20 mars 2020

A Mamluk silver-inlaid brass cylindrical vessel, Egypt or Syria, 13th century

Lot 101. A Mamluk silver-inlaid brass cylindrical vessel, Egypt or Syria, 13th century; 7.2cm. height; 8.6cm. diam. Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. of cylindrical form, the body with monumental silver-inlaid calligraphic band amidst vegetal scrolls with silver-inlaid leaves and black composite ground, between two foliate roundels, underside with incised design, hinge to body, lacking lid. inscriptions: ‘The high authority, the great, the responsible’ ... [Lire la suite]

20 mars 2020

An important Mamluk silver-inlaid brass candlestick, Egypt, late 13th-first half 14th century

Lot 99. An important Mamluk silver-inlaid brass candlestick, Egypt, late 13th-first half 14th century; 35.5cm. height; 34.5cm. diam. Estimate: 80,000 - 120,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the base of truncated conical form encircled by two pointed ridges, the projecting shoulder leading to a concave driptray, the cylindrical neck surmounted by a broad socket tapering to the mouth, decorated with bands of calligraphy and roundels also containing calligraphy written in a circle and stylised lotus patterns,... [Lire la suite]
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24 janvier 2020

GALERIE EBERWEIN, Stand 24c at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Hippopotamus, Egypt, Middle Kingdom, 2050-1780 BC. Indurated limestone (probably from near Esna), 2.7 x 5.8 cm. © Galerie Eberwein. Provenance: private collection, Germany, acquired between 1954 and 1959 in Egypt. Shabti for Nesy-Khonsu, Supreme Chief of the Harem of Amen, Egypt, third Intermediate period, XXIst Dynasty, 1st Cachette Deir el-Bahari, circa 1069-945 BC. Bright blue faience with black details and inscription. H 17.5 cm. © Galerie Eberwein. Provenance: private collection, Rennes, France, acquired in 1960s. ... [Lire la suite]
23 janvier 2020

GALERIE CYBELE, Stand 17d at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Egyptian Kohl vessel in the shape of the god Bes, Ptolemaic period, 332-30 BC. Faience, turquoise-green glaze H 6.2 cm. © Galerie Cybele Provenance: private collection, Paris, 1960. Torso of a youth, Asia Minor, Ionia, Smyrna, Hellenistic period, 3rd century BC. Reddish clay. H 11.5 cm. © Galerie Cybele. Provenance: Lucien Mellerio collection, Paris, 1879-1943. Amphoriskos, Egypt, New Kingdom, 1500 BC. Blue faience. H 10.5 cm. © Galerie Cybele. Provenance: Madeleine Meunier collection (1921-2009), Paris, France, acquired... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2020

THEATRUM MUNDI, Stand 120b at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Stele of Ramses II, Egypt, New Kingdom, Ramesside period, XIX Dynasty, 1279-1213 BC. Bas-relief in calcareous stone with the engraved name of the Pharaoh Ramses II, 74 x 36 x 5 cm. © Theatrum Mundi. Provenance: private collection, United Kingdom, acquired at Pars Antique, London, 1970. James Gawley know as Jimmy Claws (USA, 1960s), Wolverine's original claws, 2006. Worn by Hugh Jackman in his role as Wolverine in X-Men: The Last Stand directed by Brett Ratner, 25.5 x 20 x 45 cm. © Theatrum Mundi. Provenance: private collection,... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2020

AXEL VERVOORDT, Stand 73b at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Markus Brunetti (Bavaria, 1965), Naranco, Santa Maria. Archival pigment print on natural cotton paper, mounted on dibond, 2013-2019,225 x 150 cm. © Axel Vervoordt. José Zanine Caldas (Belmonte 1918-2001 Vitória), Sculpted cube, 1980. Cedrela wood, 80 x 79 x 79 cm. © Axel Vervoordt. Large vase, Egypt, Late Period, 664-332 BC. Alabaster, 30.5 x 28.5 cm. © Axel Vervoordt. Provenance: private collection René Withofs (1919-1997), Brussels, 1972 or before; private collection Jan Vlug, Brussels; private collection Michel Pilette... [Lire la suite]

09 janvier 2020

An elegant Ayyubid or early Mamluk marvered glass jar, Egypt or Syria, 12th-13th century

Lot 143. An elegant Ayyubid or early Mamluk marvered glass jar, Egypt or Syria, 12th-13th century; 4 3/8in. (11cm.) high. Estimate GBP 25,000 - GBP 35,000. Price realised GBP 25,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  Of bulbous form rising from short trumpet foot to flaring mouth, the purple translucent glass body marvered with white threads in festooned oblique patterns, clean repaired breaks. Note: This aubergine coloured glass jar punctuated with a white foliated palmette design is an... [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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14 août 2019

A rare and intact Fatimid lustre jar, Egypt, 10th-11th century

Lot 84. A rare and intact Fatimid lustre jar, Egypt, 10th-11th century; 10in. (25.4cm.) high. Estimate GBP 200,000 - GBP 300,000. Price realised GBP 217,875. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 Of elegant baluster form with gently tapering neck and flaring rim, the white ground painted in golden lustre with a register of bold fleur de lys on a ground of scrolling vine contained inside drop-shaped cartouches, the neck with a further fleur de lys contained within heart-shaped cartouches,... [Lire la suite]
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02 juin 2019

Drop by Drop Life Falls from the Sky. Water, Islam, and Art, an exhibition at the Museo d’Arte Orientale (MAO)

At MAO, Turin, opens Drop by Drop Life Falls from the Sky. Water, Islam, and Art, an exhibition curated by Alessandro Vanoli It is the major exhibition on the relationship between water and Islam, from its most ancient origins to its many complex developments, up to more recent needs. This exhibition tells a story through images, artifacts, books, and miniatures: technology, everyday life, and art, which for centuries mirrored one another in the many ways of enjoying and using water. This exhibition bears witness to the variety and... [Lire la suite]