08 janvier 2020

A Kashan lustre, cobalt-blue and turquoise moulded inscription tile, Central Iran, 13th century

Lot 115. A Kashan lustre, cobalt-blue and turquoise moulded inscription tile, Central Iran, 13th century; 14 7/8 x 14 5/8in. (38 x 37.2cm.). Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000. Price realised GBP 4,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  Of square form, the main register with a moulded cobalt-blue naskh inscription on a ground of spiralling tendrils issuing leaves, palmettes and bold birds on a deep lustre ground, the upper register with inverted palmettes issuing leafy swags, the lower register... [Lire la suite]
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08 janvier 2020

A Kashan blue, black and white glazed cockerel-head pottery ewer, Central Iran, 13th century

Lot 105. A Kashan blue, black and white glazed cockerel-head pottery ewer, Central Iran, 13th century; 9¾in. (24.6cm.) high. Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000. Price realised GBP 4,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  With drop-shaped body rising from short vertical foot to cockerel-head mouth with pronounced comb, simple handle, the body with a register of wide white interlacing strapwork forming cobalt circles with radiating black motif, above and below bands of white naskh reserved against... [Lire la suite]
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08 janvier 2020

A lustre and turquoise glazed pottery bottle, Kashan, Central Iran, circa 1200

Lot 91. A lustre and turquoise glazed pottery bottle, Kashan, Central Iran, circa 1200; 10in. (25.5cm.) high. Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000. Price realised GBP 2,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  Of bulbous form on short conical foot rising to a thin tubular neck, with flaring mouth and cusped lip, a lustre inscription in cursive naskh around the shoulder, a band with a similar inscription reserved against the lustre ground below, with stylized foliage around base, neck and mouth, the... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2020

A white glazed moulded pottery bottle, Kashan, Seljuk Iran, 12th century

Lot 91. A white glazed moulded pottery bottle, Kashan, Seljuk Iran, 12th century; 9 3/8in. (23.6cm.) high. Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000. Price realised GBP 2,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  Of bulbous form rising from short flat foot to long tapering neck, with flaring mouth, the decoration with two large galloping winged horses between vine scrolls, the base decorated with radiating petals, the neck with a moulded ring, slightly iridescent, areas of restoration. ... [Lire la suite]
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08 janvier 2020

A moulded cobalt-blue glazed pottery bottle, probably Kashan, Iran, 12th century

Lot 90. A moulded cobalt-blue glazed pottery bottle, probably Kashan, Iran, 12th century; 11 3/8in. (29cm.) high. Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000. Price realised GBP 4,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  With rounded body on short straight foot, with tall tapering neck and flaring spout with cusped lip, the shoulder moulded with chasing animals including a deer, a buffalo, a lion, two hares and a fox, under a thick cobalt blue glaze, the foot unglazed, restored Christie's. Art of the Islamic... [Lire la suite]
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15 octobre 2019

Islamic ceramics at Bonhams London, 22 October 2019

Lot 15. A Nishapur buffware pottery bowl, Persia, 10th Century; 24.2 cm. diam. Estimate £ 2,000 - £ 3,000 (€ 2,300 - € 3,400). Photo: Bonhams. of shallow rounded form on a short foot with everted rim, decorated underglaze in yellow, green and manganese on a cream ground with five birds interspersed by abstract vegetal motifs, the exterior with a large zig-zag motif filled with lattice design, hatching and stylised palmettes. Provenance: Private Italian collection. Lot 16. Two Kashan moulded... [Lire la suite]

13 octobre 2019

Sotheby's announces highlights of the Arts of the Islamic & Indian World sale

LONDON.- “Spanning several continents and centuries – with the earliest pieces stretching back to the seventh century – the selection showcases masterpieces of calligraphy, painting, ceramics, metalwork, jewellery and furniture. Viewed together, it is an undeniable testament to the sophisticated, inventive and diverse output of the Islamic world. Alongside our biannual sale, we are also thrilled to be presenting a stand-alone single-owner auction of just under a hundred manuscripts put together by a distinguished collector... [Lire la suite]
07 juillet 2019

The Rise of Islamic Art at Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon

Border tiles with arabesques, Syria, Damascus, Ottoman period, late 16th century or early 17th century. Founder's Collection, Calouste Gulbenkian Museum. On the year that marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Calouste Gulbenkian, this exhibition seeks to understand the growing fascination with Orientalism developed by the collector and his contemporaries, through masterpieces of Islamic art from the Founder's Collection and other important international collections. This exhibition draws on the Museum’s Islamic art... [Lire la suite]
02 juin 2019

Drop by Drop Life Falls from the Sky. Water, Islam, and Art, an exhibition at the Museo d’Arte Orientale (MAO)

At MAO, Turin, opens Drop by Drop Life Falls from the Sky. Water, Islam, and Art, an exhibition curated by Alessandro Vanoli It is the major exhibition on the relationship between water and Islam, from its most ancient origins to its many complex developments, up to more recent needs. This exhibition tells a story through images, artifacts, books, and miniatures: technology, everyday life, and art, which for centuries mirrored one another in the many ways of enjoying and using water. This exhibition bears witness to the variety and... [Lire la suite]
24 avril 2019

A large Ilkhanid lustre moulded pottery tile fragment, Kashan, Persia, circa 1310

Lot 20. A large Ilkhanid lustre moulded pottery tile fragment, Kashan, Persia, circa 1310; 43 x 29 cm. Estimate: £6,000 - 8,000 (€ 6,900 - 9,200). © Bonhams 2001-2019 of irregular form, moulded and decorated in a brownish-gold lustre, cobalt-blue and turquoise on a white ground with a partial inscription in kufic, above a knot motif and partial palmette, all interspersed by foliate tendrils and on a ground of foliate interlace, mounted. Provenance: H.E. the Baron Paternotte de La Vaillée,... [Lire la suite]