25 octobre 2019

A monumental late Safavid cuerda seca pottery tile panel, Persia, 18th century

Lot 233. A monumental late Safavid cuerda seca pottery tile panel, Persia, 18th century; 133 by 232cm. Estimate: 25,000 - 35,000 GBP. Lot sold 68,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. comprising forty-five cuerda-seca pottery tiles decorated in two shades of green, blue, yellow, mauve, brown and black outlines, forming a courtly scene. Provenance: Bonham's London, 1 May 2003, lot 298. Ex-collection William Randolph Hurst, CA (1863-1951). Note: This pottery tile panel is one of the elaborate and... [Lire la suite]

25 octobre 2019

An intact Kashan blue-glazed bottle vase, Persia, 12th-13th century

Loy 213. An intact Kashan blue-glazed bottle vase, Persia, 12th-13th century; 30.8cm. height. Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 13,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the fritware body of globular form with a tall thin neck and rounded mouth, decorated in cobalt blue under a transparent glaze. Proenance: Christie’s London, 27 April 2004, lot 293. Ex- collection Theodor Sehmer (1885-1979). Ex-collection Seppi Mueller, 1971. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 23 october 2019
22 octobre 2019

A scholar with his pupils in a rocky landscape, Persia, probably Khorasan, circa 1600

Lot 8. A scholar with his pupils in a rocky landscape, Persia, probably Khorasan, circa 1600, gouache and gold on paper, inner margins ruled in gold, blue, green and red, turquoise outer borders with gold floral illumination, 165 x 94 mm. Estimate: 6 000 GBP - 8 000 GBP. Sold for £ 25,062 (€ 29,120). Courtesy Bonhams. Bonhams. Islamic and Indian Art including Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art, London, October 22, 2019  
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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]
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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