14 août 2019

A calligraphic Iznik pottery tile, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1600

Lot 218. A calligraphic Iznik pottery tile, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1600; 13¼ x 13¼in. (33.8 x 33.8cm.). Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000. Price realised GBP 35,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 Of square form, the white ground decorated in cobalt-blue, turquoise, bole-red and black with the upper right-hand corner of a black-outlined inscription in large white thuluthreserved against blue ground, the calligraphy within a turquoise outlined panel, around this a band of large flowerheads and... [Lire la suite]
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14 août 2019

A Timurid moulded pottery tile panel, Central Asia, late 14th-early 15th century

Lot 97. A Timurid moulded pottery tile panel, Central Asia, late 14th-early 15th century; 15¼ x 11in. (38.7 x 28cm.) at largest. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000. Price realised GBP 35,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 Of rectangular form painted in cobalt-blue, turquoise and white, the surface moulded with a central eight-pointed star containing a central rosette and four further minor rosettes on a ground of scrolling arabesque, surrounded by bands of quatrefoils, fragments of a further... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2019

An Iznik pottery jug, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1570

Lot 198. An Iznik pottery jug, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1570; 9¼in. (23.4cm.) high. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 37,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 Of accentuated baluster form with large belly, the dusty pink slip ground covered with blue slip arabesque panels enclosed within white arabesque ogival lattice, between plain blue bands, mouth restored. Note: The present jug is one of a very small number of Iznik vessels decorated on top of a coloured slip ground. In the... [Lire la suite]
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14 août 2019

A large Iznik pottery jug, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1580

Lot 227. A large Iznik pottery jug, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1580; 12¼in. (31cm.) high. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 43,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 Rising from slightly flaring round foot to wide bulbous body tapering towards the shoulder, the white ground painted in cobalt-blue, bole-red, green and black, the foot with a band of strapwork, the body with a ground of elegant green fishscale set with trilobed palmettes with cusped edges framing a band of curved... [Lire la suite]
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14 août 2019

A Kutahya pottery pilgrim's flask, Ottoman Turkey, 18th century

Lot 252. A Kutahya pottery pilgrim's flask, Ottoman Turkey, 18th century; 7 7/8in. (20cm.) high. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000. Price realised GBP 49,875. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 With flat rounded body and cylindrical neck with widely flaring mouth, each side moulded with two concentric circles, the white surface densely decorated in yellow, bole-red, cobalt-blue, turquoise and black with a central floral spray which grows in opposite directions to each side surrounded by minor registers... [Lire la suite]
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14 août 2019

A very large iznik pottery tile, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1600

Lot 233. A very large iznik pottery tile, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1600; 23 5/8 x 15in. (59.8 x 38.8cm.). Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 67,875. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 Of rectangular shape, the white ground with repeated design painted in cobalt-blue and turquoise of central leafy palmettes surrounded by regular vine with saz leaves and rosettes, within cobalt-blue and turquoise border, some chipping around the edges, repaired break, small areas of... [Lire la suite]

14 août 2019

A rare Ottoman gold openwork mirror, Turkey, circa 1620 

L0t 200. A rare Ottoman gold openwork mirror, Turkey, circa 1620; 3 7/8in. (10cm.) across. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 79,875. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 The gold panel of oval form, the back decorated in extremely elegant openwork with a dense floral vine surrounding an avian combat group, a border of meandering floral vine, the remains of textile visible beneath, around this and around the edge of the mirror a minor border set with quatrefoil turquoises alternated with... [Lire la suite]
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14 août 2019

A rare and intact Fatimid lustre jar, Egypt, 10th-11th century

Lot 84. A rare and intact Fatimid lustre jar, Egypt, 10th-11th century; 10in. (25.4cm.) high. Estimate GBP 200,000 - GBP 300,000. Price realised GBP 217,875. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 Of elegant baluster form with gently tapering neck and flaring rim, the white ground painted in golden lustre with a register of bold fleur de lys on a ground of scrolling vine contained inside drop-shaped cartouches, the neck with a further fleur de lys contained within heart-shaped cartouches,... [Lire la suite]
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03 août 2019

'Le Goût de l’Orient : Georges Marteau collectionneur' au Musée du Louvre

Double page d’album, Iran Isfahan XVIIe S., Paris musée du Louvre © Musée du Louvre, dist. RMN-Grand Palais Claire Tabbagh Collections Numeriques Le legs fait aux musées nationaux par l’ingénieur et héritier de la firme Grimaud Georges Marteau (1851-1916) se situe à la croisée de trois univers : les cartes à jouer, le japonisme et l’art du livre persan. Ce sont aussi trois pans de collection aujourd’hui dispersés entre différentes institutions. Liés à l’itinéraire singulier de leur propriétaire et traduisant l’esprit d’une... [Lire la suite]
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07 juillet 2019

The Rise of Islamic Art at Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon

Border tiles with arabesques, Syria, Damascus, Ottoman period, late 16th century or early 17th century. Founder's Collection, Calouste Gulbenkian Museum. On the year that marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Calouste Gulbenkian, this exhibition seeks to understand the growing fascination with Orientalism developed by the collector and his contemporaries, through masterpieces of Islamic art from the Founder's Collection and other important international collections. This exhibition draws on the Museum’s Islamic art... [Lire la suite]