21 janvier 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 at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. 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... [Lire la suite]
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21 janvier 2017

Kashan calligraphic tile, Iran, 13-14th century, Ilkhanid period

Kashan calligraphic tile, Iran, 13-14th century, Ilkhanid period, 29.5cm high, 30cm wide. Amir Mohtashemi Ltd at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017.  The tile inscribed with part of a verse from Abdul Qasim Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh reading:... زمین چون“The ground, like … ”The full verse is as follows:زمین چون بهشتی شد اراستهز داد و ز بخشش پر از خواسته"The earth became like paradise, longing for justice and forgiveness."A similar tile can be found in The Musee du Louvre.Provenance: Private European Collection since... [Lire la suite]
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21 janvier 2017

Safavid monochrome charger, Iran, 17th century

Safavid monochrome charger, Iran, 17th century, 46cm diameter. Amir Mohtashemi Ltd at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. This large pottery turquoise-glazed monochrome gadrooned dish was made in Iran during the 17th century. The highly sought after Chinese celadon wares were still in high demand in Persia. Resultantly, they made their own local brightly-glazed monochrome wares. There is a nearly idential 17th century turquoise dish in Oliver Watson, Ceramics From Islamic Lands, Thames & Hudson Ltd,... [Lire la suite]
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21 janvier 2017

Fritware bowl, Iran (Kashan), Early 13th century

Fritware bowl, Iran (Kashan), Early 13th century, 10cm high, 22.2.cm diameter. Amir Mohtashemi Ltd at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. This bowl rises from a short foot to a rounded, cylindrical shape. It has been painted on both the interior and exterior. The artist has used black and white upon a blue ground under a transparent glaze. The interior of the piece boasts a highly stylised water weed motif, while the exterior features large conch-shaped patterns, painted in a fluid, black line that swells from thick... [Lire la suite]
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15 janvier 2017

Coat, Iran, 18th century

Coat, Iran, 18th century. Plain weave with supplementary weft; silk, 92.7 x 108.6 cm (36 1/2 x 42 3/4 in.). Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Gift of Mrs. William H. Moore, 1949.139. Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery Bibliography: Loretta N Staples, A Sense of Pattern: Textile Masterworks from the Yale University Art Gallery, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1981), 28, no. 22, ill.
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13 janvier 2017

Calice avec frise de panthères, in du Vème et début IVème millénaire av JC., Tepe Sialk, Iran

Calice avec frise de panthères, in du Vème et début IVème millénaire av JC., Tepe Sialk, Iran, terre cuite peinte. H: 28 cm. D: 29 cm. Paris, musée du Louvre, AO17797. Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Franck Raux

12 janvier 2017

Coupe, 4200-3800 avant J.-C., Iran

Coupe, 4200-3800 avant J.-C., Iran, terre cuite. Paris, musée du Louvre, SB3161. Photo © Musée du Louvre, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Raphaël Chipault
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12 janvier 2017

Gobelet à pied à décor de bandes et de losanges quadrillés, 5e millénaire av J.-C., Tepe Djowi, Iran

Gobelet à pied à décor de bandes et de losanges quadrillés, 5e millénaire av J.-C., Tepe Djowi, Iran, H: 20 cm. D: 20 cm. Paris, musée du Louvre, SB19326. Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Franck Raux
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12 janvier 2017

Coupe, Vers 4000 av. J.-C., Suse, Iran

Coupe, Vers 4000 av. J.-C., Suse, Iran, céramique peinte. H: 9,9 c m. D: 18,3 cm. Sèvres, Cité de la céramique, MNC16774. Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (Sèvres, Cité de la céramique) / Thierry Ollivier
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12 janvier 2017

Boisseau, Fin du 5e millénaire - début 4e millénaire, Suse, Iran

Boisseau, Fin du 5e millénaire - début 4e millénaire, Suse, Iran, céramique. H: 8,2 c m. D: 19 cm. Paris, musée du Louvre, SB23346. Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Franck Raux