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]

14 mars 2020

A large moulded cobalt-blue ewer, Kashan, Central Iran, circa 1200

Lot 3. A large moulded cobalt-blue ewer, Kashan, Central Iran, circa 1200; 12 ¼in. (31cm.) high. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000 (USD 25,600 - USD 38,400). © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The cylindrical body decorated with scrolling vine around a band of dancing figures with linked arms, the flat shoulder with traces of animals in chase, the neck and mouth with floral motifs, some areas of restoration. The Collection of the Late Dr. Mohammed Said Farsi. Note: The body of this ewer... [Lire la suite]
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]