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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10 février 2019

A Kashan lustre calligraphic star tile, Persia, 14th century

Lot 94. A Kashan lustre calligraphic star tile, Persia, 14th century; 18cm. width. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot Sold 7,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby’s 2014 of stellar form with lustre calligraphic inscription and turquoise splash. Note: InscriptionsQur’an, chapter VI (al-an’am), verse 148. Sotheby’s. Arts of the Islamic World, Londres | 08 oct. 2014
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10 février 2019

A Safavid lustre painted bottle vase, probably Kirman, Persia, second half 17th century

Lot 113. A Safavid lustre painted bottle vase, probably Kirman, Persia, second half 17th century; 32.5cm. height. Estimate 7,000 — 10,000 GBP. Lot Sold 9,375 GBP. Photo: Sotheby’s 2014 the soft paste porcelain bottle painted in a honey-lustre with vertical bands with alternating floral patterns, engraved brass nozzle with fantastical animal and human figures. Note: Seventeenth-century Persia saw a revival in the use of lustre, and the shape of this bottle and its design,... [Lire la suite]
10 février 2019

A fine Kashan moulded blue-glazed bowl, Persia, second half 12th-early 13th century

Lot 95. A fine Kashan moulded blue-glazed bowl, Persia, second half 12th-early 13th century; 15cm. diam. 11.5cm. height. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 GBP. Lot Sold 31,250 GBP. Photo: Sotheby’s 2014 the stonepaste moulded and covered with a cobalt-blue glaze on a short foot, featuring a frieze with hunting scenes comprising riders on horses and lions. Note: This is a superbly worked and exceptionally refined example of medieval Persian pottery. The quality of the paste and... [Lire la suite]
10 février 2019

Three monumental Kashan calligraphic lustre pottery tiles, Persia, 12th-13th century

Lot 99. Three monumental Kashan calligraphic lustre pottery tiles, Persia, 12th-13th century; tiles: 41 by 82cm, mount: 84.4 by 10 by 7cm. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 GBP. Lot sold 122,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2014 comprising three fritware tiles with a large calligraphic inscription in thuluth moulded in relief and another inscription painted in golden lustre above, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue on an overglaze lustre ground of spiralling foliate tendrils with... [Lire la suite]
28 janvier 2019

A Kashan underglaze-decorated pottery aquamanile in the form of a bull, Persia, early 13th century

Lot 168. A Kashan underglaze-decorated pottery aquamanile in the form of a bull, Persia, early 13th century; 20.7 by 17 by 7.5cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 22,500 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2017.  composed of fritware, made in a mould in the shape of a bull, painted in underglaze cobalt blue and black with stylised birds amidst foliate motifs, with an inscriptive band around body, short spout on back, with handle leading to head with tall curved horns, mouth designed as large... [Lire la suite]

28 janvier 2019

A Kashan red lustre pottery dish, Persia, circa 1200 AD

Lot 167. A Kashan red lustre pottery dish, Persia, circa 1200 AD; 7cm. approx. height, 19.5cm. diam. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 5,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2017.  the deep polylobed bowl with moulded petalled rim on a short foot, decorated in reddish golden lustre, the centre with a leopard amidst foliage, inscriptions in alternating petals, the exterior glazed blue with purple tinge. Provenance: Ex-collection Charles Kettaneh.Hotel Drouot, Boisgirard, Paris, 1 October... [Lire la suite]
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19 janvier 2019

A rare and important Aqqoyunlu steel turban helmet, Turkey or Persia, second half 15th century

Lot 244. A rare and important Aqqoyunlu steel turban helmet, Turkey or Persia, second half 15th century; 50.5cm. height (with chainmail). Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 GBP. Lot sold 62,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2016. of cylindrical form rising to a swollen band of vertical flutes narrowing to a pointed apex with affixed flattened bud finial, two affixed plates on each side, indents for the eyes and nose-guard to front, affixed chainmail, narrow band around base with gilt inscription and silver... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2019

The Holms Hepburn Coronation carpet, Persia, Safavid, 17th century

Lot 243. The Holms Hepburn Coronation carpet, Persia, Safavid, 17th century; 245 by 216cm. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 GBP. Lot sold 75,000 GBP. © Sotheby's 2016. reduced in size, the central panel with lotus blossoms between foliate vines, the border with cartouches and medallions containing  palmette designs, presentation labels to underside:'This rug was used at the coronation ceremony in Westminster Abbey on the 9th August 1902. It was laid under the throne on which King Edward VII... [Lire la suite]
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19 janvier 2019

A large and impressive Ilkhanid lustre mihrab tile, Persia, 13th-14th century

Lot 228. A large and impressive Ilkhanid lustre mihrab tile, Persia, 13th-14th century; 48 by 36.5cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 413,000 GBP. © Sotheby's 2016. moulded in relief with an opacified tin glaze enhanced with cobalt blue and turquoise over-decorated in lustre, the central arched panel enclosing an inscription on a ground of spiralling floral tendrils, split-palmettes within the spandrels, bordered by a calligraphic band also in relief, set in old metal mount. ... [Lire la suite]
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