15 octobre 2019

Islamic ceramics at Bonhams London, 22 October 2019

Lot 15. A Nishapur buffware pottery bowl, Persia, 10th Century; 24.2 cm. diam. Estimate £ 2,000 - £ 3,000 (€ 2,300 - € 3,400). Photo: Bonhams. of shallow rounded form on a short foot with everted rim, decorated underglaze in yellow, green and manganese on a cream ground with five birds interspersed by abstract vegetal motifs, the exterior with a large zig-zag motif filled with lattice design, hatching and stylised palmettes. Provenance: Private Italian collection. Lot 16. Two Kashan moulded... [Lire la suite]

14 août 2019

A Timurid moulded pottery tile panel, Central Asia, late 14th-early 15th century

Lot 97. A Timurid moulded pottery tile panel, Central Asia, late 14th-early 15th century; 15¼ x 11in. (38.7 x 28cm.) at largest. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000. Price realised GBP 35,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 Of rectangular form painted in cobalt-blue, turquoise and white, the surface moulded with a central eight-pointed star containing a central rosette and four further minor rosettes on a ground of scrolling arabesque, surrounded by bands of quatrefoils, fragments of a further... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2019

A Timurid cut mosaic tile panel, Central Asia, late 14th-early 15th century

Lot 150. A Timurid cut mosaic tile panel, Central Asia, late 14th-early 15th century; 54 by 86cm. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 GBP (69,648 - 92,864 EUR). Lot Sold 75,000 GBP (86,955 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the rectangular panel composed of polychrome fritware including white, blue, orange, green and light blue, featuring a central calligraphic design within a foliated border, some old restoration. Provenance: Ex-collection Henry René d'Allemagne (1863-1950). ... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2019

A large Timurid cut mosaic tile fragment, Central Asia, late 14th-early 15th century

Lot 149. A large Timurid cut mosaic tile fragment, Central Asia, late 14th-early 15th century; 63.5 by 53.5cm. mounted. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 GBP (17,412 - 29,020 EUR). Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. the mosaic tiles fitted together and forming part of a monumental inscription, with cobalt blue, emerald green, light and very light blue glazes. Provenance: Ex-collection Carl Johan Lamm, Sweden (1902-81).Sotheby's, 30 April 1992, lot 93.Carl Johan Lamm was born in... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2019

A large Timurid moulded cuerda-seca pottery tile, Central Asia, late 14th century

Lot 106. A large Timurid moulded cuerda-seca pottery tile, Central Asia, late 14th century; 35 by 33 by 4.5cm. Estimate 7,000 — 10,000 GBP. Lot Sold 8,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby’s 2014. the surface moulded and decorated in cobalt and light blue, green, cream and manganese with a stylised stellar design. Provenance: Ex-private collection, UK, formed in the 1950s and '60s. Exhibited: Arts from the Land of Timur, An exhibition from a Scottish Private Collection, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 8-13 January 2012. ... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2018

A Timurid carved pottery border tile fragment, Central Asia, Samarqand or Bukhara, late 14th century

LOt 113. A Timurid carved pottery border tile fragment, Central Asia, Samarqand or Bukhara, late 14th century; 28.2 by 30 by 5.2cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot sold 5,000 GBP (5,722 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's 2018 fragmentary, carved in deep relief, decorated in turquoise and white glazes with scrolling palmettes, remnants of a foliate inscription and border band. Provenance: Private collection, Germany, since 1982. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 25 Apr 2018

10 octobre 2016

Sotheby's London announces rare and exquisite objects in its Arts of the Islamic World sale

  LONDON.- Sotheby’s Arts of the Islamic World auction on 19 October 2016 will present rare and exquisite objects that tell the story of over a thousand years of artistic exchange and influence in the Islamic world.  This October’s sale will open with a selection of fifty manuscripts and calligraphies from the renowned collection of the late Jafar Ghazi. Each of these works bears witness to the high esteem in which calligraphy was held in Turkey, the Middle East and Persia from the medieval period up until the... [Lire la suite]
10 juin 2015

A Timurid inscribed jade Amulet, Persia, 15th Century

A Timurid inscribed jade Amulet,  Persia, 15th Century. Sold for £1,500 (€2,059). Photo: Bonhams. of cusped drop-shape, with flattened top edge, one side carved with floral design, the other side similarly carved with central hexagonal calligraphic panel - 6 x 7 cm. Provenance: Collection of La Comtesse de Broissia-Tortillia, Alexandria; and by descent. Note: Inscriptions: aqebat be-kheyr bad, 'May the end be good'. Bonhams. ISLAMIC AND INDIAN ART, 9 Jun 2015 10:30 BST - LONDON,... [Lire la suite]
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30 avril 2014

Timurid Cuerda Seca Pottery Star Tile, Samarkand, 15th Century

Timurid Cuerda Seca Pottery Star Tile, Samarkand, 15th Century. Photo AUCTIONATA Timurid star tile in cuerda seca technique with polychrome glaze decoration. Eight-pointed star. Pale red body. Central medallion with flower and star on cobalt blue ground. Diameter: 25.5 cm. Good condition. Estimation : 4 000 € / 5 000 € Provenance: Important Austrian private collection According to the current owner, the present star tile from the 15th century comes from a madrasa in Samarkand (Uzbekistan). It is executed in cuerda seca... [Lire la suite]
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30 avril 2014

Timurid Cuerda Seca Pottery Tile, Samarkand, 15th Century

Timurid Cuerda Seca Pottery Tile, Samarkand, 15th Century. Photo AUCTIONATA Rectangular tile in the cuerda seca technique. Polychrome glaze with floral decoration. Pale red body. Dimensions: 33 x 12.5 cm. Estimation : 4 000 € / 5 000 € Provenance: Important Austrian private collection This rectangular cuerda seca tile shows a pale red body and a polychrome glaze. According to the current owner it comes from a Madrasa in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. The blue background is adorned with light gray lines, which form... [Lire la suite]
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