10 juin 2015

An Ottoman gold-mounted jade Pendant, Turkey, 17th Century

An Ottoman gold-mounted jade Pendant,  Turkey, 17th Century. Sold for £1,000 (€1,372). Photo: Bonhams. of cusped form, with glass insets in raised floral gold mounts surrounded by engraved scrolling floral decoration, the top of the pendant drilled for suspension, the reverse plain  5.5 x 7 cm. Provenance: Collection of La Comtesse de Broissia-Tortillia, Alexandria; and by descent. Bonhams. ISLAMIC AND INDIAN ART, 9 Jun 2015 10:30 BST - LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE
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10 juin 2015

A Kubachi underglaze-painted pottery Dish, Persia, 17th Century

A Kubachi underglaze-painted pottery Dish,  Persia, 17th Century. Sold for £2,125 (€2,917). Photo: Bonhams. decorated in blue, white and black with Chinese style decoration consisting of cranes in an ornamental pond  33.8 cm. diam. Bonhams. ISLAMIC AND INDIAN ART, 9 Jun 2015 10:30 BST - LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE
10 juin 2015

A Safavid underglaze-painted pottery Vase, Persia, 17th Century

A Safavid underglaze-painted pottery Vase,  Persia, 17th Century. Estimate £400 - 600 (€550 - 820). Unsold. Photo: Bonhams. decorated in cobalt blue on a white ground with Chinese style designs consisting of pavilions, waterfalls, figures, and floral and vegetal motifs, pseudo Chinese mark to base, later copper mounts - 18.5 cm. high Bonhams. ISLAMIC AND INDIAN ART, 9 Jun 2015 10:30 BST - LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE
10 juin 2015

A Timurid inscribed jade Amulet, Persia, 15th Century

A Timurid inscribed jade Amulet,  Persia, 15th Century. Sold for £1,500 (€2,059). Photo: Bonhams. of cusped drop-shape, with flattened top edge, one side carved with floral design, the other side similarly carved with central hexagonal calligraphic panel - 6 x 7 cm. Provenance: Collection of La Comtesse de Broissia-Tortillia, Alexandria; and by descent. Note: Inscriptions: aqebat be-kheyr bad, 'May the end be good'. Bonhams. ISLAMIC AND INDIAN ART, 9 Jun 2015 10:30 BST - LONDON,... [Lire la suite]
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10 juin 2015

A Samanid slip-painted calligraphic pottery Bowl, Persia, 10th Century

A Samanid slip-painted calligraphic pottery Bowl,  Persia, 10th Century. Sold for £3,125 (€4,290). Photo: Bonhams. decorated in cream and brown slip with inscriptions - 24.5 cm. diam. Note: Inscriptions: al-'ilm ashraf al-ahsab ... wa al-[murr]owah ash[bak] ... [al ans]ab, 'Knowledge is most noble of all values and chivalry the most praise-worthy quality of one's heritage'. to the centre, ahmad, 'most laudable'. Bonhams. ISLAMIC AND INDIAN ART, 9 Jun 2015 10:30 BST - LONDON,... [Lire la suite]
10 juin 2015

A Samanid slip-painted pottery Bowl, Persia, 10th Century

A Samanid slip-painted pottery Bowl,  Persia, 10th Century. Sold for £2,750 (€3,775). Photo: Bonhams. decorated in cream and brown slip with pseudo inscriptions - 27 cm. diam. Bonhams. ISLAMIC AND INDIAN ART, 9 Jun 2015 10:30 BST - LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE
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05 mai 2015

Dix pièces d'Iznik, Turquie ottomane de la Collection Joseph Soustiel chez Christie's Paris, 6 Mai 2015

  Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 PARIS - Joseph Soustiel est né le 10 mai 1904 dans une famille d’antiquaires ; son grand-père Moïse Soustiel (1836-1916) fonda un magasind’antiquités à Salonique (Grèce) en 1883, avec des dépôts à Skopje, Sarajevo et Istanbul. En 1896, son père Haïm (1871-1939) s’installa à Istanbul où il ouvrit un magasin dans le Grand Bazar (96 Tarakçılar Sokak), puis un second (dans le Zincirli Khan) en 1913. Joseph quitta la capitale ottomane en octobre 1921 pour rejoindre... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2015

A fine Aghkand pottery bowl, North Iran, circa 12th century

A fine Aghkand pottery bowl, North Iran, circa 12th century. Estimate £40,000 - £60,000 ($59,720 - $89,580). Price Realized £314,500 ($472,379). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Of rounded form with T-section rim on short rounded foot, the off-white ground of the interior incised and decorated in green, ochre and manganese with a central goose on a ground of scrolling vine issuing cusped palmettes, the rim with a geometric design of alternating green and ochre triangles alternated with manganese dots, upper part of the... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2015

Two Sino-Islamic Cloisonné Vases, China, probably late Qing dynasty (1644-1912), 19th-early 20th century

Two Sino-Islamic Cloisonné Vases, China, probably late Qing dynasty (1644-1912), 19th-early 20th century. Estimate : 2 880 € / 3 600 € €. Photo courtesy Auctionata AG. Cloisonné, brass - Polychrome surface with Sino-Arabic scripts (Hui) in roundels - Ruyi-shaped borders around the sweeping lips - Baluster-shaped bodies - 2 enclosed bronze rods for handling the incense - Height: each 16 cm; diameter: each 8 cm - Good condition  This lot is comprised of a pair of polychrome... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2015

Spinach jade, Persia, 15th-16th century, Late Timurid or early Safavid period

Spinach jade, Persia, 15th-16th century, Late Timurid or early Safavid period. Estimate : 12 000 € / 15 000 €. Photo courtesy Auctionata AG. Flat poly-lobed pendant with fine relief carvings - Horizontal suspension bar at the top - One side with calligraphic inscriptions and scrolling tendrils - The other side with floral decorations - Fine oily surface - Max. diameter: 6.5 cm - Very good condition  The fine relief carvings of the offered jade pendant clearly follow the tradition... [Lire la suite]