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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07 octobre 2018

A monumental calligraphic tile, Central Asia or Persia, 14th century

Lot 131. A monumental calligraphic tile, Central Asia or Persia, 14th century; 59.5 by 48cm. Estimate: £50,000 - £70,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. the stonepaste body with tall moulded calligraphic inscription between foliate stems under a protruding band with smaller line of Kufic calligraphy, painted in white with black outlines and turquoise band on a cobalt blue ground under a transparent glaze, set onto custom metal mount. Provenance: Private European family collection since the 1960s. Private European family... [Lire la suite]
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30 avril 2018

A Safavid cuerda seca pottery tile, Persia, 17th Century

Lot 186R: A Safavid cuerda seca pottery tile, Persia, 17th Century; 23 x 22.2 cm. Estimate £2,000 - 3,000. Sold for £ 2,500 (€ 2,850). © Bonhams 2001-2018 decorated in green, white, yellow, cobalt-blue, turquoise and black with a partial palmette vine overlaid with tendrils issuing flowerheads and foliate motifs. Bonhams. ISLAMIC AND INDIAN ART INCLUDING MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY SOUTH ASIAN ART, 24 Apr 2018, LONDON, NEW BOND STREET
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29 avril 2018

A Kashan underglaze-painted pottery cockerel head ewer, Persia, early 13th Century

Lot 172. A Kashan underglaze-painted pottery cockerel head ewer, Persia, early 13th Century; 26.8 cm. high. Estimate £6,000 - 8,000. Sold for £ 6,875 (€ 7,839). © Bonhams 2001-2018 of piriform on a short splayed foot with strap handle, the waisted neck terminating in a cockerel head, decorated underglaze in cobalt blue and black on a white ground with a series of alternating panels containing hatched decoration, circle motifs and undulating vines, the head with vegetal interlace. ... [Lire la suite]

29 avril 2018

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

Lot 170. A Minai pottery bowl, Persia, 12th-13th Century; 17 cm. diam. Estimate £1,200 - 1,500. Sold for £ 4,375 (€ 4,988). © Bonhams 2001-2018 of deep rounded form on a short foot, decorated in polychrome on a cream ground with a central roundel containing a lattice design, surrounded by a series of seated figures interspersed by stylised trees, the rim with a series of panels containing stylised vegetal motifs, the exterior with a band of inscription. Provenance: Private European... [Lire la suite]
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29 avril 2018

A Kashan lustre pottery dish, Persia, 13th Century

Lot 167. A Kashan lustre pottery dish, Persia, 13th Century; 31.8 cm. diam. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000. Sold for £ 3,375 (€ 3,848). © Bonhams 2001-2018 of shallow form with flaring rim on a splayed foot, decorated in a brownish gold lustre with a central roundel containing a fox on a riverbank beneath a tree surrounded by a band of inscriptions interspersed by foliate motifs and a further band containing radiating panels of abstract vegetal motifs, the rim with a band of inscription, the exterior with... [Lire la suite]
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26 avril 2018

A rare Ilkhanid moulded lustre pottery tile, Persia, probably Takht-i Suleyman, 13th-14th century

Lot 114. A rare Ilkhanid moulded lustre pottery tile, Persia, probably Takht-i Suleyman, 13th-14th century;44 by 49cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 27,500 GBP (31,471 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's 2018 the fritware body moulded in relief and painted in underglaze cobalt blue with a lustre overglaze, with a central inscriptive niche containing a seated crowned figure, the ground and spandrels with scrolling arabesques, with raised border above featuring three seated figures, the border below... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2018

A rare Kubachi figural pottery dish, Persia, Safavid, early 17th century

Lot 133. A rare Kubachi figural pottery dish, Persia, Safavid, early 17th century; 6.8cm. height; 35.5cm. diam. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 GBP (34,443 - 48,220 USD). Lot Sold 30,000 GBP (34,332 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. of shallow form with wide everted rim, decorated in blue, green, and bole beige and orange with black outlines, featuring a kneeling male figure holding an orange amidst foliate blossoms, rim with floral sprays within cartouches, exterior plain. ... [Lire la suite]
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