05 mai 2015

Dix pièces d'Iznik, Turquie ottomane de la Collection Joseph Soustiel chez Christie's Paris, 6 Mai 2015

  Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 PARIS - Joseph Soustiel est né le 10 mai 1904 dans une famille d’antiquaires ; son grand-père Moïse Soustiel (1836-1916) fonda un magasind’antiquités à Salonique (Grèce) en 1883, avec des dépôts à Skopje, Sarajevo et Istanbul. En 1896, son père Haïm (1871-1939) s’installa à Istanbul où il ouvrit un magasin dans le Grand Bazar (96 Tarakçılar Sokak), puis un second (dans le Zincirli Khan) en 1913. Joseph quitta la capitale ottomane en octobre 1921 pour rejoindre... [Lire la suite]

26 avril 2015

A fine Aghkand pottery bowl, North Iran, circa 12th century

A fine Aghkand pottery bowl, North Iran, circa 12th century. Estimate £40,000 - £60,000 ($59,720 - $89,580). Price Realized £314,500 ($472,379). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Of rounded form with T-section rim on short rounded foot, the off-white ground of the interior incised and decorated in green, ochre and manganese with a central goose on a ground of scrolling vine issuing cusped palmettes, the rim with a geometric design of alternating green and ochre triangles alternated with manganese dots, upper part of the... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2015

Two Sino-Islamic Cloisonné Vases, China, probably late Qing dynasty (1644-1912), 19th-early 20th century

Two Sino-Islamic Cloisonné Vases, China, probably late Qing dynasty (1644-1912), 19th-early 20th century. Estimate : 2 880 € / 3 600 € €. Photo courtesy Auctionata AG. Cloisonné, brass - Polychrome surface with Sino-Arabic scripts (Hui) in roundels - Ruyi-shaped borders around the sweeping lips - Baluster-shaped bodies - 2 enclosed bronze rods for handling the incense - Height: each 16 cm; diameter: each 8 cm - Good condition  This lot is comprised of a pair of polychrome... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2015

Spinach jade, Persia, 15th-16th century, Late Timurid or early Safavid period

Spinach jade, Persia, 15th-16th century, Late Timurid or early Safavid period. Estimate : 12 000 € / 15 000 €. Photo courtesy Auctionata AG. Flat poly-lobed pendant with fine relief carvings - Horizontal suspension bar at the top - One side with calligraphic inscriptions and scrolling tendrils - The other side with floral decorations - Fine oily surface - Max. diameter: 6.5 cm - Very good condition  The fine relief carvings of the offered jade pendant clearly follow the tradition... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2015

A Kashan lustre pottery star tile with gazelles in foliage, Persia, 14th century

A Kashan lustre pottery star tile with gazelles in foliage, Persia, 14th century. Estimation 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of eight-pointed stellar form, decorated in lustre over an opacified tin glaze with inglaze cobalt blue, featuring two gazelles within a foliiate background with a bird flying above, border with stylised blue design, old collection label to reverse '59'; 20.3cm. Note: Poetry was an important source of inspiration for Kashan potters, and the gazelle, a... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2015

A Kashan minai pottery bowl with enthroned figure, Persia, 13th century

A Kashan minai pottery bowl with enthroned figure, Persia, 13th century. Estimation 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of deep rounded form on short foot with slightly flared rim, decorated in polychrome and gilt highlights with central enthroned figure within a calligraphic band surmounted by further figures and inscription in white ornamental Kufic script, exterior with inscription in large thuluth script; 20.7cm. max. diam.  inscriptionsAround the inner rim:' .... Wealth and... [Lire la suite]


13 avril 2015

A Kashan minai pottery bottle vase, Persia, 13th century

A Kashan minai pottery bottle vase, Persia, 13th century. Estimation 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the body of globular form with raised bosses and tall cylindrical neck with flared mouth, decorated on a turquoise ground with blue, beige and burgundy with gold highlights, featuring roundels containing seated figures and four further figures to the shoulder, 'H.G.' inked on underside; 18.5cm. height Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, Londres, 22 avr. 2015
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13 avril 2015

A Kashan black and turquoise bowl, Persia, circa 1200

A Kashan black and turquoise bowl, Persia, circa 1200. Estimation 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of deep rounded form with inverted rim, painted in black under a deep turquoise alkaline glaze with stylised geometric design to interior and a pseudo-calligraphic design in a band under the rim on the exterior, old collector's label to underside; 21cm. diam.; 10.5cm. height. Provenance: Hotel Drouot, 13 Mai 1953, salle 9Rheims Com-pris, Nazau Aga, Expert no.03"Grand bol a marli sur pied ...,... a... [Lire la suite]
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13 avril 2015

A monumental Kashan lustre jug, Persia, 13th century

A monumental Kashan lustre jug, Persia, 13th century. Estimation 15,000 — 25,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of baluster form with a thin neck and moulded spout, including handle resting on shoulder, underglaze dark honey coloured lustre design comprising large entwined roundels on the body containing three horsemen and a harpy, featuring winged harpies in between, with bands above and below containing pseudo-calligraphy, running quadrupeds and leafy details; 47.5cm. height; 23cm. diam. Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
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11 avril 2015

An Iznik polychrome pottery dish, Turkey, late 16th century

An Iznik polychrome pottery dish, Turkey, late 16th century. Estimation 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. decorated in underglaze light blue, green and bole red with black outlines, with tulips, carnations, hyacinths and other flowers emanating from a leafy tuft, the rim with a breaking wave pattern, the reverse with foliate motifs; 34cm. diam. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, Londres, 22 avr. 2015
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