08 octobre 2018

An Important Mughal emerald seal, North India, dated AH 1198/ AD 1783-4

Lot 171. An Important Mughal Colombian emerald seal made for and bearing the name of Marian Hastings, wife of Warren Hastings, Governor General of India 1773-1785, North India, dated AH 1198/ AD 1783-. Estimate HKD £ 20,000 - 30,000 (€ 23,000 - 34,000). © Bonhams. the emerald of rectangular cut, engraved with inscriptions in nasta'liq interspersed by floral motifs, with contemporary gold mount and pin;the emerald 21.6 x 16.7 x 3.43 mm. approx.; the mount 24 x 19 mm.; 5.7 g.  Accompanied by a report from... [Lire la suite]
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07 octobre 2018

An Iznik pottery rimless ‘grape’ dish, Turkey, circa 1570-80

Lot 183. An Iznik pottery rimless ‘grape’ dish, Turkey, circa 1570-80; 29cm. diam. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. painted in shades of cobalt blue and dark green with a central roundel containing three large bunches of grapes within spiralling tendrils issuing fleshy leaves, cavetto with stylised palmettes and geometric border, the underside with collection label. Note: Iznik grape dishes tell an interesting story about the cross-cultural pollination between Chinese and Ottoman art. Yuan... [Lire la suite]
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07 octobre 2018

An Iznik polychrome pottery dish with tulips, carnations and hyacinths, Turkey, circa 1580

  Lot 190. An Iznik polychrome pottery dish with tulips, carnations and hyacinths, Turkey, circa 1580; 31.4cm. diam. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. fritware painted in underglaze cobalt blue, green and bole red with black outlines and details, featuring a spray of tulips, carnations and hyacinths with small florettes, border with stylised waves and scrolls, tulip bunches and rosettes to exterior, the underside with one drill to the rim and one drill to the foot. Provenance: Ex-collection Dr. Anton... [Lire la suite]
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07 octobre 2018

An Iznik polychrome pottery dish with rosettes and saz leaves, Turkey, circa 1570

  Lot 191. An Iznik polychrome pottery dish with rosettes and saz leaves, Turkey, circa 1570; 29.4cm. diam. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. fritware, underglaze-painted in cobalt blue, turquoise green and bole red with fine green-black outlines with a design of two long serrated twisting saz leaves enclosing a symmetrical design of rosettes and hyacinths with trefoil clasp, serrated rim,underside with paired tulips and flowerhead motifs, old collection labels 'Jean... [Lire la suite]
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07 octobre 2018

A monumental Iznik polychrome pottery tankard, Turkey, circa 1575-80

Lot 186. A monumental Iznik polychrome pottery tankard, Turkey, circa 1575-80; 27.5cm. height, 15.2cm. diam. Estimate: £50,000 - £70,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. fritware cylindrical body painted under the glaze in cobalt blue, green and bole red with black outlines, with curved saz leaves, overlapping roses, florettes and two cypress trees, square-shaped handle. Note: his is an extremely rare model of an over-sized tankard, most known examples measuring in the region of twenty to twenty-three... [Lire la suite]
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07 octobre 2018

A monumental calligraphic tile, Central Asia or Persia, 14th century

Lot 131. A monumental calligraphic tile, Central Asia or Persia, 14th century; 59.5 by 48cm. Estimate: £50,000 - £70,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. the stonepaste body with tall moulded calligraphic inscription between foliate stems under a protruding band with smaller line of Kufic calligraphy, painted in white with black outlines and turquoise band on a cobalt blue ground under a transparent glaze, set onto custom metal mount. Provenance: Private European family collection since the 1960s. Private European family... [Lire la suite]
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07 octobre 2018

A Diyarbakir mihrab tile panel, Turkey, Ottoman, last quarter 16th century

Lot 181. A Diyarbakir mihrab tile panel, Turkey, Ottoman, last quarter 16th century; tiles: 128 by 98cm., mounted: 136 by 106.5cm., central tiles: 32.2 by 32.2cm. Estimate: £300,000 - £500,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Sold in these rooms, The Turkish Sale, London, 11 October 1996, lot 36.Previously in an Armenian family from before the First World War.  InscriptionsCentral panel:ya allah al-mahmud fi kull fi'alihi'O God! The Praised one in His every deed'Qur’an, chapter III (Al... [Lire la suite]
01 octobre 2018

A highly important blue and white Iznik pottery charger, Turkey, circa 1480

Lot 134. A highly important blue and white Iznik pottery charger, Turkey, circa 1480; 44.5cm. diam., 8.3cm. depth. Estimate £300,000 - £500,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. of large, deep, rounded form, with an everted flat rim, the interior decorated in reserve within a central roundel against a blue-black ground with an intricate arabesque of interlacing split-palmette ‘rumi’ motifs in two shades of blue and white emanating from a small central rosette, the cavetto displaying a thick band of... [Lire la suite]
10 septembre 2018

Exhibition at the Cincinnati Art Museum includes richly-illuminated folios from historic manuscripts

Folio Describing the Prophet Muhammad’s Epithets; Page from a dispersed Mathnawi (‘spiritual couplets’) of Mir Hasan, late 18th century, India (probably Hyderabad), ink, colors, and gold on paper, Cincinnati Art Museum; Gift of JoLynn M. and Byron W. Gustin, 2016.421a-b. CINCINNATI, OH.- Explore the craftsmanship, skill, beauty and function of calligraphy from the ninth to the twentieth centuries in the special exhibition Collecting Calligraphy: Arts of the Islamic World, on view at the Cincinnati Art MuseumSeptember 7,... [Lire la suite]
10 septembre 2018

Writers, chefs and musicians draw inspiration from Islamic art

Mosque lamp, Syria or Egypt,  1322–1328, glass with enamel painting and gilding, height 32,1 cm. Gemeentemuseum Den Haag. THE HAGUE.- This autumn Gemeentemuseum Den Haag showcases the stunning ornamental delights of Islamic art in a new exhibition entitled Splendour and Bliss – Arts of the Islamic World. Literature and the Arabic script are important in the world of Islam, and so too are music, and eating and drinking together. The museum has therefore challenged eighteen writers, chefs and... [Lire la suite]
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