25 octobre 2019

An exceptional silk Samite shirt with ducks, Central Asia, Sogdiana, 7th-9th century

Lot 208. An exceptional silk Samite shirt with ducks, Central Asia, Sogdiana, 7th-9th century. Unfolded: Length at shoulders: 67.4cm. Height (from the top of the collar to the bottom edge of fabric): 71cm. Total height (from the top of the collar to the bottom of green veil): 86.5cm. Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 GBP. Lot sold 243,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. sleeveless with open front, short collar, woven with dark and light shades of blue on a honey-gold silk samite in weft-faced... [Lire la suite]
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07 août 2018

Flacon, yellowish and blue-green glass, Syria?, 7th-9th century

Flacon, yellowish and blue-green glass, Syria?, 7th-9th century, H: 10 cm, Inv. no. 49/1979. © The David Collection. This blown flacon was mounted so that it became part of a horse-like animal made of pinched glass. The flacon belongs to a type that is known from Syria during the Roman Era. After an interval, flacons of this kind in the shape of animal figures were made again in the early Islamic period. Unlike the Roman pieces, they were now set into a richer, lace-like decoration of pinched glass, perhaps inspired by the type of... [Lire la suite]
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07 octobre 2011

Sotheby's Arts of the Islamic World sales total £8,566,075/$13,233,241.

  An Important Post-Sasanian Silk Shirt, Khurasan or Central Asia, 7th-9th Century. Estimate: £600,000-800,000. Sold for:£713,250/$1,102,684 .  Photo: Sotheby's LONDON.- Sotheby’s October auctions of Contemporary Art/Arab & Iranian and Arts of the Islamic World concluded today bringing a combined total of£10,901,275/$16,843,460.   Arts of the Islamic World Sales, 4-5 October 2011 Sotheby’s Arts of the Islamic World auctions today concluded bringing a combined total of £8,566,075/$13,233,241. Sales Highlights:... [Lire la suite]
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07 avril 2009

A glass Perfume Bottle. Syria, 7th-9th Century

A glass Perfume Bottle. Syria, 7th-9th Century free-blown in greenish-colourless glass, the funnel mouth with a rounded rim and hollow flange on an elongated ovoid body tapering to a knob-like base, the upper part decorated with two thick vertical pincered trails in contrasting bluish-green glass, while the four similar trails in alternating bluish-green and colourless glass on the lower body also form feet on which teh vessel stands. 9.2 cm. high. Estimate: £800 - 1,200. Unsold Bonhams. Islamic & Indian Art, 2... [Lire la suite]
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