21 mai 2017

"A New Light on Bernard Berenson: Persian Paintings from Villa I Tatti" on view at Harvard Art Museums

Chess versus Backgammon, illustrated folio from an Anthology of Persian Treatises, Afghanistan, Herat, Timurid period, 1427. Ink, colors, silver, and gold on paper. Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, Florence. Photo: Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies; © President and Fellows of Harvard College. CAMBRIDGE, MASS.- This focused exhibition features illustrated Persian manuscripts and detached folios that were collected in the early 20th century... [Lire la suite]

16 juillet 2016

Jar, Iran, Safavid period, 16th-17th century

Jar, Iran, Safavid period, 16th-17th century.Earthenware painted under glaze. H x W: 20.9 x 25.6 cm (8 1/4 x 10 1/16 in). Gift of Charles Lang Freer, F1903.192 © 2016 Smithsonian Institution Provenance: Dikran Garabed Kelekian (C.L. Freer source) (1868 - 1951)Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919) The fluted shape and green glaze of this jar are based on Chinese lidded jars from Longquan. Although celadon-like vessels had been produced in Iran since the fourteenth century, a revival took place in the... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Alain Truong à 15:34 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags : , , ,
25 juin 2016

Smithsonian's Sackler Gallery Presents First Major U.S. Exhibition of Qur'ans

 Qur’an. Calligrapher: Ali b. Mahmud al-Havavi; Iran, Tabriz, Safavid period, January 15, 1516; Ink, color, and gold on paper; Each page 41 × 29cm; Istanbul, Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts, TIEM 232. Photo Hadiye Cangokce / Istanbul, Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts The first major exhibition of Qur'ans (Korans) in the U.S., "The Art of the Qur'an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts," will open at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Oct. 15 and continue through Feb. 20,... [Lire la suite]
24 mai 2016

A Safavid blue and white ewer, 17th-18th century

Lot 140. A Safavid blue and white ewer, 17th-18th century. Estimation : 8 000 € / 10 000 €. Photo Artcurial Aiguière à anse rubanée sinusoïde et bec incurvé, en céramique siliceuse, à décor bleu et blanc sous glaçure incolore de larges pivoines et motifs sinisants. Inscription illisible sur la base. Petit éclat au bord du col. Haut. : 20,5 cm Provenance : Collection de Mme C., Londres, depuis 1980 Bibliographie : Y. Crowe, Persia and China, Safavid Blue and White Ceramics in the Victoria and... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Alain Truong à 22:26 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags : , , ,
24 mai 2016

Rare bowl dating to the early 17th century returned to the Embassy of Afghanistan in London

 A very fine Safavid tinned copper bowl (1501–1722), bought in good faith in December 1994 from an Afghan antique dealer in Jeddah, to return to Kabul. LONDON.- A very fine Safavid tinned copper bowl which had been looted from the National Museum of Afghanistan in Kabul was presented to the Embassy of Afghanistan in London for return to Kabul. The bowl, dating to the early 17th century, was lost during the civil war in Afghanistan in the 1990s. It was bought in good faith in December 1994 from an Afghan... [Lire la suite]
06 septembre 2015

Woven Luxuries: Indian, Persian, and Turkish Velvets from the Indictor Collection at Asian Art Museum

Woven Luxuries: Indian, Persian, and Turkish Velvets from the Indictor Collection at Asian Art Museum. SAN FRANCISCO—More than just practical clothing and furnishings, silk velvets symbolized sophisticated taste and cultural power in courtly Islamic society, especially during the 16th–18th centuries. Woven Luxuries: Indian, Persian, and Turkish Velvets from the Indictor Collection offers a glimpse of the splendor and diversity of these velvets. On view from March 13 through Nov. 1 in Tateuchi Gallery, this intimate exhibition... [Lire la suite]

11 juillet 2014

Bottle with polychrome floral decoration, Iran, Safavid Period (1501 - 1722)

Bottle with polychrome floral decoration, Iran, Safavid Period (1501 - 1722), fritware, with underglaze painting in coloured slips and blue, 35 x 21 x 11 cm max. (height x width x depth), at foot 12 cm (diameter). Gift of Gerald Reitlinger, 1978. (EA1978.1709). Ashmolean Museum © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
11 juillet 2014

Dish with vegetal decoration, Iran, Safavid Period (1501 - 1722)

Dish with vegetal decoration, Iran, Safavid Period (1501 - 1722), fritware, with underglaze painting in blue and coloured slips, 6.5 cm (height), 39.3 cm (diameter). Bequeathed by Christopher T. Gandy, 2012. (EA2012.136). Ashmolean Museum © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
Posté par Alain Truong à 18:46 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags : , , ,
11 juillet 2014

Dish with horses, Iran, Safavid Period (1501 - 1722)

Dish with horses, Iran, Safavid Period (1501 - 1722), fritware, with underglaze painting in blue and black, 10.7 cm (height), 42.5 cm (diameter), at foot 21.3 cm (diameter). Gift of Gerald Reitlinger, 1978. (EA1978.2167). Ashmolean Museum © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
Posté par Alain Truong à 18:22 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags : , , ,
11 juillet 2014

Dish with Chinese lion dog, Iran, Safavid Period (1501 - 1722)

Dish with Chinese lion dog, Iran, Safavid Period (1501 - 1722), fritware, with underglaze painting in blue and black, 8.2 cm (height), 47 cm (diameter). Gift of Gerald Reitlinger, 1978.  (EA1978 1784). Ashmolean Museum © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
Posté par Alain Truong à 18:15 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags : , , ,