07 avril 2021

A Kashan moulded lustre and cobalt-blue calligraphic pottery tile, Ilkhanid Iran, Late 13th-14th century

Lot 21. A Kashan moulded lustre and cobalt-blue calligraphic pottery tile, Ilkhanid Iran, Late 13th-14th century; 16 x 1 ½ x 7 ½ (40.5 x 4 x 19.5cm). without frame. Estimate: GBP 25,000 - GBP 30,000. Sold for: GBP 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021. Moulded with a bold cobalt-blue inscription in thuluth on dense scrolling foliate lustre ground, framed. Provenance: Kunsthaus am Museum, Van-Ham Kunstauktionen, Cologne, Auction 49a, 23 November 1971, lot 439, to current owner. Note: The... [Lire la suite]

06 avril 2021

A Kashan turquoise-blue glazed pottery bowl, Central Iran, 12th century

Lot 4.  A Kashan turquoise-blue glazed pottery bowl, Central Iran, 12th century; 8in. (20.3cm.) diam. Estimate: GBP 7,000 - GBP 10,000. Sold for: GBP 21,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021. The interior decorated with radiating split-palmettes, a band of a calligraphy below the rim, the exterior with large waterweed motifs contained within double blue lines. Provenance: Formerly from the Estate of Dr. Paul J. Vignos Jr. (1919-2010), Chicago, USA, originally acquired in the 1950’s/1960’sSold at Sale 152,... [Lire la suite]
27 octobre 2020

A Kashan lustre pottery jug, Central Iran, early 13th century

Lot 15. A Kashan lustre pottery jug, Central Iran, early 13th century; 7 5/8in. (19.4cm.) high. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 40,000 (USD 39,000 - USD 52,000). Price realised GBP 37,500. Courtesy Sotheby's. The rounded body decorated with a band of kufic on a scrolling arabesque ground, repeated stylised palmette motifs and a band of geometric motifs with roundels above and below, the neck with a similar kufic inscription with a smaller inscription below, the handle decorated with a geometric... [Lire la suite]
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27 octobre 2020

A Kashan lustre pottery bowl, Iran, circa 1200

Lot 13. A Kashan lustre pottery bowl, Iran, circa 1200; 8 3/8in. (21.2cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 25,000 - GBP 35,000 (USD 32,500 - USD 45,500). Price realised GBP 30,000 Courtesy Sotheby's. Of conical form, the interior decorated with roundels each containing seated figures in a golden-brown lustre on a scrolling ground, the exterior with a calligraphic band above repeated scrolling stylised palmette motifs, the base with a dark lustre dense scrolling vegetal diaper, two hairline cracks,... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2020

A Kashan lustre pottery albarello, Persia, early 13th century

  Lot 110. A Kashan lustre pottery albarello, Persia, early 13th century. 31.6cm. height. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. of tall cylindrical form with eight edges, painted in a golden lustre on an opaque white and light blue glaze with alternating pseudo-Kufic inscriptions on a scrolling ground and palmette bands, reserved in lustre, quatrain along shoulder, the interior of rim with traces of blue glaze and inscription. Provenance: Ex-private collection,... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2020

A Kashan lustre pottery star tile, Persia, 13th-14th Century

Lot 64. A Kashan lustre pottery star tile, Persia, 13th-14th Century; 21.5 cm. diameter. Estimate: £ 3,000 - 5,000 (€ 3,300 - 5,400). Courtesy Bonhams. with eight points, decorated in cobalt blue and a brownish gold lustre on a cream ground with a central lotus surrounded by cartouches containing foliate motifs, the border with a band of inscription.  Note: Inscriptions: the opening couplets from Firdawsi's Shahnameh including two couplets which are not in the accepted edition. The... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2020

A Kashan lustre pottery bottle, Persia, late 12th Century

Lot 68. A Kashan lustre pottery bottle, Persia, late 12th Century; 35.5 cm. high. Estimate: £ 2,000 - 4,000 (€ 2,200 - 4,300). Courtesy Bonhams. of piriform on a splayed foot, the long cylindrical neck with two raised band terminating in a long flaring scalloped rim, decorated in a brownish-gold lustre with frieze of large seated figures interspersed by an oil lamp, a ewer and a plate of food, a band of inscription below, the neck and shoulder with vegetal interlace and floral motifs.  ... [Lire la suite]
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16 mars 2020

Explore the arts of the Islamic world & Asia with over 300 lots on view at Sotheby's London

LONDON.- The sale will offer thirty-five beautiful pieces from the collection of the late H. Peter Stern, an avid traveller who co-founded the Storm King Art Center – the world’s most important modern sculpture garden – and served as Vice Chair of the World Monuments Fund. His pursuit of a ‘global idyll’ is reflected in his collection, with Ottoman mounted panels of silk and velvet brocade and Mughal velvet tent hangings, adorned with floral motifs, sitting alongside delicate architectural Company School watercolours. Stern... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2020

A Kashan turquoise glazed reticulated cockerel-head pottery ewer, Central Iran, First quarter 13th century

Lot 8. A Kashan turquoise glazed reticulated cockerel-head pottery ewer, Central Iran, First quarter 13th century; 13 3/8in. (34cm.) high. Estimate GBP 100,000 - GBP 150,000 (USD 128,000 - USD 192,000). © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. With spherical body and tubular neck, the mouth in the form of a cockerel's head with flaring comb, the handle in the form of a rising tapering curving tail, the inner body plain, the outer skin pierced with interlaced arabesques around seated figures with... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2020

A Kashan moulded cobalt-blue, black and white jug, Central Iran, Early 13th century

Lot 4. A Kashan moulded cobalt-blue, black and white jug, Central Iran, Early 13th century; 6 7/8in. (17.5cm.) high. Estimate GBP 50,000 - GBP 70,000 (USD 64,000 - USD 89,600). © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The spherical body moulded with a lattice of arabesques highlighted in blue and black, a band of reserved naskh inscription engraved on black around the rim, the handle and foot each with a band of similar inscription on light blue, the underside with a radiating quatrefoil... [Lire la suite]