03 novembre 2022

A Kashan lustre, turquoise and cobalt-blue star tile, Iran, late 13th-early 14th century

Lot 31. A Kashan lustre, turquoise and cobalt-blue star tile, Iran, late 13th-early 14th century; 8in. (20.3cm.) across. Price realised GBP 163,800 (Estimate GBP 60,000 – GBP 80,000). © Christie's Image 2022 Depicting a camel with saddle cover walking amongst foliage, intact. Property from a Private American Collection. A Lustrous Menagerie: Persian Ceramics from a Private American Collection The 1931 Exhibition of Persian Art held at the Royal Academy in London was organised by Arthur Upham... [Lire la suite]

19 juillet 2022

'Engaging the Senses. Arts of the Islamic World' at the National Museum of Asian Art, Smithsonian

Detail, Bowl, F1957.24. © 2022 Smithsonian Institution As our experiences become increasingly mediated by digital technologies, direct sensory perception and appreciation of the world have become all the more important. The sound of a voice, the glimpse of a painting, the taste of food, the touch of fabric, the scent of a flower—all stimulate the senses. According to classical and Arab philosophy, the five outer senses—sound, sight, taste, touch, and smell—are directly connected to the inner senses that define us as human... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2022

Islamic Prayer Rugs

Prayer Rug, 1570s-1590s, Safavid, Iran, Museum of Islamic Arts, Qatar. Most of these preserved rugs were intended as diplomatic gifts from the Safavid court to the Ottomans. The poetic inscription on the border is in nasta`liq script, in Persian verse & includes the name of Sultan Murad. Prayer Rug, 16th century, Turkey, Walters Art Museum. This Ottoman rug depicts a floral pattern. While the central arch has no columns to reflect the prayer niche, the arrangement of the blossom pattern is a kind of floral translation of... [Lire la suite]
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25 octobre 2021

Musée des Arts Décoratifs opens 'Cartier and Islamic Art: In Search of Modernity'

PARIS.- From October 21st, 2021 to February 20th, 2022, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris presents ‘Cartier and Islamic Art: In Search of Modernity’, co-organized by the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, and the Dallas Museum of Art, with the exceptional collaboration of the Musée du Louvre and the support of Cartier. This exhibition shows the influence of Islamic Art on the high jewellery Maison Cartier in its design of jewellery and precious objects from the beginning of the 20th century to the present... [Lire la suite]
22 février 2021

A Safavid fritware dish, Iran, probably Kerman, 17th century

Lot 208. Plat à décor bleu et blanc, Iran safavide, probablement Kerman, XVIIe siècle. Diamètre : 36 cm. Estimation :  1 800 € - 2 200 €. Courtesy Ader. Large plat en céramique siliceuse à décor peint en bleu sur fond blanc de tiges florales à feuilles de palmes et d’une frise de feuillettes agrémentées de motifs en volutes sur le marli.Restauration sur l’aile. Provenance : Ancienne collection de Monsieur A. Jacob (1942-1988). Arts de l'Islam et de l'Inde chez Ader, 26 février 2021, Drouot Richelieu... [Lire la suite]
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22 février 2021

Two Kubatchi fritware dishes, Iran, Daghestan, 17th century and a small Iranian 19th century dish

Lot 209. Deux plats dits de Koubatcha à décor radiant, Iran, Daghestan, XVIIe siècle. Estimation : 2 000 € - 3 000 €. Photo courtesy Ader. Céramique siliceuse à décor rayonnant peint en noir sous glaçure turquoise, l’un au marli orné de nuages tchi.On y joint un petit plat à décor de chrysanthèmes peints en noir sous glaçure turquoise, Iran, XIXe siècle.Diamètres : 27,5 ; 23,5 and 19,3 cmBords ébréchés, petits éclats, trous de suspension. Provenance : Ancienne collection de Monsieur A. Jacob (1942-1988). Arts de... [Lire la suite]
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22 février 2021

Three Safavid kubatchi figural pottery tiles, Iran, 17th century

Lot 204. Ensemble de trois carreaux à décor de personnages, Iran safavide, Koubatcha, XVIIe siècle, 16,5 x 16,5 ; 16 x 16,5 cm. Estimation : 3 000 € - 4 000 €. Photo courtesy Ader. en céramique siliceuse peinte en polychromie sur fond blanc d’un jeune homme dans un médaillon polylobé tenant une coupe ou des fleurs. Restaurations, angles coupés pour l’un.  Arts de l'Islam et de l'Inde chez Ader, 26 février 2021, Drouot Richelieu - 9, rue Drouot - Salle 7 - 75009 Paris. Marie-Christine DAVID, Expert SFEP.
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14 décembre 2020

Rare Works of Persian Blue and White Ceramics from the Hossein Afshar Collection on View Together for the First Time

Dish, Persian, Timurid or early Safavid, second half of 15th century, stonepaste; painted in blue on white slip under transparent glaze, the Hossein Afshar Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. HOUSTON—The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, tells the story of the enduring, worldwide appeal of blue and white ceramics through the exhibition Between Sea and Sky: Blue and White Ceramics from Persia and Beyond. This exhibition brings together 74 works, including selections from the exceptional Hossein Afshar Collection of... [Lire la suite]
27 octobre 2020

A Kashan lustre pottery bowl, Iran, circa 1200

Lot 13. A Kashan lustre pottery bowl, Iran, circa 1200; 8 3/8in. (21.2cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 25,000 - GBP 35,000 (USD 32,500 - USD 45,500). Price realised GBP 30,000 Courtesy Sotheby's. Of conical form, the interior decorated with roundels each containing seated figures in a golden-brown lustre on a scrolling ground, the exterior with a calligraphic band above repeated scrolling stylised palmette motifs, the base with a dark lustre dense scrolling vegetal diaper, two hairline cracks,... [Lire la suite]
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15 mars 2020

An inscribed ruby bead, Iraq, Iran or India, 14th-15th century

Lot 85. An inscribed ruby bead, Iraq, Iran or India, 14th-15th century; 5/8in. (1.5cm.) high; 3/8in. (0.8cm.) wide; ¼in. (0.5cm.) deep. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 7,000 (USD 6,280 - USD 8,792). © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  Of irregular form, the polished surface with a cursive Arabic benedictory inscription, 5.6 carat.  Christie's. Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds Including Oriental Rugs and Carpets, London, 2 April 2020
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