18 mars 2020

A signed Abbasid slip-painted calligraphic pottery bowl, Mesopotamia, 9th century

Lot 62. A signed Abbasid slip-painted calligraphic pottery bowl, Mesopotamia, 9th century; 21 cm. diam. Estimate: £ 6,000 - 8,000 (€ 6,600 - 8,800). Courtesy Bonhams. of deep rounded form on a short foot with everted rim, decorated in cobalt blue on a white ground with a band of inscription in kufic.  Note: Inscriptions: barakah, 'amal ..., 'Blessing, the work of ... (?)'. Bonhams. Islamic and Indian Art, London, New Bond Street, 11 June 2020, 11:00 BST

16 mars 2020

A small Abbasid lustre pottery bowl depicting two birds, Iraq, 9th century

Lot 94. A small Abbasid lustre pottery bowl depicting two birds, Iraq, 9th century; 12.8cm. diam. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the earthenware body of open form with slightly everted rim on a low foot, decorated in a dark golden monochrome lustre over an opacified tin glaze, the cavetto painted with a pair of birds around a central roundel, exterior with three medallions against a background of peacock eye motifs, old Sotheby's label. Provenance: Sotheby’s Geneva, 25 June... [Lire la suite]
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16 mars 2020

A large Abbasid tin-glazed pottery bowl, Iraq, 9th century

Lot 93. A large Abbasid tin-glazed pottery bowl, Iraq, 9th century; 9.6cm. height; 28.2cm. diam. Estimate: 40,000 - 50,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the earthenware body decorated in cobalt blue in an opacified tin glaze, with a central stylised palm tree and wave-like designs near rim on a short foot. Note: Appearing for the first time in the late eighth or ninth century, Abbasid opaque white glazed pottery is believed to be direct evidence for Chinese imported porcelain. During a period when the Islamic world’s centre... [Lire la suite]
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09 janvier 2020

A blue enamelled gold-decorated sandwich glass beaker, probably Iran, 9th century

Lot 64. A blue enamelled gold-decorated sandwich glass beaker, probably Iran, 9th century; 3¼in. (8.2cm.) high. Estimate GBP 60,000 - GBP 80,000. Price realised GBP 73,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  Of cylindrical form with flat base, the body decorated in gilt in the 'sandwich-glass' technique with an arcade formed of lotus leaves and containing large palmetes, each palmette flanked with a small blue dot, a smaller band above with repeating smaller palmettes with occasional blue dots, the... [Lire la suite]
29 décembre 2019

An Abbasid polychrome lustre pottery bowl, Mesopotamia or Central Asia, 9th century

Lot 82. An Abbasid polychrome lustre pottery bowl, Mesopotamia or Central Asia, 9th century; 8¾in. (22.1cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000. Price realised GBP 5,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  With rounded body on short flat foot with slightly flaring rim, the symetrical decoration in two colour lustre with a central palmette tree flanked by two large palmettes with dotted roundels, their base with six-branched stars, the rim with crescent-shape motifs, the reverse... [Lire la suite]
29 décembre 2019

An Abbasid polychrome lustre pottery bowl, Mesopotamia, 9th century

Lot 2. An Abbasid polychrome lustre pottery bowl, Mesopotamia, 9th century; 10¼in. (26cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000. Price realised GBP 10,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  Of shallow rounded form with everted lip on short foot, the off-white tin-glazed interior painted in three colours of lustre with a bold panelled abstract palmette design formed of bold panels each filled with a variety of smaller motifs, the reverse with circles containing three stylized leaves... [Lire la suite]
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29 décembre 2019

A large Abbasid tin-glazed dish, possibly attributable to Muhammad al-Salah, Mesopotamia, 9th century

Lot 83. A large Abbasid tin-glazed dish, possibly attributable to Muhammad al-Salah, Mesopotamia, 9th century; 3 7/8in. (25cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 35,000 - GBP 40,000. Price realised GBP 43,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  Of rounded form with everted lip on short foot, the pale interior with a design of four cobalt-blue fan-like palmettes around a central dot, repaired breaks, small areas of restoration. Note: The production of opaque white glazed wares in Iraq in the late... [Lire la suite]
29 décembre 2019

A large Abbasid tin-glazed dish attributable to Muhammad al-Salah, Mesopotamia, 9th century

Lot 44. A large Abbasid tin-glazed dish, attributable to Muhammad al-Salah, Mesopotamia, 9th century; 24.5cm. diam. Estimate 50,000 — 80,000 GBP. Lot sold 61,250 GBP. © Sotheby's. of hemispherical form on a short foot, covered in an opacified glaze, decorated in cobalt blue with a central spot enclosed by four fan-like palmette leaves. Provenance: ex-Collection Dominique Fourcade. Note: This ceramic bowl is one of the most significant examples of early Abbasid ceramic... [Lire la suite]
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23 février 2019

An unusual Yaozhou brown glaze and white slip-decorated stoneware bowl, Tang dynasty, 9th century 

Lot 428. An unusual Yaozhou brown glaze and white slip-decorated stoneware bowl, Tang dynasty, 9th century; 6 1/8 in. (15.7 cm.) diam.; 2 5/16 in. (5.9 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 8,125. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008   The canted mouth rim decorated with five spreading ovals of brown glaze atop a white slip that ends mid-body, the interior similarly decorated with five large representations of water weeds; together with a small Yaozhou brown... [Lire la suite]
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28 août 2018

An unusual small dark brown-glazed double-gourd vase, late Tang dynasty, 9th century

Lot 1283. An unusual small dark brown-glazed double-gourd vase, late Tang dynasty, 9th century; 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The bottle has an ovoid body and a pair of double-strap handles that flank a waisted neck below the garlic mouth applied with six bosses around the mouth rim, all under a glaze of dark brown color that falls in an irregular line on the lower body exposing the fine light grey body, cloth box. Christie's. Fine Chinese... [Lire la suite]