20 mars 2020

An Ottoman jade and jewel-set belt buckle, Turkey, 17th century

Lot 134. An Ottoman jade and jewel-set belt buckle, Turkey, 17th century; 11 by 25cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. slightly curved, with a central aperture and hidden sliding hinge, four thin stays on underside to fasten belt, the front worked in repoussé with foliate scrolls, set with encrusted jade plaques inlaid with gold and colourful stones, bordered by further stones set into shallow bud-shaped settings. Note: This magnificent belt buckle belongs to a very small group of... [Lire la suite]
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20 mars 2020

A blue and white pottery bottle, Ottoman provinces, late 16th-early 17th century

Lot 128. A blue and white pottery bottle, Ottoman provinces, late 16th-early 17th century; 32.5cm. Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. fritware of baluster form, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue on a white ground with palmette blossoms and finely swirling vines, the neck with vertical bands. Sotheby's. ARTS OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD AND INDIA INCLUDING FINE RUGS AND CARPETS, 01 Apr 2020
20 mars 2020

A fine silver-inlaid brass bowl, Persia, 14th century

Lot 109. A fine silver-inlaid brass bowl, Persia, 14th century; 11cm. height; 25cm. diam. Estimate: 50,000 - 70,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. finely inlaid with silver, incised with benedictory words around the body against scrolling foliage, interspersed with roundels containing a geometric star with further abstract and foliate designs, the interior engraved with fish and ducks swimming around a sun, two old collector's labels 'Sotheby's' and '173' and '166'. Provenance: Christie’s London, 20... [Lire la suite]
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20 mars 2020

A Mamluk silver-inlaid brass cylindrical vessel, Egypt or Syria, 13th century

Lot 101. A Mamluk silver-inlaid brass cylindrical vessel, Egypt or Syria, 13th century; 7.2cm. height; 8.6cm. diam. Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. of cylindrical form, the body with monumental silver-inlaid calligraphic band amidst vegetal scrolls with silver-inlaid leaves and black composite ground, between two foliate roundels, underside with incised design, hinge to body, lacking lid. inscriptions: ‘The high authority, the great, the responsible’ ... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2020

A Kashan lustre pottery albarello, Persia, early 13th century

  Lot 110. A Kashan lustre pottery albarello, Persia, early 13th century. 31.6cm. height. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. of tall cylindrical form with eight edges, painted in a golden lustre on an opaque white and light blue glaze with alternating pseudo-Kufic inscriptions on a scrolling ground and palmette bands, reserved in lustre, quatrain along shoulder, the interior of rim with traces of blue glaze and inscription. Provenance: Ex-private collection,... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2020

A fine Ilkhanid pottery bowl, Persia, circa 1300

Lot 117. A fine Ilkhanid pottery bowl, Persia, circa 1300; 9cm. height.; 19cm. diam. Estimate: 15,000 - 18,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the fritware body of deep rounded form on a low foot, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue, turquoise and black with twenty radial panels emanating from a central geometric star design, with foliated motifs, each band filled alternately with clusters of dots and inscriptions divided by cobalt blue and black borders under a transparent colourless glaze, the exterior with double... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2020

A large Ilkhanid Lajvardina moulded calligraphic pottery tile, Persia, early 14th Century

Lot 65. A large Ilkhanid Lajvardina moulded calligraphic pottery tile, Persia, early 14th Century; 39.5 x 25.5 cm. Estimate: £ 10,000 - 15,000 (€ 11,000 - 16,000). Courtesy Bonhams. of rectangular form with central ridge and raised border to right, moulded and decorated in red, white and gold leaf on a cobalt blue ground with inscriptions in thuluth on a ground of scrolling vegetal interlace, the raised bands with cable design.  Provenance: Formerly in a Dutch private collection,... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2020

A Kashan lustre pottery star tile, Persia, 13th-14th Century

Lot 64. A Kashan lustre pottery star tile, Persia, 13th-14th Century; 21.5 cm. diameter. Estimate: £ 3,000 - 5,000 (€ 3,300 - 5,400). Courtesy Bonhams. with eight points, decorated in cobalt blue and a brownish gold lustre on a cream ground with a central lotus surrounded by cartouches containing foliate motifs, the border with a band of inscription.  Note: Inscriptions: the opening couplets from Firdawsi's Shahnameh including two couplets which are not in the accepted edition. The... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2020

A Kashan lustre pottery bottle, Persia, late 12th Century

Lot 68. A Kashan lustre pottery bottle, Persia, late 12th Century; 35.5 cm. high. Estimate: £ 2,000 - 4,000 (€ 2,200 - 4,300). Courtesy Bonhams. of piriform on a splayed foot, the long cylindrical neck with two raised band terminating in a long flaring scalloped rim, decorated in a brownish-gold lustre with frieze of large seated figures interspersed by an oil lamp, a ewer and a plate of food, a band of inscription below, the neck and shoulder with vegetal interlace and floral motifs.  ... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2020

A signed Abbasid slip-painted calligraphic pottery bowl, Mesopotamia, 9th century

Lot 62. A signed Abbasid slip-painted calligraphic pottery bowl, Mesopotamia, 9th century; 21 cm. diam. Estimate: £ 6,000 - 8,000 (€ 6,600 - 8,800). Courtesy Bonhams. of deep rounded form on a short foot with everted rim, decorated in cobalt blue on a white ground with a band of inscription in kufic.  Note: Inscriptions: barakah, 'amal ..., 'Blessing, the work of ... (?)'. Bonhams. Islamic and Indian Art, London, New Bond Street, 31 Mar 2020, 11:00 BST