14 juin 2019

Early Picture of a Dog on a Lead From the collection of Desmond Morris offered at Bonhams

Lot 2. A large Persian pottery bowl, Circa late 3rd-late 2nd Millennium B.C.; 18cm high, 23.5cm diam. Estimate £ 20,000 - 30,000 (€ 22,000 - 34,000). © Bonhams 2001-2019 One of the first known depictions of a dog on a lead is being offered at Bonhams' Antiquities Sale at New Bond Street on Wednesday 3 July. It is painted on one of three panels of a large Persian pottery jar dated circa late 3rd to late 2nd century BC, and shows a hunter with a bow and arrow holding a curly-tailed... [Lire la suite]

03 juillet 2017

A large Persian turquoise glazed ceramic bowl, Saveh, 12th-13th century

Lot 202. A large Persian turquoise glazed ceramic bowl, Saveh, 12th-13th century. Diam. 27.5 cm. Estimation : 800 € / 1 200 € © AAG On the outside a frieze with animals between tendrils.  Art d'Asie chez AAG (Arts & Antiques Group), Amsterdam, le 03 Juillet 2017 à 14h00
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21 janvier 2017

Persian blue and white dish, Tabriz, Iran, Early 16th century

Persian blue and white dish, Tabriz, Iran, Early 16th century, 31.5cm diameter. Amir Mohtashemi Ltd at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. This dish of circular form is decorated with a large central peony spray amongst leaves. The inner rim of the dish is painted with a cobalt blue and black honeycomb pattern. There is a wave border on a hatched background on the everted rim. The back of the dish is decorated with cobalt blue waterweed design. Three spur marks are visible to the front of the dish.A similar Tabriz... [Lire la suite]
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16 juillet 2016

The Constellation of Draco from a Persian manuscript dating from the late 17th or early 18th century

The Constellation of Draco from a Persian manuscript dating from the late 17th or early 18th century. Wellcome Library, London. Ms Persian 373, detail of f. 11v
24 mai 2016

A Persian Chinese style bronze mirror, 12th century

Lot 109. A Persian Chinese style bronze mirror, 12th century. Estimation : 1 500 € / 2 000 €. Photo Artcurial Plaque discoïde polylobée à passant central, décorée en relief d'un personnage couronné assis, entouré de deux capridés adossés et de deux oiseaux affrontés, dans un rondeau bordé d'une frise d'inscriptions coufiques. Patine brune. Diam. : 11,5 cm Provenance : Collection particulière britannique Publié : Arts from the Land of Timur, An Exhibition from a Scottish Private... [Lire la suite]
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22 mars 2016

Exhibition at Saint Louis Art Museum highlights carpets and tents from the Ballard collection

Small Octagonal Pavilion Tent, probably late 19th or early 20th century; Persian; silk, cotton, and metallic yarns; 11 feet 4 inches x 13 feet 4 inches x 13 feet 4 inches; Saint Louis Art Museum, Gift of James F. Ballard 132:1929a,b. SAINT LOUIS, MO.- The Saint Louis Art Museum is presenting The Carpet and the Connoisseur: The James F. Ballard Collection of Oriental Rugs, a major exhibition highlighting the extraordinary range of Oriental carpets assembled by an early 20th-century American collector who set a new standard... [Lire la suite]

15 novembre 2015

Walters Art Museum presents groundbreaking exhibition of Islamic art

Seyh Hamdullah (Islamic, 1436 (?)-1520), Album of Calligraphy, Turkey, opaque watercolor and ink on paper mounted on thin pasteboard bound between sheepskin-covered boards with gold and chamois leather. Folio H: 11 13/16 x W: 9 1/16 in. (30 x 23 cm). The Walters Art Museum (W.672). BALTIMORE, MD.- The great Mughal, Safavid, and Ottoman empires flourished during a time of rapid change and artistic innovation in the Islamic world, as people, ideas, and technologies spread across Europe and Asia. At the heart... [Lire la suite]
09 novembre 2015

The meaning and history of the colour blue explored in exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria

Japan, Summer kimono, Yukata, detail, Meiji period (1868–1912), Japan; cotton, natural indigo; painted resist dyeing (tsutsugaki yuzen). Purchased with funds donated by the Hon. Michael Watt QC and Cecilie Hall, 2013 (2013.696). MELBOURNE.- Blue: Alchemy of a Colour explores the meaning and history of the colour blue through highly detailed textiles, ceramics, and exquisite works on paper from the 7th century to the present in a new exhibition at NGV International. One of the most highly prized and... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2015

One of the finest 16th-century illustrated Persian manuscripts in the US featured in exhibition

Piran visits Siyavush and Farigis (detail), from the Princeton Shahnama, 1589-90. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Manuscript Division, Princeton University Library. PRINCETON, NJ.- Over 1,000 years ago, the Persian poet Abu'l-Qasim Firdausi (935-1020) narrated the history of Iran and its peoples – spanning 50 monarchs from the dawn of time to the 7th century A.D. – through gripping tales of ancient triumphs, larger-than-life heroes and grand adventures. Called the Shahnama, or Book of Kings, the epic has been... [Lire la suite]
05 février 2014

Dallas Museum of Art to receive one of world's largest Islamic art collections: The Keir Collection

  A 10th-century rock crystal ewer from Egypt. The Keir Collection of Islamic Art via Dallas Museum of Art. DALLAS, TX.- The Dallas Museum of Art announced today that it will receive a long-term loan of one of the world’s largest private holdings of Islamic art, transforming the Museum’s Islamic art collection into the third largest of its kind in North America. Assembled over the course of five decades by the noted art collector Edmund de Unger (1918–2011), the Keir Collection is recognized by scholars as one of the... [Lire la suite]