08 mars 2012

Islamic and Indian sale leads with 12th century Syrian carved marble nasin at Bonhams in London

  The sale is led by a Zangid carved marble basin from Syria and dating to the 12th century. Estimate: £150,000-200,000. Photo: Bonhams LONDON.- Bonham's Islamic and Indian Art sale, on Tuesday April 24, highlights magnificent works of art dating from the 7th century through to the 19th century - including Ottoman Iznik ceramics, Fatimid rock crystal and ceramics, Mughal jade and Qajar jewelery. The auction comprises a strong array of metalwork, Iznik pottery with excellent provenance from small private collections, miniatures... [Lire la suite]
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21 juin 2011

Recently discovered masterpiece of Islamic art: a treasure from Cairo. The thousand year-old Fatimid rock crystal ewer

Bergkristallkrug aus der Keir Collection. Ägypten – wahrscheinlich Kairo, fatimidisch, spätes 10. bis frühes 11. Jh.  Fassung in Gold durch Jean–Valentin Morel, 1854 © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Sammlung Edmund de Unger, Foto: Andy Smart BERLIN.- The discovery of this intricately crafted rock crystal ewer recently caused a sensation on the British art market. The priceless object first made a stir in the press for being a 'sleeper', after being originally priced between ₤100 to ₤200 and mistaken by a smaller auction house... [Lire la suite]
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22 septembre 2009

"The Arts of Islam. Masterpieces from the Khalili Collection" @ Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris

Frontispiece with a dedication to Sultan Khalil (detail). Iran, Tabriz, 1478 AD. Ink, gold and opaque watercolour on paper, 20.3 x 13.5 cm. © Nour Foundation. Courtesy of the Khalili Family Trust Some 500 selected pieces from the fabulous Nasser D Khalili Collection of Islamic Art will be on view, most of which have not been exhibited in Europe before. The pieces span thirteen centuries and include richly illuminated copies of the Holy Qur’an as well as secular manuscripts and paintings, magnificent wall hangings and carpets,... [Lire la suite]
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