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]
13 avril 2015

A Kashan lustre pottery star tile with gazelles in foliage, Persia, 14th century

A Kashan lustre pottery star tile with gazelles in foliage, Persia, 14th century. Estimation 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of eight-pointed stellar form, decorated in lustre over an opacified tin glaze with inglaze cobalt blue, featuring two gazelles within a foliiate background with a bird flying above, border with stylised blue design, old collection label to reverse '59'; 20.3cm. Note: Poetry was an important source of inspiration for Kashan potters, and the gazelle, a... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2015

A Kashan minai pottery bowl with enthroned figure, Persia, 13th century

A Kashan minai pottery bowl with enthroned figure, Persia, 13th century. Estimation 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of deep rounded form on short foot with slightly flared rim, decorated in polychrome and gilt highlights with central enthroned figure within a calligraphic band surmounted by further figures and inscription in white ornamental Kufic script, exterior with inscription in large thuluth script; 20.7cm. max. diam.  inscriptionsAround the inner rim:' .... Wealth and... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2015

A Kashan minai pottery bottle vase, Persia, 13th century

A Kashan minai pottery bottle vase, Persia, 13th century. Estimation 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the body of globular form with raised bosses and tall cylindrical neck with flared mouth, decorated on a turquoise ground with blue, beige and burgundy with gold highlights, featuring roundels containing seated figures and four further figures to the shoulder, 'H.G.' inked on underside; 18.5cm. height Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, Londres, 22 avr. 2015
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13 avril 2015

A Kashan black and turquoise bowl, Persia, circa 1200

A Kashan black and turquoise bowl, Persia, circa 1200. Estimation 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of deep rounded form with inverted rim, painted in black under a deep turquoise alkaline glaze with stylised geometric design to interior and a pseudo-calligraphic design in a band under the rim on the exterior, old collector's label to underside; 21cm. diam.; 10.5cm. height. Provenance: Hotel Drouot, 13 Mai 1953, salle 9Rheims Com-pris, Nazau Aga, Expert no.03"Grand bol a marli sur pied ...,... a... [Lire la suite]
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13 avril 2015

A monumental Kashan lustre jug, Persia, 13th century

A monumental Kashan lustre jug, Persia, 13th century. Estimation 15,000 — 25,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of baluster form with a thin neck and moulded spout, including handle resting on shoulder, underglaze dark honey coloured lustre design comprising large entwined roundels on the body containing three horsemen and a harpy, featuring winged harpies in between, with bands above and below containing pseudo-calligraphy, running quadrupeds and leafy details; 47.5cm. height; 23cm. diam. Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
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11 avril 2015

An Iznik polychrome pottery dish, Turkey, late 16th century

An Iznik polychrome pottery dish, Turkey, late 16th century. Estimation 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. decorated in underglaze light blue, green and bole red with black outlines, with tulips, carnations, hyacinths and other flowers emanating from a leafy tuft, the rim with a breaking wave pattern, the reverse with foliate motifs; 34cm. diam. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, Londres, 22 avr. 2015
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11 avril 2015

A fine Iznik blue and white pottery dish, Turkey, circa 1560-70

A fine Iznik blue and white pottery dish, Turkey, circa 1560-70. Estimation 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of shallow round form with everted rim, decorated in cobalt blue with central floral medallion encircled by four lotus palmettes enclosed by a leaf and tendril border, rim with breaking wave motif, the reverse with alternating chinoiserie and C-scrolls; 30cm. diam. Note: The designs on this dish indicate that its craftsmen drew inspiration from the Topkapi Palace's collection of more... [Lire la suite]