02 novembre 2017

A rare Safavid blue-glazed pottery covered bowl (tas), Iran, 17th century

Lot 94. A rare Safavid blue-glazed pottery covered bowl (tas), Iran, 17th century. 9¾in. (25cm.) high; 12 5/8in. (32cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 40,000 - GBP 60,000. Price realised GBP 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The cobalt-blue surface with moulded turquoise-glazed decoration, minor areas of chipping, otherwise intact. Note: This covered bowl is amongst the most impressive examples of a small, distinctive group of Safavid pottery. Although they were designed to imitate the... [Lire la suite]
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17 octobre 2017

A Kashan pottery bottle vase with spouted neck, Persia, 13th century

Lot 145. A Kashan pottery bottle vase with spouted neck, Persia, 13th century. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 GBP. © Sotheby's. the fritware body of globular form, tall thin neck and splayed mouth, decorated with three paired cobalt blue trails under a transparent glaze; 29.5cm.  Provenance: Ex-collection Harvey B. Plotnick.Sotheby's London, 3 October 2012, lot 148. Note: The use of fritware in Persia from the twelfth century onwards equipped craftsmen with the means to create finer ceramic... [Lire la suite]
14 octobre 2017

A Qajar talismanic bazuband, Iran, 19th century

Lot 114. A Qajar talismanic bazuband, Iran, 19th century. Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000 (USD 5,304 - USD 7,956). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Comprising three panels of carnelian, each inscribed with boldnasta'liq surrounded by flowering vine, set into a later hinged silver mount, the middle section of the reverse similarly inscribed. 5 ¾in. (15cm.) long Christie's. Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds Including Oriental Rugs and Carpets, 26 October 2017, London
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26 septembre 2017

'Wondrous Worlds' exhibition showcases the long history and rich diversity of Islamic art

Double Portrait of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan (1592-1666) and Empress Mumtaz (1593-1631), India, late 19th century, Colors and gold on ivory, Bequest of J. Ackerman Coles, 1926, Collection of the Newark Museum 26.1133. HOUSTON, TX.- Bringing together both historic and contemporary objects from Asia, Africa, the United States, and Europe, Asia Society Texas Center’s exhibition, Wondrous Worlds: Art & Islam Through Time & Place, showcases the global history and breadth of Islamic art. The exhibition opened September... [Lire la suite]
04 septembre 2017

Jug with molded decoration, Iran, Kashan or Rayy, approx. 1100-1200

Jug with molded decoration, Iran, Kashan or Rayy, approx. 1100-1200. Glazed fritware. H. 7 in x Diam. 5 1/2 in, H. 17.8 cm x Diam. 14 cm. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60P474 © 2017 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture Ceramic vessels from the Islamic world often imitated the shapes, and sometimes the decoration, of metal vessels. The shape of this jug, might down to its knobbed handle, is probably inspired by a metal prototype. So is the raised, molded decoration,... [Lire la suite]
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04 septembre 2017

Lobed footed dish, Iran, approx. 1150-1250

Lobed footed dish, Iran, approx. 1150-1250. Glazed fritware. H. 2 1/4 in x Diam. 6 1/2 in, H. 5.7 cm x Diam. 16.5 cm. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60P1890 © 2017 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture The form of this small footed dish with petal shapes along the rim is a rarity for Persian ceramics and it may be a direct imitation of imported Chinese wares known in Persia by the twelfth century. Two other aspects of the dish are hallmarks of Persian ceramics,... [Lire la suite]
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16 août 2017

Kashan Calligraphic Tile, Iran, 13 - 14th century, Ilkhanid Dynasty (1256-1353)

Kashan Calligraphic Tile, Iran, 13 - 14th century, Ilkhanid Dynasty (1256-1353), 29.5cm high, 30cm wide © Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. This quadrilateral tile is decorated with a beautiful turquoise blue glaze. At the top of the object there is a frieze of repeated and overlapping tendrils that evoke flowers or plants. The central panel features Persian calligraphy written in the naskhi script. The inscription is cobalt blue which contrasts with the turquoise ground and accentuates the chromatic vivacity of the piece. The tile may be... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2017

Qajar tile, Iran, 19th century

Qajar tile, Iran, 19th century, 34.5cm high, 27cm wide © Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. The Qajar tile with vivid colours and crisp outline depicting an equestrian figure riding on a white horse hawking. The background with various buildings, flowers and mountains in the distance. Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. 69 Kensington Church Street, London W8 4BG, United Kingdom
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12 août 2017

Large Safavid blue and white charger, Iran, 17th century

Large Safavid blue and white charger, Iran, 17th century, 51.5cm diameter © Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. This large and monumental pottery charger is of shallow circular form and is painted in a greyish-cobalt blue glaze on a white ground. The dish is centrally decorated with eight-lotus flowers standing in a vase. The rim is widely painted with alternating panels of various trees and flowers including stylised pine trees, chrysantheums and lotus flowers. The style of this dish was heavily influenced by Chinese Kraak porcelain... [Lire la suite]
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12 août 2017

Kubachi plate, Iran, Late 16th - early 17th century

Kubachi plate, Iran, Late 16th - early 17th century, 26.9cm diameter © Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. The plate with a slightly flaring rim, painted in shades of cobalt blue and black with a central flowerhead surrounded by Chinese inspired landscape panels. Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. 69 Kensington Church Street, London W8 4BG, United Kingdom
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