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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20 avril 2019

A Fatimid carved aquamarine flask, Egypt, 10th-11th century

Lot 133. A Fatimid carved aquamarine flask, Egypt, 10th-11th century; 6.4cm. height. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. of cylindrical form on a short spreading foot, with everted rim and inner cylinder, the body decorated with four relief-cut curved and etched stylised vines with upward-pointing palmette terminals. Provenance: Purchased from Michel Albert Manoukian, Paris, 7 April 1969 (receipt on file). Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World including Fine... [Lire la suite]
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20 avril 2019

A Fatimid carved glass or obsidian chess piece, Egypt, 10th-11th century

Lot 132. A Fatimid carved glass or obsidian chess piece, Egypt, 10th-11th century; 3.8cm. height. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. carved with stylised foliate designs and incised dash details. Provenance: Purchased from Michel Albert Manoukian, Paris, 7 April 1969 (receipt on file). Note: The conchoidal fractures on the underside of this piece, combined with its very dark black colour, suggest that it is obsidian, an igneous rock that occurs... [Lire la suite]
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20 avril 2019

A Fatimid carved rock crystal chess piece, Egypt, 10th-11th century

Lot 131. A Fatimid carved rock crystal chess piece, Egypt, 10th-11th century; 3.8cm. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. of typical form, carved with cut stylised foliate designs and dash details. Provenance: Purchased from Michel Albert Manoukian, Paris, 7 April 1969 (receipt on file). Note: The feat of carving rock crystal, an extremely hard element, was mastered by the Fatimids in the tenth century as evident from the magnificent, but limited, corpus of remaining... [Lire la suite]
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10 février 2019

A Fatimid lustre dish featuring a bird amidst foliage, Egypt, 11th-12th century

Lot 83. A Fatimid lustre dish featuring a bird amidst foliage, Egypt, 11th-12th century; 19.5cm. diam. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP. Lot Sold 37,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby’s 2014 the earthenware body painted in lustre on an opaque white glaze, featuring a bird amidst scrolling foliage, with a turquoise splash in the centre, the exterior with stylised motifs. Note: This earthenware bowl was painted over the glaze in golden yellow lustre with the figure of a bird amidst stylised foliage.... [Lire la suite]
29 avril 2018

A Fatimid lustre pottery bowl, Egypt, 12th Century

Lot 161. A Fatimid lustre pottery bowl, Egypt, 12th Century; 19.6 cm. diam. Estimate £6,000 - 8,000. Sold for £ 13,750 (€ 15,678). © Bonhams 2001-2018 of deep rounded form on a short foot, decorated in a yellowish lustre on a white ground with a central roundel containing a bird flanked by vegetal interlace, the walls with a band of inscription in floriated kufic  Inscriptions: [barak]ah kamilah wa shamilah ..., 'Perfect blessing and complete ...'. Note: For a similar lustre dish in... [Lire la suite]
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23 avril 2018

A rare Fatimid gold armlet, Egypt or Syria, 11th century

Lot 8. A rare Fatimid gold armlet, Egypt or Syria, 11th century; 5 ¾in. (14.6cm.) diam. at widest. Estimate GBP 100,000 - GBP 150,000 (USD 140,300 - USD 210,450). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The twisted band of the hinged bracelet with lines of calligraphy on alternate facets, the interior with continuous knotted strapwork, the bezel with a cruciform motif set with an emerald and green glass beads, the interstices of the cruciform with three filigree domes surrounded by small pearls, attachment pin... [Lire la suite]
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14 octobre 2017

A Fatimid rock crystal chess piece, Egypt, 11th century

Lot 137. A Fatimid rock crystal chess piece, Egypt, 11th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's. carved with deep bevel-cut scroll designs and dash details; 4.1cm.  From the Collection of Lothar Schmid (1928-2013) PUBLISHED: W. Seipel, Spielwelten der Kunst. Kunstkammer spiele (exh. cat.), Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, 21 May - 2 August, 1998, p.112, no.38.J. Petzold, Das königliche Spiel. Die Kulturgeschichte des Schachs, Stuttgart – Leipzig 1987,... [Lire la suite]
14 octobre 2017

A Fatimid rock crystal chess piece, Egypt, 11th century

Lot 136. A Fatimid rock crystal chess piece, Egypt, 11th century. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's. carved in four sections with deep bevel-cut foliate designs, the base border with dash details; 3cm.  From the Collection of Lothar Schmid ((1928-2013) Note: For further information on rock crystal chess pieces, see A. Contadini, 'Rock Crystal: Rock Crystal Pieces in the V&A.', ch.1 in Fatimid Art at the Victoria and Albert Museum, V&A... [Lire la suite]
16 octobre 2016

A Fatimid blue-ground lustre pottery jar, Egypt, 11th-12th century

Lot 224. A blue-ground lustre pottery jar, Egypt, 11th-12th century; 12.2cm. height; 10cm. diam. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 12,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. of ovoidal shape with straight neck and slightly everted rim, the turquoise-blue glaze body decorated in lustre with foliate pseudo-Kufic inscription. Note: Blue-ground lustre wares from the Fatimid period are extremely rare. The present example is comparable in terms of shape to other jars in the... [Lire la suite]
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