18 juillet 2017

Dish, Iznik, Ottoman dynasty, circa 1535-1545

Dish, Iznik, Ottoman dynasty, circa 1535-1545. Black, green, manganese, cobalt painted and glazed ceramic, pottery. Height: 7.6 centimetres, Diameter: 38.9 centimetres (rim), Diameter: 20.5 centimetres (base). Bequeathed by Miss Edith Godman, 1983, G.33 © The Trustees of the British Museum Central lobed medallion containing composite lotuses and rosettes, leafy tuft, blossom scrolls, early Ming repertory. 
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09 juillet 2017

An Iranian Lajvardina fritware tile with a hunting scene, 2nd half 13th century

Lot 5032. An Iranian Lajvardina fritware tile with a hunting scene, 2nd half 13th century. H 19.4, W 19 cm. Estimated price €3.000 - €4.000. Result: €3.224. Courtesy Lempertz. Cobalt blue glaze, red and white overglaze decor, traces of gilding. Modelled tile with relief decor depicting a horseman amid foliate ornaments and birds in flight, presumably part of a fries. Restored and glued over breakages, the surface partially matte and with sintering. Provenance: Formerly the Kelekian... [Lire la suite]
09 juillet 2017

An octagonal Iranian fritware bowl, 12th century

Lot 5027. An octagonal Iranian fritware bowl, 12th century. Diameter 18.1 cm. Estimated price €400 - €600. Result: €397. Courtesy Lempertz. Cobalt blue glaze with craquelure. A moulded vessel decorated with five panels showing two facing horsemen holding a ring alternating with sphinges. Restored and glued over breakages, a small breakage to the rim due to a weak older restoration. Literature: A similar example is kept in the Museum für Islamische Kunst, Berlin, inv. no. I. 1600. ... [Lire la suite]
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09 juillet 2017

A large Iranian fritware bowl, 12th - 13th century

Lot 5026. A large Iranian fritware bowl, 12th - 13th century. H ca. 14, diameter 21.5 cm. Estimated price €400 - €600. Result: €1.116. Courtesy Lempertz. Cobalt blue glaze with dense craquelure. A deep, rounded bowl on a high footring. The exterior divided by ridges of braided ornament into five panels with incised decor. Restored over breakages, traces of sintering. Literature: Cf. Grube, Islamic Pottery of the Eighth to the Fifteenth Century in the Keir Collection, London 1976, p.... [Lire la suite]
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09 juillet 2017

An animal-headed fritware ewer, Iranian world, 12th - 13th century

Lot 5023. An animal-headed fritware ewer, Iranian world, 12th - 13th century. H 25 cm. Estimated price €400 - €600. Result: €397. Courtesy Lempertz. Cobalt blue glaze with fine craquelure. Modelled and subsequently constructed vessel comprising a long neck with a (possibly not original) horned animal-head spout of bovine appearance and a handle with thumb-rest. The shoulders decorated with two striding felines and courtly scenes in medallions. The handle and neck presumably a subsequent... [Lire la suite]
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09 juillet 2017

A narrow-necked Iranian fritware flask, 12th century

Lot 5022. A narrow-necked Iranian fritware flask, 12th century. H 31 cm. Estimated price €1.500 - €2.000. Result: €2.976. Courtesy Lempertz. Cobalt blue glaze with fine craquelure. A modelled gourd-form bottle with a flared cup-mouth on a high footring. Relief inscription with blessings to the shoulder: "baraka [...] sa'ada wa-salama [...]" = "blessing [...] luck and salvation [...]". Restored over breakages, with additions. Literature: Cf. Morgan, in: Grube et alii, Cobalt and Lustre:... [Lire la suite]
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09 juillet 2017

A small Iranian fritware ewer, Late 12th - early 13th century

Lot 5021. A small Iranian fritware ewer, Late 12th - early 13th century. H 13  cm. Estimated price €300 - €400. Result: €298. Courtesy Lempertz. Cobalt blue glaze. The body of bulbous, facetted form on a small footring. With a long, narrow spout; short neck with cup-mouth and slightly flared rim; rudimentary thumb-rest to the top of the handle. Restored over breakages. Literature: CWatson, Ceramics from Islamic lands, London-Kuwait 2004, p. 316, cat. L. 13.  ... [Lire la suite]
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09 juillet 2017

A small Iranian fritware ewer, 12th - 13th century

Lot 5020. A small Iranian fritware ewer, 12th - 13th century. H 11.5 cm. Estimated price €300 - €400. Result: €372. Courtesy Lempertz. Cobalt blue glaze. Pear-form vessel with a small moulded band to the neck, pinched spout, short handle, and footring. With an older inventory label. Restored over breakages, additions. Literature: Cf. Watson, Ceramics from Islamic lands, London-Kuwait 2004, p. 323, cat. L. 25.  Lempertz. Asian Art II China, Tibetan/Nepalese Art, 18.06.2017,... [Lire la suite]
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09 juillet 2017

A four-handled Iranian fritware jar, 13th - 14th century

Lot 5018. A four-handled Iranian fritware jar, 13th - 14th century. H 26 cm. Estimated price €1.000 - €1.500. Result: €2.480. Courtesy Lempertz. Cobalt blue glaze with craquelure and iridescence. A thick-walled, bulbous vessel with fluted decor, four handles with thumb-rests, and a bulging rim. Restored over breakages. Literature: Cf. cat. Islamische Keramik, Düsseldorf 1973, no. 199.  Lempertz. Asian Art II China, Tibetan/Nepalese Art, 18.06.2017, 10:30, Brussels
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09 juillet 2017

A small Iranian fritware jug, 2nd half 12th - early 13th century

Lot 5017. A small Iranian fritware jug, 2nd half 12th - early 13th century. H 14.5 cm. Estimated price €400 - €600. Result: €434. Courtesy Lempertz. Cobalt blue glaze. A pear-form vessel with a flared neck. With incised palmette and braided decor to the upper section. Short handle with thumb-rest. Restored over breakages, parts of the rim replaced. Literature: Cf. cat.: Islamische Keramik, Düsseldorf 1973, no. 208; cf. also: Watson, Ceramics from Islamic lands, London-Kuwait 2004, p.... [Lire la suite]
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