22 avril 2016

A prince visits a sufi shaykh at dawn

Lot 19. A prince visits a sufi shaykh at dawn. The painting possibly attributable to Bichitr, Mughal India, mid 17th century, the calligraphy signed 'Imad Al-Hassani, Safavid Iran, late 16th-early 17th century, the borders signed Muhammad Hadi, Iran, dated AH 1171/1757-58 AD. Estimate £80,000 - £120,000 ($113,760 - $170,640). Price Realized £134,500 ($191,259). Photo Christie's Image 2016 Opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, a Prince and his attendant pay respects to a Sufi Shaykh and his novice at... [Lire la suite]

21 avril 2016

A large Safavid blue and white pottery dish, Iran, late 17th or early 18th century

Lot 110. A large Safavid blue and white pottery dish, Iran, late 17th or early 18th century. Estimate £4,000 – £6,000 ($5,688 - $8,532). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 Rising from short foot through wide gently curved sides to rim, the white ground painted in cobalt-blue, with a roundel of floral ground inhabited by three white birds, bordered by a band of strapwork, the cavetto with interlocking palmettes with a gul-o bulbul design, the exterior with a Chinese style design of scrolling vine issuing... [Lire la suite]
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14 avril 2016

Magnificent and rare Qur'an goes on display at the Chester Beatty Library in Dublin

Shamsa, Qur'an, Ruzbihan al-Shirazi. Early 16th Century, Iran. Is 1558, f. 2a. Chester Beatty Library. The Ruzbihan Qur’an opens with an apparent burst of light in the form of paired shamsas. Each shamsa (‘sun’) is executed mainly in lapis and gold—the two most expensive pigments available to the illuminator—and surrounded by near-shimmering rays. DUBLIN.- One of the most magnificent Qur’ans ever produced is going on display at Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, following extensive conservation... [Lire la suite]
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21 février 2016

Bowl with Arabic Inscription, 10th century, Iran, Nishapur

Bowl with Arabic Inscription, 10th century, Iran, Nishapur. Earthenware; white slip with black-slip decoration under transparent glaze. H. 7 in. (17.8 cm). Diam. 18 in. (45.7 cm). Rogers Fund, 1965. Accession Number: 65.106.2 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Inscriptions figure prominently in the decoration of objects and buildings throughout the history of Islamic art. Yet it is in Samanid bowls, such as this one, that they were used with an unequalled purity and power, both as... [Lire la suite]
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12 février 2016

Newark Museum exhibition showcases extraordinary holdings of Islamic art

Bowl with Birds, Ibex, Floral, Calligraphic and Geometric Motifs, Nishapur, Iran, 9th-10th century, Abbasid Period (750-1258). Buff clay body with dark brown slip and yellow, green and clear glazes. Newark Museum. Purchase 1970 John O’Neill Fund 70.16. NEWARK, NJ.- Bringing together both historic and contemporary objects from its diverse collections—Asian, African, American and the decorative arts of Europe—the Newark Museum’s winter 2016 feature exhibition will showcase the history and breadth of Islamic art. More... [Lire la suite]
02 février 2016

Spouted vessel with lynx protome, Parthian period, 1st century BCE-1st century CE, Iran

Spouted vessel with lynx protome, Parthian period, 1st century BCE-1st century CE, Iran. Silver and gilt, 23.5 x 12.4 x 30.4 cm. Gift of Arthur M. Sackler, S1987.131 © 2016 Smithsonian Institution Drinking vessels with a tall horn joined to the protome (forepart) of a lynx, panther, or lion, are sometimes depicted in Hellenistic and Roman art. They are usually identified as objects used in celebrating the cult of Dionysos, the Greek god of wine and ecstatic experience, which spread over a... [Lire la suite]

02 février 2016

Spouted vessel with lion protome, Parthian period, 1st century BCE-1st century CE, Iran

Spouted vessel with lion protome, Parthian period, 1st century BCE-1st century CE, Iran. Silver and gilt, 25.8 x 26.9 x 17.5 cm. Gift of Arthur M. Sackler, S1987.130 © 2016 Smithsonian Institution
09 novembre 2015

The meaning and history of the colour blue explored in exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria

Japan, Summer kimono, Yukata, detail, Meiji period (1868–1912), Japan; cotton, natural indigo; painted resist dyeing (tsutsugaki yuzen). Purchased with funds donated by the Hon. Michael Watt QC and Cecilie Hall, 2013 (2013.696). MELBOURNE.- Blue: Alchemy of a Colour explores the meaning and history of the colour blue through highly detailed textiles, ceramics, and exquisite works on paper from the 7th century to the present in a new exhibition at NGV International. One of the most highly prized and... [Lire la suite]
18 octobre 2015

Deux bols, Iran, Kashan, art seljoukide, XIIIème siècle

Deux bols, Iran, Kashan, art seljoukide, XIIIème siècle. Estimation 2,000 — 3,000 €. Photo: Sotheby's de forme circulaire reposant sur un petit piédouche, en céramique siliceuse, peint en bleu de cobalt, le premier à décor ajouré, des inscriptions sur le pourtour, le second incisé de motifs végétaux. Quantité: 2 - diam. 19 et 20 cm ; 7 1/2  and 8 in Provenance: Sotheby's Londres, 10 octobre 1989, lot 510 ; 25 avril 1990, lot 56 TWO KASHAN COBALT BLUE GLAZED POTTERY BOWLS, SELJUK PERSIA, 13TH... [Lire la suite]
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18 octobre 2015

Verseuse zoomorphe, Iran, Kashan, XIIème-XIIIème siècle

Verseuse zoomorphe, Iran, Kashan, XIIème-XIIIème siècle. Estimation 3,000 — 5,000 €. Photo: Sotheby's sommée d'une tête de taureau, la panse globulaire reposant sur un petit piédouche, un bec verseur en cupule, en céramique siliceuse à décor moulé sous une glaçure bleu de cobalt, réparations avec repeints - 23 cm ; 9 in. A KASHAN COBALT BLUE GLAZED ZOOMORPHIC POTTERY EWER, PERSIA, 12TH/13TH CENTURY Bibliographie: F. Lehnhoff, Keramik der Islamischen Welt (Ceramics from the Islamic World), exh.... [Lire la suite]
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