25 août 2015

"Exquisite Beauty, Islamic jades" at National Palace Museum of Taipei, Taiwan

Although Muslim cultures settled expansively in the past, areas where Islamic jades have been recovered are relatively few and far between. The Kunlun mountains in eastern Central Asia are the most significant source of nephrite jade; not only providing Chinese artisans with raw materials, but also those in the Timurid Empire in Central Asia (1370-1506), the Mughal Empire (1526-1857) in Southern Asia, the Ottoman Empire (1300-1923) in Western Asia, and even Eastern Europe as well. The Huang-ming Pao-shun, or... [Lire la suite]

14 août 2015

Court Velvet Jacket with Embroidery, Ottoman Empire, 19th century

Court Velvet Jacket with Embroidery, Ottoman Empire, 19th century. Estimate: 340 EUR. Photo Auctionata The present velvet jacket from the 19th century comes from the court of the Ottoman sultans, where it was worn on special occasions by women. It is embellished with embroidery of gold thread and colored wool and bordered by a ribbon of woolen and metallic threads. The jacket shows some wear marks. The velvet and embroidery are partly rubbed off, and the lining is missing. The back length is 45 cm, and... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2015

Gold Embroidered Short Velvet Jacket, Ottoman Empire, 19th century

Gold Embroidered Short Velvet Jacket, Ottoman Empire, 19th century. Estimate: 630 EUR. Photo Auctionata The present short velvet jacket from the 19th century was intended for women at the court of the Ottoman Sultan, and was worn on special occasions. It consists of aubergine-colored velvet and is embroidered with twining gold thread embroidery on large parts of the front and back. The inner side is lined with cotton fabric.The embroidery dissolves in a few places from the velvet, otherwise the jacket... [Lire la suite]
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27 juillet 2015

A group of eleven marine ivory and coral sherbet spoons, Turkey, 18th-19th Century

A group of eleven marine ivory and coral sherbet spoons, Turkey, 18th-19th Century. Estimate   6,000 — 8,000 GBP.  Sold 12,500 €. Photo Sotheby's each of characteristic form, with a straight handle and drop shape bowl, some composed of carved marine ivory, others of marine ivory with a handle consisting of inlaid metalwork, wood, and coral, all except one mounted with a coral tip at head, each with stand. Quantity: 11; 29cm. max. length ... [Lire la suite]
27 juillet 2015

A Pair of Diamond-Set Mother-of-Pearl and Coral Spoons, Turkey, 18th-19th century

A Pair of Diamond-Set Mother-of-Pearl and Coral Spoons, Turkey, 18th-19th century. Estimate   8,000 — 12,000 GBP.  Sold 17,500  €. Photo Sotheby's each with a mother-of-pearl drop-shape bowl affixed to a cylindrical carved coral handle, mounted at the head with a diamond-inlaid terminal in the form of an aigrette, the coral handle and part of the mother-of-pearl carved with floral and foliate designs, with stands, 19.5cm. each Note: A pair of... [Lire la suite]
24 juillet 2015

University of Birmingham Qur'an manuscript dated among the oldest in the world

Fragments of the Koran, written to the period between AD 568 and 645 with 95.4% accuracy (Image courtesy Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham) BIRMINGHAM.- A Qur’an manuscript held by the University of Birmingham has been placed among the oldest in the world thanks to modern scientific methods.  Radiocarbon analysis has dated the parchment on which the text is written to the period between AD 568 and 645 with 95.4% accuracy. The test was carried out in a laboratory at the University of... [Lire la suite]
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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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