21 novembre 2021

Céramique islamique de la Collection Philippe Magloire chez Ader, 25 novembre 2021

  Lot 252. Coupe en faïence à décor de coulures de glaçure verte, Irak abbasside, Basra, IXe siècle. Diamètre : 19,9 cm ; hauteur : 5,6 cm. Estimation :  2 000 € - 3 000 €. Courtesy Ader Large coupe sur pied circulaire en faïence à décor de quatre coulures de glaçure verte sur fond blanc. Restaurations. A splash-painted earthenware bowl, Abbasid Iraq, 9th centuryProvenance : Collection Philippe Magloire. Lot 253. Coupe en faïence à décor d’inscription bleue, Iran ou Irak abbasside,... [Lire la suite]

16 mars 2020

A small Abbasid lustre pottery bowl depicting two birds, Iraq, 9th century

Lot 94. A small Abbasid lustre pottery bowl depicting two birds, Iraq, 9th century; 12.8cm. diam. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the earthenware body of open form with slightly everted rim on a low foot, decorated in a dark golden monochrome lustre over an opacified tin glaze, the cavetto painted with a pair of birds around a central roundel, exterior with three medallions against a background of peacock eye motifs, old Sotheby's label. Provenance: Sotheby’s Geneva, 25 June... [Lire la suite]
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16 mars 2020

An Abbasid tin-glazed pottery bowl, Iraq, 9th-10th century

Lot 96. An Abbasid tin-glazed pottery bowl, Iraq, 9th-10th century; 20.6cm. diam. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the rounded body with everted rim and short foot, decorated in cobalt blue in an opacified tin glaze with a central six-petalled rosette with hatched border sprouting stylised palmettes. Note: A similar bowl, also featuring a border of stylised sprouting palmettes, is in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, from the Nasli M. Heeramaneck Collection, gift of... [Lire la suite]
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16 mars 2020

A large Abbasid tin-glazed pottery bowl, Iraq, 9th century

Lot 93. A large Abbasid tin-glazed pottery bowl, Iraq, 9th century; 9.6cm. height; 28.2cm. diam. Estimate: 40,000 - 50,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the earthenware body decorated in cobalt blue in an opacified tin glaze, with a central stylised palm tree and wave-like designs near rim on a short foot. Note: Appearing for the first time in the late eighth or ninth century, Abbasid opaque white glazed pottery is believed to be direct evidence for Chinese imported porcelain. During a period when the Islamic world’s centre... [Lire la suite]
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15 mars 2020

An inscribed ruby bead, Iraq, Iran or India, 14th-15th century

Lot 85. An inscribed ruby bead, Iraq, Iran or India, 14th-15th century; 5/8in. (1.5cm.) high; 3/8in. (0.8cm.) wide; ¼in. (0.5cm.) deep. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 7,000 (USD 6,280 - USD 8,792). © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  Of irregular form, the polished surface with a cursive Arabic benedictory inscription, 5.6 carat.  Christie's. Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds Including Oriental Rugs and Carpets, London, 2 April 2020
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03 février 2020

New discoveries in Iraq to be presented alongside British Museum objects for the first time in new exhibition

Statue of King Gudea; dolerite; Tello, Iraq; 2130BC © The Trustees of the British Museum. LONDON.- A new British Museum touring exhibition Ancient Iraq: new discoveries marks the first time that the Museum will tour new Iraq field research in combination with key objects from the Museum’s collection. Exploring the cultural heritage of Iraq through 80 remarkable objects, the exhibition seeks to highlight the challenges of protecting Iraq’s rich and diverse cultural heritage following decades of conflict.This new... [Lire la suite]

07 août 2018

Earthenware cup with molded decoration and yellow and green glazes, Iraq or Syria, 8th-9th century

Earthenware cup with molded decoration and yellow and green glazes, Iraq or Syria, 8th-9th century. H: 7; Diam without handle: 13.9 cm, Inv. no. 4/2006. © The David Collection. The cup was given uniform, fairly small-patterned decorations in low relief. This type of decoration was found in the Umayyad period, though most often on unglazed ceramics, and continued under the Abbasids. Decorations like these – with rosettes, a scale-like pattern, etc. – could be applied to the finished piece by repeatedly using one or more... [Lire la suite]
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07 août 2018

Earthenware cup with molded or stamped decoration and a yellow and green glaze, Iraq or Syria, 8th-9th century

Earthenware cup with molded or stamped decoration and a yellow and green glaze, Iraq or Syria, 8th-9th century. H: 7.8; Diam. at top: 12 cm, Inv. no. 26/1995 © The David Collection. Both the shape and the decoration of this cup with a handle were undoubtedly derived from models made of silver, and the prototypes could be both Roman and Sasanian. The type of pottery was already found in the Umayyad period, though most often without a glaze, while this cup was probably made slightly later, under the Abbasids. Decorations like these... [Lire la suite]
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05 août 2018

Bowl, Iran or Iraq, 6th-7th century

Bowl, thick, colorless glass, facet-cut, Iran or Iraq; 6th-7th century. H: 8.3; Diam: 11.5 cm, Inv. no. 6/1969. © The David Collection.   The form and facet-cut decoration of this bowl are characteristic of Sasanian glass. It is covered entirely by a pattern of hexagonal, slightly concave facets that were cut on a grinding wheel. The form of the facets varies slightly so that the pattern can continue uninterrupted from top to bottom. This type of “honeycomb” decoration was adopted by the early Islamic glassmakers,... [Lire la suite]
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04 août 2018

Pen case, brass, engraved and inlaid with silver, Iraq, Mosul; 653 H = 1255-1256

Pen case, brass, engraved and inlaid with silver, Iraq, Mosul; 653 H = 1255-1256. H: 5.7; L: 36.3; W: 7.5 cm, Inv. no. 6/1997. © The David Collection.   In the first half of the 13th century, Mosul was the most famous center in the western Islamic world for the manufacture of brass objects inlaid with gold and silver. The city’s artists settled throughout the Middle East, where the nisba al-Mawsili (“from Mosul”) was a guarantee of quality.   The inscription in the lid gives us e.g. the following... [Lire la suite]
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