06 avril 2021

A Kashan turquoise-blue glazed pottery bowl, Central Iran, 12th century

Lot 4.  A Kashan turquoise-blue glazed pottery bowl, Central Iran, 12th century; 8in. (20.3cm.) diam. Estimate: GBP 7,000 - GBP 10,000. Sold for: GBP 21,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021. The interior decorated with radiating split-palmettes, a band of a calligraphy below the rim, the exterior with large waterweed motifs contained within double blue lines. Provenance: Formerly from the Estate of Dr. Paul J. Vignos Jr. (1919-2010), Chicago, USA, originally acquired in the 1950’s/1960’sSold at Sale 152,... [Lire la suite]

27 octobre 2020

A Kashan lustre pottery jug, Central Iran, early 13th century

Lot 15. A Kashan lustre pottery jug, Central Iran, early 13th century; 7 5/8in. (19.4cm.) high. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 40,000 (USD 39,000 - USD 52,000). Price realised GBP 37,500. Courtesy Sotheby's. The rounded body decorated with a band of kufic on a scrolling arabesque ground, repeated stylised palmette motifs and a band of geometric motifs with roundels above and below, the neck with a similar kufic inscription with a smaller inscription below, the handle decorated with a geometric... [Lire la suite]
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14 mars 2020

A Kashan turquoise glazed reticulated cockerel-head pottery ewer, Central Iran, First quarter 13th century

Lot 8. A Kashan turquoise glazed reticulated cockerel-head pottery ewer, Central Iran, First quarter 13th century; 13 3/8in. (34cm.) high. Estimate GBP 100,000 - GBP 150,000 (USD 128,000 - USD 192,000). © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. With spherical body and tubular neck, the mouth in the form of a cockerel's head with flaring comb, the handle in the form of a rising tapering curving tail, the inner body plain, the outer skin pierced with interlaced arabesques around seated figures with... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2020

A Kashan moulded cobalt-blue, black and white jug, Central Iran, Early 13th century

Lot 4. A Kashan moulded cobalt-blue, black and white jug, Central Iran, Early 13th century; 6 7/8in. (17.5cm.) high. Estimate GBP 50,000 - GBP 70,000 (USD 64,000 - USD 89,600). © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The spherical body moulded with a lattice of arabesques highlighted in blue and black, a band of reserved naskh inscription engraved on black around the rim, the handle and foot each with a band of similar inscription on light blue, the underside with a radiating quatrefoil... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2020

A large moulded cobalt-blue ewer, Kashan, Central Iran, circa 1200

Lot 3. A large moulded cobalt-blue ewer, Kashan, Central Iran, circa 1200; 12 ¼in. (31cm.) high. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000 (USD 25,600 - USD 38,400). © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The cylindrical body decorated with scrolling vine around a band of dancing figures with linked arms, the flat shoulder with traces of animals in chase, the neck and mouth with floral motifs, some areas of restoration. The Collection of the Late Dr. Mohammed Said Farsi. Note: The body of this ewer... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2020

A Kashan lustre, cobalt-blue and turquoise moulded inscription tile, Central Iran, 13th century

Lot 115. A Kashan lustre, cobalt-blue and turquoise moulded inscription tile, Central Iran, 13th century; 14 7/8 x 14 5/8in. (38 x 37.2cm.). Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000. Price realised GBP 4,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  Of square form, the main register with a moulded cobalt-blue naskh inscription on a ground of spiralling tendrils issuing leaves, palmettes and bold birds on a deep lustre ground, the upper register with inverted palmettes issuing leafy swags, the lower register... [Lire la suite]
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08 janvier 2020

A Kashan blue, black and white glazed cockerel-head pottery ewer, Central Iran, 13th century

Lot 105. A Kashan blue, black and white glazed cockerel-head pottery ewer, Central Iran, 13th century; 9¾in. (24.6cm.) high. Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000. Price realised GBP 4,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  With drop-shaped body rising from short vertical foot to cockerel-head mouth with pronounced comb, simple handle, the body with a register of wide white interlacing strapwork forming cobalt circles with radiating black motif, above and below bands of white naskh reserved against... [Lire la suite]
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08 janvier 2020

A lustre and turquoise glazed pottery bottle, Kashan, Central Iran, circa 1200

Lot 91. A lustre and turquoise glazed pottery bottle, Kashan, Central Iran, circa 1200; 10in. (25.5cm.) high. Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000. Price realised GBP 2,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  Of bulbous form on short conical foot rising to a thin tubular neck, with flaring mouth and cusped lip, a lustre inscription in cursive naskh around the shoulder, a band with a similar inscription reserved against the lustre ground below, with stylized foliage around base, neck and mouth, the... [Lire la suite]
23 avril 2019

A lustre and cobalt-blue moulded pottery border tile, Kashan, Central Iran, 13th-14th century

Lot 25. A lustre and cobalt-blue moulded pottery border tile, Kashan, Central Iran, 13th-14th century; 7 ¾ x 12 ½in. (19.8 x 31.8cm.). Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000 (USD 10,432 - USD 15,648). Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The bold cobalt-blue inscription reading 'rasul Allah' on dense scrolling foliate ground, the reverse with old collection monogram and dated, (?)obt, EP, 6-8-56, on stand. Provenance: Private Danish Collection by 1956. Christie's. Art of the... [Lire la suite]
23 avril 2019

A turquoise and cobalt-blue moulded calligraphic pottery border tile, Kashan, Central Iran, 13th-14th century

Lot 23. A turquoise and cobalt-blue moulded calligraphic pottery border tile, Kashan, Central Iran, 13th-14th century; 12 x 12 ¾in. (30.5 x 32.4cm.). Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000 (USD 10,432 - USD 15,648). Price realised GBP 8,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The upper register with foliate palmettes, the cobalt-blue inscription lightly pitted, repaired breaks. Provenance: Andre Godard, Tehran, circa 1935-1937.Claude Achille Clarac; sold by his estate, Haut Roche, Daguerre, 26... [Lire la suite]