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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12 août 2017

Persian blue and white dish, Tabriz, Iran, Early 16th century

Persian blue and white dish, Tabriz, Iran, Early 16th century, 31.5cm diameter © Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. This dish of circular form is decorated with a large central peony spray amongst leaves. The inner rim of the dish is painted with a cobalt blue and black honeycomb pattern. There is a wave border on a hatched background on the everted rim. The back of the dish is decorated with cobalt blue waterweed design. Three spur marks are visible to the front of the dish.A similar Tabriz dish with accidental copper-turquoise splashes to... [Lire la suite]
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09 août 2017

Achaemenid Bracelet, Iran, 5th century B.C.

Achaemenid Bracelet, Iran, 5th century B.C., Gold with Turquoise and Carnelian, H: 6 cm, D: 7.5 cm © David Aaron The Mesopotamian Achaemenid Empire was famed for its gold. Stretching from Turkey to Afghanistan and lasting from circa 550 to 330 B.C., this period saw the production of some of the finest jewellery pieces of the Ancient world. Grandiose and sophisticated, the jewellery of this era is generally associated with the opulent court culture of the Achaemenid kings. They and the members of their court cultivated an... [Lire la suite]
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09 juillet 2017

An Iranian Lajvardina fritware tile with a hunting scene, 2nd half 13th century

Lot 5032. An Iranian Lajvardina fritware tile with a hunting scene, 2nd half 13th century. H 19.4, W 19 cm. Estimated price €3.000 - €4.000. Result: €3.224. Courtesy Lempertz. Cobalt blue glaze, red and white overglaze decor, traces of gilding. Modelled tile with relief decor depicting a horseman amid foliate ornaments and birds in flight, presumably part of a fries. Restored and glued over breakages, the surface partially matte and with sintering. Provenance: Formerly the Kelekian... [Lire la suite]
09 juillet 2017

A large Iranian fritware bowl, 12th - 13th century

Lot 5026. A large Iranian fritware bowl, 12th - 13th century. H ca. 14, diameter 21.5 cm. Estimated price €400 - €600. Result: €1.116. Courtesy Lempertz. Cobalt blue glaze with dense craquelure. A deep, rounded bowl on a high footring. The exterior divided by ridges of braided ornament into five panels with incised decor. Restored over breakages, traces of sintering. Literature: Cf. Grube, Islamic Pottery of the Eighth to the Fifteenth Century in the Keir Collection, London 1976, p.... [Lire la suite]
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