05 septembre 2021

A group of 26 pieces of bone carvings, Central Asia, 1st millennium B.C. and later

Lot 1102. A group of 26 pieces of bone carvings, Central Asia, 1st millennium B.C. and later;largest 18 cm, Japanese wood box. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 HKD. Lot Sold: 44,100 HKD. (C) 2021 Sotheby's Provenance: An old Japanese collection, 1990s. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including Song Ceramics from the Kai-Yin Lo Collection, Hong Kong, 26 August 2021
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22 février 2021

A Timurid calligraphic glazed tile, Central Asia, late 14th century

Lot 203. Carreau de revêtement en céramique à décor de lignes noires, Asie Centrale, époque timouride, fin XIVe siècle; 33 x 15 cm. Estimation : 2 000 € - 3 000 €. Photo courtesy Ader. Carreau de bordure rectangulaire, orné de deux lignes d’inscriptions arabes en coufique géométrique tête-bêche émaillées de blanc sur fond bleu, l’une donnant le début de la Bismillah. Au centre, frise d’inscriptions arabes cursives jaunes sur fond vert répétant le terme “al-mawt”/“la mort”. Quelques rehauts de glaçure rouge, bandes turquoise... [Lire la suite]
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27 octobre 2020

A rare Samanid pottery jug, Central Asia, 9th-10th century

Lot 7. A rare Samanid pottery jug, Central Asia, 9th-10th century; 5 7/8in. (14.9cm.) high. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000 (USD 26,120 - USD 39,180). Price realised GBP 125,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. Of conical form, with bold, black eastern kufic inscriptions to the centre and around the rim, repaired breaks, very slight losses. Provenance: With Joseph Soustiel by 1982. Note: Samanid potters can be credited with the invention and perfection of slip-painted pottery – in... [Lire la suite]
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26 octobre 2020

A large Samanid pottery bowl, Central Asia, 10th century

Lot 4. A large Samanid pottery bowl, Central Asia, 10th century; 15 7/8in. (40.1cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 80,000 - GBP 120,000 (USD 104,480 - USD 156,720). Price realised GBP 93,750. Courtesy Sotheby's. Of conical form, with bold, black eastern kufic inscriptions to the centre and around the rim, repaired breaks, very slight losses. Provenance: Swiss collection, active 1970s-1990s, by repute. Sotheby's. Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds Including Oriental Rugs and... [Lire la suite]
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16 mars 2020

A large Samarqand polychrome slip-painted pottery bowl, Central Asia, 10th century 

Lot 94. A large Samarqand polychrome slip-painted pottery bowl, Central Asia, 10th century; 12.7cm. height; 33.5cm. diam. Estimate: 7,000 - 10,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. of deep rounded form on short foot, the cream slip decorated with bold pseudo-calligraphic inscriptions in dark brown, with burnt ochre knotted motifs and palmettes, simple rippled band around the outside rim, exterior plain. Provenance: Sotheby’s Geneva, 25 June 1985, lot 138. Ex-collection Johannes Hellner... [Lire la suite]
29 décembre 2019

A rare silk robe, Central Asia, 11th-12th century

Lot 74. A rare silk robe,Central Asia, 11th-12th century; 47 x 69in. (120 x 175cm.). Estimate GBP 400,000 - GBP 600,000. Price realised GBP 505,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  Slightly waisted, with fur collar and cuffs, the decoration with repeated confronted hawks over a lattice formed by thin stems and composite palmettes, the repeated design a continuous stem punctuated by large tapering palmettes below which the stem separates in two tendrils, each tendril splitting... [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]
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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14 août 2019

A Timurid moulded pottery tile panel, Central Asia, late 14th-early 15th century

Lot 97. A Timurid moulded pottery tile panel, Central Asia, late 14th-early 15th century; 15¼ x 11in. (38.7 x 28cm.) at largest. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000. Price realised GBP 35,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 Of rectangular form painted in cobalt-blue, turquoise and white, the surface moulded with a central eight-pointed star containing a central rosette and four further minor rosettes on a ground of scrolling arabesque, surrounded by bands of quatrefoils, fragments of a further... [Lire la suite]
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]