22 décembre 2017

A large Kashan lustre pottery frieze tile, Iran, circa 1300

Lot 125. A large Kashan lustre pottery frieze tile, Iran, circa 1300. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 16,100 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of square form moulded in relief with an opacified tin glaze enhanced with copper green and cobalt blue over-decorated in lustre with a monumental inscription in naskh against a ground of leaves and scrolls, raised arabesque border above, a minor band below; 38 by 35cm. Inscription : Parts of an inscription in Persian: be-goftar-e... [Lire la suite]
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22 décembre 2017

A large Kashan lustre pottery frieze tile, Iran, circa 1300

Lot 124. A large Kashan lustre pottery frieze tile, Iran, circa 1300. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 16,100 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of square form moulded in relief with an opacified tin glaze enhanced with copper green and cobalt blue over-decorated in lustre with a monumental inscription in naskh against a ground of leaves and scrolls, raised arabesque border above, a minor band below; 36.3 by 33.5cm. Inscription : Parts of an inscription in Persian: javab... [Lire la suite]
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22 décembre 2017

A large Kashan lustre pottery frieze tile, Iran, circa 1300

Lot 123. A large Kashan lustre pottery frieze tile, Iran, circa 1300. Estimate 12,000 — 16,000 GBP. Lot sold 41,300 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of square form moulded in relief with an opacified tin glaze enhanced with copper green and cobalt blue over-decorated in lustre with a monumental inscription in naskh against a ground of leaves and scrolls, raised arabesque border above, a minor band below; 38.5 by 34.5cm. Inscription : undeciphered Note: Comparable tilework was made for the... [Lire la suite]
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28 novembre 2017

Plat Samanide, Iran, 9e - 10e siècle

Lot 178. Plat Samanide, Iran, 9e - 10e siècle. Estimation 20 000 € / 30 000 €. Photo Millon et Associés, Paris Céramique à engobe blanche et à décor épigraphique, calligraphié en "kufi" au manganèse. L'inscription en "kufi" se lit : " baraka wa yumn wa na'ma li-sāhibihi" : "Bénédiction, félicité et prospérité à son propriétaire". (Cassé collé, petits manques). D. : 35 cm  A Samanid conical pottery bowl, Iran, 9th or 10th century.  Note: La production de grands plats à élégant décor... [Lire la suite]
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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. Lot sold 60,000 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... [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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