24 avril 2019

A Minai pottery bowl, Persia, 12th-13th Century

Lot 19. A Minai pottery bowl, Persia, 12th-13th Century; 23 cm. diam. Estimate: £4,000 - 6,000 (€ 4,600 - 6,900). © Bonhams 2001-2019 of deep slightly flaring form on a long foot, decorated in polychrome and gold leaf on a cream ground with a central roundel containing a mounted figure hawking, surrounded by a band of seated figures interspersed by stylised foliate sprays, the border with a band of inscription in kufic interspersed by roundels containing palmettes, the interstices with... [Lire la suite]
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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]
19 avril 2019

A Qajar cobalt blue and white calligraphic pottery tile, Persia, circa 1900

Lot 251. A Qajar cobalt blue and white calligraphic pottery tile, Persia, circa 1900; 24 by 24cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 1,625 GBP (1,884 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. decorated with inscription painted in blue relief glaze, mounted, old auction labels to reverse. Provenance: Ex-collection Sir Howard Hodgkin (1932-2017).Drouot, Paris, 15 June 1948, lot 34 (as indicated by old auction label to reverse). inscriptions: al-faqir ‘abd al-husayn ibn …. Haji ja’far... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2019

A large illuminated Qur'an, Persia, probably Shiraz, Safavid, second half 16th century

Lot 20. A large illuminated Qur'an, Persia, probably Shiraz, Safavid, second half 16th century; 35.5 by 24.5cm. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 GBP. Lot sold 93,750 GBP (108,694 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. Arabic manuscript on paper, 439 leaves plus 4 fly-leaves, 11 lines to the page, comprising 2 lines of large muhaqqaq script in black at the top and bottom, a middle line of large gold muhaqqaq outlined in black, 8 lines of black naskh against a gold speckled... [Lire la suite]
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09 avril 2019

An Aghkand sgraffiato pottery bowl, Persia, 12th-13th century

Lot 141. An Aghkand sgraffiato pottery bowl, Persia, 12th-13th century; 11.3cm. height, 27.5cm. diam. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP (4,643- 6,965 EUR). Lot Sold 4,375 GBP (5,072 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. of deep rounded form with straight edges on a short foot, the body with a cream slip-ground decorated with iron brown and copper green splashed glazes, incised drawings, featuring a simurgh amidst foliage, the cavetto with bands containing stylised details,... [Lire la suite]
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09 avril 2019

A large Nishapur calligraphic pottery bowl, Persia or Central Asia, 10th century

Lot 139. A large Nishapur calligraphic pottery bowl, Persia or Central Asia, 10th century; 10.5cm. height, 34.3cm. diam. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 GBP (34,824 - 46,432 EUR). Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. of deep conical form, decorated in dark brown on a slip-painted ground with four Kufic calligraphic inscriptions under the rim and point to centre, plain exterior. inscriptions: ‘Modesty is a branch of faith and faith is’ Slip-painted bowls with calligraphic... [Lire la suite]

09 avril 2019

A Kashan blue and black pottery bowl with palmettes, Persia, early 13th century

Lot 138. A Kashan blue and black pottery bowl with palmettes, Persia, early 13th century; 10cm. height, 22cm. diam. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP (3,482  - 5,804 EUR). Lot Sold 2,500 GBP  (2,899 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. of deep form with flaring walls on a low foot, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue and black under a transparent glaze, with interlacing palmettes, the interstices filled with cross pattern, the exterior with stylised foliate motif . ... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2019

A Kashan lustre pottery star tile with Simurgh, Persia, 14th century

  Lot 137. A Kashan lustre pottery star tile with Simurgh, Persia, 14th century; 17 by 20.3cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP (5,804 - 8,126 EUR). Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. of stellar form with one flat edge, decorated in lustre over an opacified tin glaze with in-glaze cobalt blue, featuring a Simurgh in flight, border with stylised blue design. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World including Fine Rugs and Carpets, London, 01 May 2019, 10:30 AM.
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09 avril 2019

A Kashan moulded pottery lustre tile, Persia, 13th-14th century

Lot 136. A Kashan moulded pottery lustre tile, Persia, 13th-14th century; 23.8 by 39.6cm. Estimate 5,000 — 8,000 GBP (5,804 - 9,286 EUR). Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. the fritware body with thuluth calligraphic inscription painted in underglaze in cobalt blue between spiralling tendrils moulded in relief with turquoise highlights, with an overglaze lustre ground. inscriptions: Part of the word ([al-]rahman) and the last word (al-rahim) of... [Lire la suite]
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10 février 2019

A Safavid blue and white dish, Persia, 18th century

Lot 117. A Safavid blue and white dish, Persia, 18th century; 41.9cm. diam. Estimate 3,000 — 4,000 GBP. Lot Sold 3,125 GBP. Photo: Sotheby’s 2014 of shallow rounded form with everted rim, decorated with a dark cobalt blue underglaze, the well with a roundel depicting a cricket amongst tall foliage and flying birds, the cavetto with alternating cartouches containing floral motifs and birds between bands with stems, the exterior with stylised foliate blossoms, pseudo-mark to base. ... [Lire la suite]
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