19 avril 2019

A Qajar cobalt blue and white calligraphic pottery tile, Persia, circa 1900

Lot 251. A Qajar cobalt blue and white calligraphic pottery tile, Persia, circa 1900; 24 by 24cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. decorated with inscription painted in blue relief glaze, mounted, old auction labels to reverse. Provenance: Ex-collection Sir Howard Hodgkin (1932-2017).Drouot, Paris, 15 June 1948, lot 34 (as indicated by old auction label to reverse). inscriptions: al-faqir ‘abd al-husayn ibn …. Haji ja’far khan mi’marbashi‘The needy ‘Abd... [Lire la suite]

19 avril 2019

A large Iznik calligraphic pottery tile, Turkey, second half 16th century

Lot 228. A large Iznik calligraphic pottery tile, Turkey, second half 16th century; 26.5 by 27.4cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. fritware decorated in underglaze blue, turquoise and relief red, outlined in black, with details of a large calligraphic inscription. inscriptions: … sahib-kiran'… Lord of the Auspicious conjunction'. Note: A large tile panel with similar script, in which the red bole is featured within some of the letters, is in the Ömer Koç collection (Bilgi 2015, pp.196-7,... [Lire la suite]
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19 avril 2019

A large Iznik calligraphic pottery tile, Turkey, second half 16th century

Lot 227. A large Iznik calligraphic pottery tile, Turkey, second half 16th century; 28.7 by 26cm. Estimate 12,000 — 18,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. fritware decorated in underglaze blue, turquoise and relief red, outlined in black, with details of a large calligraphic inscription, between two bands, corner restored. inscriptions: … oldi … '... became …' Sotheby's.  Arts of the Islamic World including Fine Rugs and Carpet, London, 01 May 2019, 10:30 AM
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18 avril 2019

A large Ottoman talismanic shirt (jama) with extracts from the Qur'an and prayers, Turkey, 16th-17th century

Lot 47. A large Ottoman talismanic shirt (jama) with extracts from the Qur'an and prayers, Turkey, 16th-17th century; 108 by 123cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. cotton shirt (jama) covered with text written in a variety of scripts, including thuluth, and square Kufic, in assorted colours, arranged in numerous panels, roundels, cartouches and lines, within bespoke perspex case. inscriptions: The inscriptions include quotations from the Qur'an,chapters II (al-baqara),... [Lire la suite]
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18 avril 2019

An important inscribed and dated West Persian silk rug, made for Baba Khan Na'ib Al-Saltanah (Later Fath-'Ali Shah) in 1790-91

Lot 297. A West Persian silk rug with an inscription panel, the inscription reading: hasb al-amr-e navvab-e mustatab-e ashraf-e vala na’ib al-saltanah ‘By the order of the Highness, the Gracious, the Noble, the Exalted, the Vice-regent (Na’ib al-Saltanah)' ‘amal-e nawruz saruqi fi 1205 ‘The work of Nawruz Saruqi in 1205 (1790-91)’, approximately 295 by 197 cm.,9ft. 8in; 6ft. 5in., dated AH 1205 (1790-91 AD). Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
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18 avril 2019

A large illuminated Qur'an, Persia, probably Shiraz, Safavid, second half 16th century

Lot 20. A large illuminated Qur'an, Persia, probably Shiraz, Safavid, second half 16th century; 35.5 by 24.5cm. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. Arabic manuscript on paper, 439 leaves plus 4 fly-leaves, 11 lines to the page, comprising 2 lines of large muhaqqaq script in black at the top and bottom, a middle line of large gold muhaqqaq outlined in black, 8 lines of black naskh against a gold speckled ground, bordered with cartouches with... [Lire la suite]
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15 avril 2019

An important Safavid silk and metal-thread 'Polonaise' carpet, Isfahan, Central Persia, first quarter 17th century

Lot 255. An important Safavid silk and metal-thread 'Polonaise' carpet, Isfahan, Central Persia, first quarter 17th century; 6ft.7in. x 4ft.6in. (205cm. x 141cm.) Estimate: £550,000 - GBP 750,000 (US$717,750 - USD 978,750). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Considerable silk pile, corroded and oxidised silver and gold metal-thread, original selvages, each end with complete braided and metal embroidered kilims, overall very good condition. Provenance: With the Saxon Elector... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2019

An important Safavid silk and metal-thread 'Polonaise' carpet, Isfahan, Central Persia, first quarter 17th century

Lot 254. An important Safavid silk and metal-thread 'Polonaise' carpet, Isfahan, Central Persia, first quarter 17th century; 6ft.7in. x 4ft.6in. (205cm. x 141cm.) Estimate: £600,000 - £800,000 (US$783,427 - US$1,044,570). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Remarkably good silk pile throughout, corroded silver metal -thread, a small spot repair in the centre, original fringes at one end, overall very good condition. Provenance: With the Saxon Elector and later King of Poland Augustus the... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2019

An Iznik polychrome pottery tile fragment with saz leaves and lotus blossoms, Turkey, circa 1550-1600

Lot 250. An Iznik polychrome pottery tile fragment with saz leaves and lotus blossoms, Turkey, circa 1550-1600; 20 by 29cm. Estimate £3,000 - £5,000. Photo: Sotheby's. decorated in underglaze blues, turquoise, viridian green and bole red with black outlines, mounted. Provenance: Ex-collection Sir Howard Hodgkin (1932-2017).Ex-private collection, Germany, since 1983 (as published in catalogue).Artcurial, Paris, 24 May 2016, lot 133. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World including Fine Rugs and... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2019

An Iznik cobalt blue and white pottery tile fragment with a peacock, Turkey, circa 1540-50

Lot 249. An Iznik cobalt blue and white pottery tile fragment with a peacock, Turkey, circa 1540-50; 23.5 by 17.5cm. Estimate £2,000 - £3,000. Photo: Sotheby's. decorated in underglaze cobalt blue and turquoise with peacock, mounted. Provenance: Ex-collection Sir Howard Hodgkin (1932-2017).Piasa, Paris, 5 December 2005, lot 18. Note: The fine drawing like quality of this tile is exceptional. It is comparable to the drawings in the albums of Murad III (Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna)... [Lire la suite]