16 avril 2021

An Abbasid lustre pottery bowl, Mesopotamia, 9th-10th Century

Lot 18. An Abbasid lustre pottery bowl, Mesopotamia, 9th-10th Century; 19.7 cm. diam. Est: £3,000 - £4,000. Sold: £3,000. Courtesy Bonhams. of deep rounded form with everted rim on a short foot, decorated in a brown and yellowish gold lustre with a floral spray issuing from a roundel flanked by two large foliate motifs. Bonhams. Islamic and Indian Art, London, March 30, 2021.  
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27 octobre 2020

An Abbasid lustre pottery jar, Mesopotamia, 10th Century

Lot 7. An Abbasid lustre pottery jar, Mesopotamia, 10th Century; 9in. (22.9cm.) high. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000 (USD 39,000 - USD 65,000). Price realised GBP 150,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. Of typical form with rounded body tapering towards mouth, the shoulder with a band of kufic interrupted by four stylised handles, below this a band of parading long-necked birds, repaired breaks and small areas of restoration. Provenance: Excavated in 1946... [Lire la suite]
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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

An Abbasid tin-glazed pottery bowl, Iraq, 9th-10th century

Lot 96. An Abbasid tin-glazed pottery bowl, Iraq, 9th-10th century; 20.6cm. diam. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the rounded body with everted rim and short foot, decorated in cobalt blue in an opacified tin glaze with a central six-petalled rosette with hatched border sprouting stylised palmettes. Note: A similar bowl, also featuring a border of stylised sprouting palmettes, is in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, from the Nasli M. Heeramaneck Collection, gift of... [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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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 rare Abbasid splash ware plate, Iran or possibly Egypt, circa 8th-9th century

Lot 61. A rare Abbasid splash ware plate, Iran or possibly Egypt, circa 8th-9th century; 37cm. diam. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 43,250 GBP. © Sotheby's. of shallow form with flattened gently everted rim, decorated with splashed lead glazes in dark brown, amber, yellow and green with a central stylised six-petalled rosette enclosed by leaves and scrolls. Note: This form of splash ware has much in common with Chinese sancai wares of the same period,... [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]