20 mars 2020

A fine silver-inlaid brass bowl, Persia, 14th century

Lot 109. A fine silver-inlaid brass bowl, Persia, 14th century; 11cm. height; 25cm. diam. Estimate: 50,000 - 70,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. finely inlaid with silver, incised with benedictory words around the body against scrolling foliage, interspersed with roundels containing a geometric star with further abstract and foliate designs, the interior engraved with fish and ducks swimming around a sun, two old collector's labels 'Sotheby's' and '173' and '166'. Provenance: Christie’s London, 20... [Lire la suite]
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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 fine Ilkhanid pottery bowl, Persia, circa 1300

Lot 117. A fine Ilkhanid pottery bowl, Persia, circa 1300; 9cm. height.; 19cm. diam. Estimate: 15,000 - 18,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the fritware body of deep rounded form on a low foot, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue, turquoise and black with twenty radial panels emanating from a central geometric star design, with foliated motifs, each band filled alternately with clusters of dots and inscriptions divided by cobalt blue and black borders under a transparent colourless glaze, the exterior with double... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2020

A large Ilkhanid Lajvardina moulded calligraphic pottery tile, Persia, early 14th Century

Lot 65. A large Ilkhanid Lajvardina moulded calligraphic pottery tile, Persia, early 14th Century; 39.5 x 25.5 cm. Estimate: £ 10,000 - 15,000 (€ 11,000 - 16,000). Courtesy Bonhams. of rectangular form with central ridge and raised border to right, moulded and decorated in red, white and gold leaf on a cobalt blue ground with inscriptions in thuluth on a ground of scrolling vegetal interlace, the raised bands with cable design.  Provenance: Formerly in a Dutch private collection,... [Lire la suite]
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

A Safavid blue and white porcelain cat, Persia, 17th century

Lot 114. A Safavid blue and white porcelain cat, Persia, 17th century; 14.3cm. height. Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. in the form of a seated cat, the soft-paste porcelain body painted with blue Chinese-inspired stylised details to body, feline features, a hole between ears and one to chest for use as a Qalyan. Provenance: Christie's London, 23 October 2007, lot 161. Sotheby's. ARTS OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD AND INDIA INCLUDING FINE RUGS AND CARPETS, 01 Apr 2020
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16 mars 2020

A Safavid agate-set parcel-gilt seal ring, Persia, 16th century

Lot 114. A Safavid agate-set parcel-gilt seal ring, Persia, 16th century; 2.6cm. height, 2.2cm. diam. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the flat round chalcedony seal incised with thuluth script reading 'Muhammad, 'Ali, Hassan', set within a frame with strapwork motifs, the shoulder and sides of the silver hoop applied with intricately worked gold foliate decoration and pointed base, underside with incised lozenge-shaped motif. Provenance: Ex-private collection, Germany.... [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]
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]