09 avril 2019

A Timurid cut mosaic tile panel, Central Asia, late 14th-early 15th century

Lot 150. A Timurid cut mosaic tile panel, Central Asia, late 14th-early 15th century; 54 by 86cm. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 GBP (69,648 - 92,864 EUR). Lot Sold 75,000 GBP (86,955 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the rectangular panel composed of polychrome fritware including white, blue, orange, green and light blue, featuring a central calligraphic design within a foliated border, some old restoration. Provenance: Ex-collection Henry René d'Allemagne (1863-1950). ... [Lire la suite]

09 avril 2019

A large Timurid cut mosaic tile fragment, Central Asia, late 14th-early 15th century

Lot 149. A large Timurid cut mosaic tile fragment, Central Asia, late 14th-early 15th century; 63.5 by 53.5cm. mounted. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 GBP (17,412 - 29,020 EUR). Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. the mosaic tiles fitted together and forming part of a monumental inscription, with cobalt blue, emerald green, light and very light blue glazes. Provenance: Ex-collection Carl Johan Lamm, Sweden (1902-81).Sotheby's, 30 April 1992, lot 93.Carl Johan Lamm was born in... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2019

A large Nishapur calligraphic pottery bowl, Persia or Central Asia, 10th century

Lot 139. A large Nishapur calligraphic pottery bowl, Persia or Central Asia, 10th century; 10.5cm. height, 34.3cm. diam. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 GBP (34,824 - 46,432 EUR). Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. of deep conical form, decorated in dark brown on a slip-painted ground with four Kufic calligraphic inscriptions under the rim and point to centre, plain exterior. inscriptions: ‘Modesty is a branch of faith and faith is’ Slip-painted bowls with calligraphic... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2019

A large Timurid moulded cuerda-seca pottery tile, Central Asia, late 14th century

Lot 106. A large Timurid moulded cuerda-seca pottery tile, Central Asia, late 14th century; 35 by 33 by 4.5cm. Estimate 7,000 — 10,000 GBP. Lot Sold 8,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby’s 2014. the surface moulded and decorated in cobalt and light blue, green, cream and manganese with a stylised stellar design. Provenance: Ex-private collection, UK, formed in the 1950s and '60s. Exhibited: Arts from the Land of Timur, An exhibition from a Scottish Private Collection, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 8-13 January 2012. ... [Lire la suite]
10 février 2019

A fine and rare silver and parcel-gilt cup, Golden Horde, Central Asia, 13th-14th century

Lot 88. A fine and rare silver and parcel-gilt cup, Golden Horde, Central Asia, 13th-14th century; 13cm. max. diam. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 GBP. Lot Sold 43,750 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2014 the deep rounded body with central gilt medallion incised and punched with lotus blossom design, a foliate-edged thumb-rest rivetted to the rim with en-suite decoration, external rim with gilt band also incised and punched with foliate details. Note: This type of drinking cup (or 'belt-bowl'),... [Lire la suite]
06 février 2019

Exhibition showcases over 60 examples of visually dynamic Central Asian ikat robes

Power of Pattern: Central Asian Ikats from the David and Elizabeth Reisbord Collection.  LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Los Angeles County Museum of Art presents Power of Pattern: Central Asian Ikats from the David and Elizabeth Reisbord Collection. On view February 3–July 28, 2019, the exhibition showcases over 60 examples of visually dynamic Central Asian ikat robes and wall hangings. Organized by motif, Power of Pattern examines how the region’s textile designers, dyers, and weavers used improvisation and abstraction to... [Lire la suite]
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28 janvier 2019

A fine silk samite fragment with confronted deer and lions, Central Asia, Sogdiana, 8th-9th century

Lot 161. A fine silk samite fragment with confronted deer and lions, Central Asia, Sogdiana, 8th-9th century; 47.5 by 64cm; 53 by 69cm mounted. Estimate 20,000 — 25,000 GBP. Lot sold 22,500 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2017.  a large fragment, woven in weft-faced polychrome compound twill with red, green, honey and blue threads, the design comprising pearl roundels containing facing stags and lions between a stylised tree, with foliate medallions between. Note: Designed with the... [Lire la suite]
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28 janvier 2019

A fine silk samite fragment with deer, Central Asia, Sogdiana, 8th-9th century

Lot 160. A fine silk samite fragment with deer, Central Asia, Sogdiana, 8th-9th century; 45.5 by 62cm; 52 by 66cm mounted. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 GBP. Lot sold 40,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2017.  comprising a central section with two stitched components on each side, woven in weft-faced polychrome compound twill with red, green, honey and blue threads, featuring a large foliate medallion enclosing a finely outlined stag with floral coat, blossoming lotus palmettes... [Lire la suite]
07 octobre 2018

A monumental calligraphic tile, Central Asia or Persia, 14th century

Lot 131. A monumental calligraphic tile, Central Asia or Persia, 14th century; 59.5 by 48cm. Estimate: £50,000 - £70,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. the stonepaste body with tall moulded calligraphic inscription between foliate stems under a protruding band with smaller line of Kufic calligraphy, painted in white with black outlines and turquoise band on a cobalt blue ground under a transparent glaze, set onto custom metal mount. Provenance: Private European family collection since the 1960s. Private European family... [Lire la suite]
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06 août 2018

Samitum-woven silk with confronted deer in medallions, Central Asia, 7th-8th century

Samitum-woven silk with confronted deer in medallions, Central Asia, 7th-8th century. H: 105; W: 46 cm. Inv. no. 4/2005. © The David Collection. This magnificent textile with confronted deer placed on winged palmettes in medallions was probably made in Sogdiana, the area north and east of the Amu Darya (Oxus) River. The motif comes from Sasanian Iran, but the rendition of this piece is stiffer than that of its models. Medallion motifs with single or confronted figures are also known from Byzantium (and China), and survived in the... [Lire la suite]
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