork spanning the 11th to 16th centuries, with an accompanying online exhibition and contributions by the local community. The exhibition will explore how the intersections... [Lire la suite]
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31 octobre 2020

An extremely large and impressive Iznik pottery dish, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1590

Lot 119. An extremely large and impressive Iznik pottery dish, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1590; 16in. (41cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 25,000 - GBP 35,000. Price realised GBP 43,750. Courtesy Sotheby's. With sloping rim on short foot, the white interior painted under the glaze in bole-red, cobalt-blue, green and black with a symmetrical floral design of red roses and blue tulips, in a stylised 'wave-and-rock' border, the underside with green rosettes alternating with paired blue tulips, repaired break. ... [Lire la suite]
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31 octobre 2020

An Iznik pottery dish, Ottoman Turkey, third quarter 16th century

  Lot 117. An Iznik pottery dish, Ottoman Turkey, third quarter 16th century; 11 7/8in. (30.2cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000. Price realised GBP 8,750. Courtesy Sotheby's. With sloping cusped rim on short foot, the white interior with four delicately drawn pale blue floral sprays in a border of similar floral sprays, the border outlined in strong cobalt-blue, the exterior with alternating pale grey floral motifs, small repair to rim. Provenance: E. Grünberg and E.M.... [Lire la suite]
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31 octobre 2020

A rimless Iznik pottery 'grape' dish, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1565

Lot 115. A rimless Iznik pottery 'grape' dish, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1565; 13 1/8in. (33.5cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000. Price realised GBP 37,500. Courtesy Sotheby's. With curving sides on short foot, the white interior decorated in cobalt-blue and green with a central roundel comprising three large bunches of grapes amongst spiralling tendrils and scalloped leaves, the wide cavetto with scrolling floral vines and leaves, the exterior with a similar scrolling design. Note: The... [Lire la suite]
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31 octobre 2020

An Iznik pottery dish, Turkey, 17th century

Lot 114. An Iznik pottery dish, Turkey, 17th century; 11 ¾in. (29.7cm.). Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000. Price realised GBP 3,250. Courtesy Sotheby's. Decorated with a central stylised flowerhead in green, blue and bole-red on a white ground, within scrolling floral tendrils, the rim with 'wave-and-rock' pattern in black, the reverse with alternating stylised scrolls in green and blue, a small repaired break and minor chips to the rim. Sotheby's. Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds... [Lire la suite]
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27 octobre 2020

A calligraphic cuerda seca pottery tile, Safavid Iran, 17th century

Lot 36. A calligraphic cuerda seca pottery tile, Safavid Iran, 17th century; 9 1/8in. x 9 1/8in. (23.2cm. x 23.1cm.). Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000 (USD 5,200 - USD 7,800). Price realised GBP 4,375. Courtesy Sotheby's. The upper register decorated in polychrome with a stylised flowerhead between leafy vine stemming from white ground cartouches with black arabesques, below this poetic inscriptions in black nasta'liq on white ground, minor chips to edges, otherwise intact. Provenance:... [Lire la suite]

27 octobre 2020

A lajvardina pottery jug, Ilkhanid Iran, 13th century

  Lot 14. A lajvardina pottery jug, Ilkhanid Iran, 13th century; 10 ¾in. (27.1cm.) high. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000 (USD 26,000 - USD 39,000). Price realised GBP 25,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. The drop-shaped body decorated with red and gold lattice roundels interspersed with stylised leaf-motifs on a cobalt-blue ground, beneath a band of geometric motifs, the neck similarly decorated, the glaze mostly iridised. Provenance: Private Japanese collection late 1960s, from whom... [Lire la suite]
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27 octobre 2020

A Kashan lustre pottery jug, Central Iran, early 13th century

Lot 15. A Kashan lustre pottery jug, Central Iran, early 13th century; 7 5/8in. (19.4cm.) high. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 40,000 (USD 39,000 - USD 52,000). Price realised GBP 37,500. Courtesy Sotheby's. The rounded body decorated with a band of kufic on a scrolling arabesque ground, repeated stylised palmette motifs and a band of geometric motifs with roundels above and below, the neck with a similar kufic inscription with a smaller inscription below, the handle decorated with a geometric... [Lire la suite]
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27 octobre 2020

A Kashan lustre pottery bowl, Iran, circa 1200

Lot 13. A Kashan lustre pottery bowl, Iran, circa 1200; 8 3/8in. (21.2cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 25,000 - GBP 35,000 (USD 32,500 - USD 45,500). Price realised GBP 30,000 Courtesy Sotheby's. Of conical form, the interior decorated with roundels each containing seated figures in a golden-brown lustre on a scrolling ground, the exterior with a calligraphic band above repeated scrolling stylised palmette motifs, the base with a dark lustre dense scrolling vegetal diaper, two hairline cracks,... [Lire la suite]
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27 octobre 2020

An Abbasid lustre pottery jar, Mesopotamia, 10th Century

Lot 7. An Abbasid lustre pottery jar, Mesopotamia, 10th Century; 9in. (22.9cm.) high. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000 (USD 39,000 - USD 65,000). Price realised GBP 150,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. Of typical form with rounded body tapering towards mouth, the shoulder with a band of kufic interrupted by four stylised handles, below this a band of parading long-necked birds, repaired breaks and small areas of restoration. Provenance: Excavated in 1946... [Lire la suite]
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