21 avril 2017

A Kütahya double-sided polychrome pottery tile, Turkey, 17th-18th century

Lot 232. A Kütahya double-sided polychrome pottery tile, Turkey, 17th-18th century, 15.8 by 12.7 by 1cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. of rectangular form, decorated in underglaze green, dark blue, yellow, mauve and relief red with black outlines, one side featuring two snakes between four fish within a rock and foliate border, the other side with vase from which emanates a floral bouquet between two large snakes. Note: It is extremely unusual to find double-sided Kütahya pottery tile such... [Lire la suite]

21 avril 2017

An Iznik blue and white pottery tile, Turkey, 17th century

Lot 230. An Iznik blue and white pottery tile, Turkey, 17th century, 39.7 by 40cm. Estimate 12,000 — 15,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. of square form, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue and turquoise with a design consisting of a central saz leaf encircled by tendrils and composite lotus palmettes, framed. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 26 Apr 2017, 10:30 AM   
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21 avril 2017

An Ottoman tile with cintamani design, Turkey, 17th century

Lot 231. An Ottoman tile with cintamani design, Turkey, 17th century, 24 by 24cm. Estimate 12,000 — 15,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. of square form, decorated with cintamani motifs in underglaze cobalt blue with black outlines. Provenance: Ex-private collection, France, mid-20th century. Note: This tile presents a powerfully graphic example of the use of the cintamani design on an Ottoman ceramic. The cintamani motif, comprising three dots, has been associated to a tale in which... [Lire la suite]
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21 avril 2017

A large Ottoman voided silk velvet and silver metal thread panel (çatma), Turkey, late 17th century

Lot 143. A large Ottoman voided silk velvet and silver metal thread panel (çatma), Turkey, late 17th century. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. composed of two joined vertical panels, the voided dark ivory silk ground with delicate red velvet design comprising rosettes and tulips filled with silver-thread highlights, framed by geometric stellar design with carnations, mounted onto a stretcher, set in a wooden frame without glazing. Framed: approximately 178 by... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2017

A large and exceptional Ottoman voided silk velvet and metal-thread panel (çatma), Turkey, late 16th-early 17th century

Lot 139. A large and exceptional Ottoman voided silk velvet and metal-thread panel (çatma), with çintamani and tiger-stripe design, Turkey, late 16th-early 17th century. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. woven in two parts, joined vertically through the centre, the dark cerise voided silk velvet ground woven with rows of cintamani motifs in silver metal thread wrapped ivory silk, and 'tiger-stripes', woven in silver metal thread wrapped yellow silk, mounted onto a stretcher and enclosed within frame. Framed:... [Lire la suite]
03 avril 2017

Magic Mirror of Abu-l-Fadl Artuq Shah (r. 1225?–34)

Magic Mirror of Abu-l-Fadl Artuq Shah (r. 1225?–34). Mirror, cast bronze, Eastern Anatolia, Turkey, 600 or 660 H = 1204 or 1262. H at rim: 0.8; Diam: 24 cm, Inv. no. 4/1996 © The David Collection, Copenhagen This large and exceptionally heavy bronze mirror was intended for the Artuqid ruler Abu-l-Fadl Artuq Shah of Harput (eastern Turkey). It was used for catoptromancy, that is, to divine and control the future through the twelve signs of the zodiac and the planets. The bird of prey at the center represents either the might of... [Lire la suite]

25 mars 2017

An Iznik polychrome pottery dish with ewer, Turkey, early 17th century

Lot 233. An Iznik polychrome pottery dish with ewer, Turkey, early 17th century. Estimate 7,000 — 10,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of rounded form with slightly everted rim, painted in underglaze apple green, blue and relief red, outlined in black, with a central ewer decorated with split-arabesques and foliate stems, amidst a scrolling vine of saz leaves and lotus buds, the rim with scrolls, reverse with abstract motifs - 26cm. diam. Note: A varied selection of Iznik dishes with... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2017

An Iznik polychrome pottery dish with standing figure, Turkey, 17th centur

Lot 229. An Iznik polychrome pottery dish with standing figure, Turkey, 17th century. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. decorated in underglaze green, blue, relief red and black outlines, featuring a standing figure between tall floral stems, rim with band of stylised flowerheads and leaves, ground with light green tinge, reverse with stylised motifs, drill hole to foot - 26.5cm. diam. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 26 Apr 2017, 10:30 AM
25 mars 2017

An Iznik polychrome pottery dish with scale design, Turkey, circa 1575

Lot 228. An Iznik polychrome pottery dish with scale design, Turkey, circa 1575. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of deep rounded form with everted rim, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue, green and relief red with black outlines, cavetto with saz leaves and palmette on a blue and green fish-scale design, rim with broken wave pattern interspersed by S-shape motifs, reverse with wavy outline near rim, stylised Chinoiserie motifs and flowerheads, two drill holes to foot ring for hanging... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2017

An Iznik polychrome pottery dish with floral stem, Turkey, 17th century

Lot 226. An Iznik polychrome pottery dish with floral stem, Turkey, 17th century. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of deep rounded form with everted rim, decorated in underglaze green, blue, relief red and black outlines, featuring a central floral stem within a lobed medallion, scroll motifs, rim with border of flowerheads and leaves, reverse with foliate motifs, drill hole, old French collection label  26.4cm. diam. Provenance: Ex-collection Jacques Soustiel. Sotheby's. Arts of the... [Lire la suite]