17 octobre 2017

An Iznik blue and turquoise hexagonal tile, Turkey, circa 1525

Lot 197. An Iznik blue and turquoise hexagonal tile, Turkey, circa 1525. Estimate 5,000 — 8,000 GBP. © Sotheby's. fritware, decorated in underglaze blues and turquoise on a white ground, mounted in frame; 20.2cm. max.  Note: Similar tiles, most probably from the same group, are in the Louvre Museum, Paris (inv. no. 7456) and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London (inv. nos.1019-1892; 507-1900). Further examples were sold in these rooms, 17 October 1997, lot 30; 24 April 1991, lots 1144-47;... [Lire la suite]
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17 octobre 2017

A rare Safavid blue and white bowl, signed by Ramadan, Persia, probably Mashhad, dated 1121 AH/1709 AD

Lot 147. A rare Safavid blue and white bowl, signed by Ramadan, Persia, probably Mashhad, dated 1121 AH/1709 AD. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. © Sotheby's. white fritware body with deep central bowl and tall vertical edges on short foot ring, underglaze cobalt blue decoration with central inscription and floral stems, exterior also with inscriptive band; 8.8cm. height; 20.1cm. max diam.  Provenance: K. R. Malcolm, C.B.E (1908-84), thence by descent. Bibliography: G. Fehérvári, 'An early... [Lire la suite]
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17 octobre 2017

A large and rare Kashan lustre sweetmeat pottery dish, Persia, circa 1200

Lot 146. A large and rare Kashan lustre sweetmeat pottery dish, Persia, circa 1200. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. © Sotheby's. the fritware body with seven circular compartments to centre, lustre painted with figures in monumental style interspersed with leafy fronds, exterior with cobalt blue alkaline glaze, two holes on either side through shallow bowl; 8.8cm. height; 31.4cm. diam. Note: A very similar dish is in the Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, The Norma Jean... [Lire la suite]
17 octobre 2017

A Kashan pottery bottle vase with spouted neck, Persia, 13th century

Lot 145. A Kashan pottery bottle vase with spouted neck, Persia, 13th century. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 GBP. © Sotheby's. the fritware body of globular form, tall thin neck and splayed mouth, decorated with three paired cobalt blue trails under a transparent glaze; 29.5cm.  Provenance: Ex-collection Harvey B. Plotnick.Sotheby's London, 3 October 2012, lot 148. Note: The use of fritware in Persia from the twelfth century onwards equipped craftsmen with the means to create finer ceramic... [Lire la suite]
14 octobre 2017

A Fatimid rock crystal chess piece, Egypt, 11th century

Lot 136. A Fatimid rock crystal chess piece, Egypt, 11th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. carved with deep bevel-cut scroll designs and dash details; 4.1cm.  From the Collection of Lothar Schmid (1928-2013) PUBLISHED: W. Seipel, Spielwelten der Kunst. Kunstkammer spiele (exh. cat.), Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, 21 May - 2 August, 1998, p.112, no.38.J. Petzold, Das königliche Spiel. Die Kulturgeschichte des Schachs, Stuttgart – Leipzig 1987, Abb. 7 c:... [Lire la suite]
14 octobre 2017

A Fatimid rock crystal chess piece, Egypt, 11th century

Lot 136. A Fatimid rock crystal chess piece, Egypt, 11th century. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. carved in four sections with deep bevel-cut foliate designs, the base border with dash details; 3cm.  From the Collection of Lothar Schmid ((1928-2013) Note: For further information on rock crystal chess pieces, see A. Contadini, 'Rock Crystal: Rock Crystal Pieces in the V&A.', ch.1 in Fatimid Art at the Victoria and Albert Museum, V&A Publications, London,... [Lire la suite]

14 octobre 2017

A Qajar talismanic bazuband, Iran, 19th century

Lot 114. A Qajar talismanic bazuband, Iran, 19th century. Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000 (USD 5,304 - USD 7,956). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Comprising three panels of carnelian, each inscribed with boldnasta'liq surrounded by flowering vine, set into a later hinged silver mount, the middle section of the reverse similarly inscribed. 5 ¾in. (15cm.) long Christie's. Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds Including Oriental Rugs and Carpets, 26 October 2017, London
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10 octobre 2017

[Recueil. Dessins originaux de costumes turcs : un recueil de dessins aquarelles], XVIIIe s.

Sélim III, sultan régnant. [Recueil. Dessins originaux de costumes turcs : un recueil de dessins aquarelles], XVIIIe s. Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Fonds du service reproduction, 4-OD-23. Le Grand Seigneur incognito. [Recueil. Dessins originaux de costumes turcs : un recueil de dessins aquarelles], XVIIIe s. Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Fonds du service reproduction, 4-OD-23. Fille du Grand Seigneur. [Recueil. Dessins originaux de costumes turcs : un recueil de... [Lire la suite]
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26 septembre 2017

'Wondrous Worlds' exhibition showcases the long history and rich diversity of Islamic art

Double Portrait of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan (1592-1666) and Empress Mumtaz (1593-1631), India, late 19th century, Colors and gold on ivory, Bequest of J. Ackerman Coles, 1926, Collection of the Newark Museum 26.1133. HOUSTON, TX.- Bringing together both historic and contemporary objects from Asia, Africa, the United States, and Europe, Asia Society Texas Center’s exhibition, Wondrous Worlds: Art & Islam Through Time & Place, showcases the global history and breadth of Islamic art. The exhibition opened September... [Lire la suite]
04 septembre 2017

Jug with molded decoration, Iran, Kashan or Rayy, approx. 1100-1200

Jug with molded decoration, Iran, Kashan or Rayy, approx. 1100-1200. Glazed fritware. H. 7 in x Diam. 5 1/2 in, H. 17.8 cm x Diam. 14 cm. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60P474 © 2017 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture Ceramic vessels from the Islamic world often imitated the shapes, and sometimes the decoration, of metal vessels. The shape of this jug, might down to its knobbed handle, is probably inspired by a metal prototype. So is the raised, molded decoration,... [Lire la suite]
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