09 janvier 2020

A blue enamelled gold-decorated sandwich glass beaker, probably Iran, 9th century

Lot 64. A blue enamelled gold-decorated sandwich glass beaker, probably Iran, 9th century; 3¼in. (8.2cm.) high. Estimate GBP 60,000 - GBP 80,000. Price realised GBP 73,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  Of cylindrical form with flat base, the body decorated in gilt in the 'sandwich-glass' technique with an arcade formed of lotus leaves and containing large palmetes, each palmette flanked with a small blue dot, a smaller band above with repeating smaller palmettes with occasional blue dots, the... [Lire la suite]

09 janvier 2020

A post-Sassanian glass beaker, Iran, 6th-8th century

Lot 4. A post-Sassanian glass beaker, Iran, 6th-8th century; 4 1/8in. (10.5cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000. Price realised GBP 2,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  Of deep hemispherical form cut with stepped bands of roundels forming a honeycomb lattice, the surface entirely covered with iridescence and encrustation. Christie's. Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds, London, 5 October 2010
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08 janvier 2020

An Ilkhanid lustre, cobalt-blue and turquoise moulded pottery tile, Iran, late 13th-early 14th century

Lot 114. An Ilkhanid lustre, cobalt-blue and turquoise moulded pottery tile, Iran, late 13th-early 14th century; 15 x 15 5/8in. (38 x 34.8cm.). Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 7,000. Price realised GBP 6,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  Of rectangular form, the main field moulded with a Persian inscription in large thuluth script highlighted in cobalt-blue, the ground with dense scrolls with trefoils, the upper band with a frieze of mirroring palmettes, a moulded band with small cartouches... [Lire la suite]
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08 janvier 2020

A moulded cobalt-blue glazed pottery bottle, probably Kashan, Iran, 12th century

Lot 90. A moulded cobalt-blue glazed pottery bottle, probably Kashan, Iran, 12th century; 11 3/8in. (29cm.) high. Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000. Price realised GBP 4,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  With rounded body on short straight foot, with tall tapering neck and flaring spout with cusped lip, the shoulder moulded with chasing animals including a deer, a buffalo, a lion, two hares and a fox, under a thick cobalt blue glaze, the foot unglazed, restored Christie's. Art of the Islamic... [Lire la suite]
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07 janvier 2020

An Ilkhanid lustre, cobalt-blue and turquoise moulded pottery tile, Iran, late 13th-early 14th century

Lot 113. An Ilkhanid lustre, cobalt-blue and turquoise moulded pottery tile, Iran, late 13th-early 14th century; 15 5/8 x 14in. (39.5 x 35.5cm.). Estimate GBP 7,000 - GBP 10,000. Price realised GBP 8,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  Of rectangular form, the main field moulded with a Persian inscription in large thuluth script highlighted in cobalt-blue, the ground with dense scrolls and foliage inhabitated by birds, the upper band with a frieze of mirroring palmettes, a moulded... [Lire la suite]
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06 janvier 2020

A large Safavid soft paste porcelain dish, Iran, 17th century

Lot 39. A large Safavid soft paste porcelain dish, Iran, 17th century. Estimate GBP 2,500 - GBP 3,500. Price realised GBP 2,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  Of rounded profile with wide sloping rim, on short tapering foot, the centre painted in the Chinese style with a stylized landscape including trees, birds, and a balcony, the cavetto and rim with radiating panels of stylized Chinese emblems and vegetation, the white exterior with loosely drawn floral spray, the underside of the foot with a... [Lire la suite]
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06 janvier 2020

A large Safavid soft paste porcelain dish, Iran, 17th century

Lot 38. A large Safavid soft paste porcelain dish, Iran, 17th century; 15 3/8in. (39cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000. Price realised GBP 12,50. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  With sloping rim on short foot, the blue centre with bold floral spray surrounding the stylised figure of a lion, the white cavetto with meandering vine issuing palmettes and leaves, the rim with scrolling tendrils, the reverse with bold meandering floral spray, underside with maker's mark, repaired breaks, rim with area of... [Lire la suite]
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06 janvier 2020

An exceptionally large Safavid blue and white baluster pottery jar, Kirman, Iran, 1st half 17th century

Lot 35. An exceptionally large Safavid blue and white baluster pottery jar, Kirman, Iran, 1st half 17th century; 22¼in. (56.5cm.) high. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000. Price realised GBP 91,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  The body incised with lotus flowers around blue and white figural roundels, a band of landscape design above, with dragons on scrolling vine ground below, the neck missing and with silver replacement, areas of staining. Christie's. Art of the Islamic and Indian... [Lire la suite]
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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02 décembre 2019

A large Chinese-style celadon charger, Iran, Timurid, second half 15th century

Lot 397. A large Chinese-style celadon charger, Iran, Timurid, second half 15th century. Diameter 40 cm. Estimate CHF 3 000 / 5 000 (€ 2 630 / 4 390). © Koller Auktionen AG With incised floral decoration on the cavetto. Minor damages. Provenance: according to the sticker on the backside from the S. Berkeley Smith Collection. The english banker (1878-1955) lived in British India from 1900 to 1921 and collected mostly Chinese ceramics. In 1921, his collection went on loan to the Cheltenham Museum. Already... [Lire la suite]