19 avril 2022

'Bestowing Beauty: Masterpieces from Persian Lands' at at the Toledo Museum of Art (23 April – 17 July)

Persian, Feline, 19th century, bronze; cast 4 1/4 x 6 11/16 2 9/16 in. (10.8 x 17 x 6.5 cm), The Hossein Afshar Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; photo: © The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Celebrating the rich artistic and cultural heritage of Persian civilization, Bestowing Beauty: Masterpieces from Persian Lands features over 100 works from the sixth to the nineteenth century drawn from the preeminent Persian art collection of Hossein Afshar. Persia refers to the historic lands in southwestern Asia... [Lire la suite]
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14 décembre 2020

Rare Works of Persian Blue and White Ceramics from the Hossein Afshar Collection on View Together for the First Time

Dish, Persian, Timurid or early Safavid, second half of 15th century, stonepaste; painted in blue on white slip under transparent glaze, the Hossein Afshar Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. HOUSTON—The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, tells the story of the enduring, worldwide appeal of blue and white ceramics through the exhibition Between Sea and Sky: Blue and White Ceramics from Persia and Beyond. This exhibition brings together 74 works, including selections from the exceptional Hossein Afshar Collection of... [Lire la suite]
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]