20 avril 2018

A fine rock crystal-hilted dagger and scabbard, India, Deccan, 17th century

Lot 161. A fine rock crystal-hilted dagger and scabbard, India, Deccan, 17th century; 44.2cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot Sold 32,500 GBP (37,193 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. with a single-edged watered-steel blade, the forte finely decorated with koftgari trees and domed buildings, the rock-crystal hilt with a carved geometrical band along the top, the textile-covered wood scabbard with silver lock and chape of foliate form with bud terminal. Note: A very... [Lire la suite]

20 avril 2018

Kashan Pottery at Sotheby's London, 25 April 2018

Lot 119. A Kashan bird-headed pottery ewer, Persia, early 13th century; 29cm. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 GBP. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. of elongated baluster form, the body narrowing to a neck with flaring mouth in the form of a rooster's head with black details for eyes and crown, with curved, feather-like handle, the body decorated with bulbous drop form designs, each containing black tendrils. Note: This bird-headed ewer is of a rare form which perhaps finds its genesis in... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2018

Indian Jewelry at Sotheby's London, 25 Apr 2018

Lot 155. A gem-set and enamelled necklace, earrings and ring, India, circa 19th century. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby’s 2018.   the gold necklace composed of rectangular beads each depicting a flower with a central diamond set in the kundan technique, red enamel petals against a green criss-cross design, the reverse enamelled with red and green floral blossoms on a white ground, with hanging gem-set and seed pearl beads, matching pendant earrings, together with a large... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2018

Iznik pottery at Sotheby's London, 25 April 2018

Lot 167. A unique blue and white pilgrim flask with animals, Turkey, circa 1545-55; 32.2cm. height. Est. 60,000-80,000. Lot Sold 669,000 GBP (765,604 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby’s 2018. Cf. my post: Sotheby's announces highlights from the Arts of the Islamic World auction on 25 April Lot 175. An Iznik polychrome pottery tile, Turkey, second half 16th century; 25.5 by 24.5cm. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 GBP. Lot Sold 30,000 GBP (34,332 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby’s 2018. of square... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2018

Firdausi (d.1020 AD), Shahnameh, Persia, Qazwin, Safavid, dated 985 AH/1577 AD

Lot 68. Firdausi (d.1020 AD), Shahnameh, Persia, Qazwin, Safavid, dated 985 AH/1577 AD. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP. Lot Sold 81,250 GBP (92,983 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. Persian manuscript on paper, 472 leaves plus 3 fly-leaves, 25 lines to the page text arranged in 4 columns, written in nasta’liq in black ink, titles in gold, f.3b and 4a with gold and polychrome shamsas followed by an opening bifolium with 12 lines of nasta’liq within clouds against a gold... [Lire la suite]
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20 avril 2018

A Mughal nobleman riding through a landscape holding a hawk, India, Deccan, Bijapur, circa 1660-80

Lot 86. A Mughal nobleman riding through a landscape holding a hawk, India, Deccan, Bijapur, circa 1660-80, gouache and gold on paper, depicting a mounted nobleman holding a hawk on his right hand, a retinue with elephant following, within a landscape, inscription to the reverse; 18.4 by 27.4cm. Estimate 70,000 — 90,000 GBP. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. Note: This is an important and rare equestrian portrait painted at Bijapur during the third quarter of the seventeenth century. It is close... [Lire la suite]
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20 avril 2018

Rugs and Carpets: Including Distinguished Collections at Sotheby's London, 23 April 2018

Sotheby’s London is delighted to announce its new Spring Rugs and Carpets sales to be held alongside London Islamic week. Our sale includes distinguished collections and offers a wide range of property drawn across Europe and the USA, with selected works representative of the international weaving centres of Persia, Caucasus, Anatolia, Central Asia, China, and Europe. We also include the second instalment of the prominent collection of Christopher Alexander; the first half formed the core of our NOVEMBER SALE last year.... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2018

The second Antique Arms Fair set to open in London

Ottoman shield of gilt-Copper (tombak). Early 17th century. Image provided by Peter Finer Ltd.  LONDON.- The inaugural Antique Arms Fair at Olympia London of September 2017, a showcase for fine antique arms, armour and militaria from an array of UK based and international specialist dealers, received very positive feedback from dealers and collectors alike regarding the high standard of the fair, excellent sales, and good attendance. The organisers hope to emulate and build on this positive start in their next... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2018

A rare 'Longquan' celadon 'Dragon and Bird' jar and cover, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 67. A rare 'Longquan' celadon 'Dragon and Bird' jar and cover, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 27.2 cm, 10 3/4  in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 GBP. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the tall ovoid body finely potted with three ribs encircling the upper body and supported on a flared foot, applied at the shoulder in high relief with a powerful dragon with long sinuous body coiled around the sides in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', poised with mighty paws set with outstretched talons gripped to the... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2018

A copper-red bottle vase, yuhuchun ping, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 25. A copper-red bottle vase, yuhuchun ping, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795); 30 cm, 12 in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 GBP. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the rounded sides rising from a spreading foot to a waisted neck and everted rim, richly applied on the exterior with a deep copper-red glaze, the base with a seal mark in underglaze blue. This vase is notable for its vibrant copper-red glaze, the even tone which accentuates the graceful curves of its profile.... [Lire la suite]