12 septembre 2022

"Splendeurs des oasis d'Ouzbékistan" au Louvre, 23 novembre 2022 - 6 mars 2023

PARIS - L’exposition Splendeurs des oasis d'Ouzbékistan nous donne à rêver sur un carrefour de civilisations, au cœur de l’Asie centrale, en Ouzbékistan, où résonnent bien sûr les noms de Samarcande et de Boukhara. Bien d’autres oasis marchandes de ce pays ont révélé des oeuvres aujourd’hui classées patrimoine mondial de l’humanité.Grâce aux prêts exceptionnels de l’Ouzbékistan ou de grands musées européens et américains, l’exposition réunit près de 180 oeuvres. Elle invite à un voyage dans l’espace et dans le temps, en... [Lire la suite]
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24 août 2022

Glazed pottery bowl with stylised motifs, Egypt, Ca. 11th-13th century AD

  Lot 86. Glazed pottery bowl with stylised motifs, Egypt, Ca. 11th-13th century AD. L:83mm / W:232mm ; 470g. Lot sold £200. (Estimate £300-£600). © Apollo Art Auctions A ceramic bowl of a wide, flaring body sitting upon a low ring foot. The interior is highly ornamented with ochre, brown and red stylised motifs possibly evolved from writing. Provenance: Private London collection of Early Islamic Art - M.A.; formerly acquired on the UK art market since the 1980s. Apollo Art... [Lire la suite]
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24 août 2022

Nishapur glazed charger, Ca. 10th century AD

Lot 67. Abbasid ceramic bowl imitating Chinese porcelain wares, Iraq, Ca. 9th century AD. L:67mm / W:293mm ; 970g. Lot sold £200. (Estimate £300-£600). © Apollo Art Auctions A terracotta charger in a light brown fabric with a cream interior ornamented with black and brown geometric motifs around the central interior register of the bowl. Nishapur was an ancient and medieval city in Iran, famous for its rich ceramic, glass and metalwork traditions, until it was destroyed by the... [Lire la suite]
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24 août 2022

Safavid ceramic bowl imitating Chinese porcelain wares

Lot 67. Safavid ceramic bowl imitating Chinese porcelain wares, Iran, Ca. 17th century AD. L:80mm / W:140mm ; 220g. Lot sold £500. (Estimate £750-£1,500). © Apollo Art Auctions A nicely shaped glazed pottery cup imitating Chinese porcelain wares resting upon a short flared stem. The interior is embellished with a blue-painted rim and central quatrefoil design. Provenance: Private London collection of Early Islamic Art - M.A.; formerly acquired on the UK art market since the... [Lire la suite]
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21 août 2022

Nishapur slipware bowl depicting lion, Persia (Nishapur), Ca. 10th-11th century AD

Lot 64. Nishapur slipware bowl depicting lion, Levant or Persia, Ca. 11th century AD. Size: L:66mm / W:170mm ; 320g. Estimate £200-£400. Lot sold £150. © Apollo Art Auctions A pottery bowl of truncated conical form raising from a ring foot, decorated with a zoomorphic creature (lion?) with a curved body and upraised tail, painted in dark brown, yellow and green against white ground. Provenance: Private London collection of Early Islamic Art - M.A.; formerly acquired on the UK art market since... [Lire la suite]
21 août 2022

Seljuk green glazed bowl, Levant or Persia, Ca. 11th century AD

Lot 63. Seljuk green glazed bowl, Levant or Persia, Ca. 11th century AD. Size: L:76mm / W:150mm ; 300g. Estimate £150-£300. Lot sold £100. © Apollo Art Auctions A pottery bowl with flaring sides rising from an unglazed ring foot. The interior is covered with green glaze, the exterior with multiple bands in various depths, partly glazed. The rim is uneven with small black protruding knobs. Provenance: Private London collection of Early Islamic Art - M.A.; formerly acquired on the UK art... [Lire la suite]
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20 août 2022

Seljuk or Ilkhanate tile frieze, Kashan, Ca. 12th-13th century AD

Lot 14. Seljuk or Ilkhanate tile frieze, Kashan, Ca. 12th-13th century AD. Size: L:250mm / W:193mm ; 1.57kg. Estimate £750-£1,500. © Apollo Art Auctions A rectangular-shaped pottery tile with a brown ground decorated with a dotted and vegetal motifs and navy glazed calligraphy in relief. This tile, which would have originally been one of a series of tiles running along the wall of a building, is a testament to the technical skills of Seljuk craftsmen. Provenance: Private London collection of... [Lire la suite]
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20 août 2022

Seljuk bowl with writing inscribed in sgraffito, Persia, Ca. 12th-13th century AD

Lot 13. Seljuk bowl with writing inscribed in sgraffito,  Persia, Ca. 12th-13th century AD. Size: L:89mm / W:186mm ; 375g. Estimate £450-£900. © Apollo Art Auctions A ceramic bowl of hemispherical shape rising from a ring foot. The interior is painted in black and pale blue under a transparent glaze, decorated with a radial design around the central register featuring four inscribed panels, alternating with blue stripes and panels of abstract motifs. Provenance: Private London collection... [Lire la suite]
20 août 2022

Samanid period black kufic on white tin glaze slip, Nishapur, Ca. 10th century AD

Lot 12. Samanid period black kufic on white tin glaze slip, Nishapur, Ca. 10th century AD. Size: L:70mm / W:210mm ; 430g. Estimate £450-£900. © Apollo Art Auctions A nicely formed pottery bowl with its interior decorated with white tin glaze slip with black painted Kufic script. Nishapur was an ancient and medieval city in Iran, famous for its rich ceramic, glass and metalwork traditions, until it was destroyed by the Mongols in 1221. Provenance: Private London collection of Early Islamic Art -... [Lire la suite]
20 août 2022

Safavid black pottery jug with dragon-headed handle and spout, , Persia or Central Asia, Ca. 16th century AD

Lot 4. Safavid black pottery jug with dragon-headed handle and spout, Persia or Central Asia, Ca. 16th century AD; Size: L:110mm / W:140mm ; 400g. Estimate £600-£1,200. © Apollo Art Auctions A rare cast bronze jug of a globular body, resting on a flattened base, gently tapering from the mid-body to a short cylindrical neck with a flared rim. The curving spout ends in a dragon's head and the handle is in the form of a stylised dragon with an S-shaped body. Provenance: Private London collection of... [Lire la suite]