07 novembre 2017

An Iznik pottery dish painted with double saz palms and flowers, Turkey, circa 1575

Lot 176. An Iznik pottery dish painted with double saz palms and flowers, Turkey, circa 1575. Estimate 14 000 € - 18 000 €. Courtesy Artcurial Plat "tabak" en céramique siliceuse, décoré, en polychromie et engobe rouge sur fond blanc, de deux palmes "saz" encadrant un vase à deux oeillets aux tiges entrecroisées et deux branches d'églantines. Sur le marli, frise de tulipes vertes et rouges disposées deux à deux de part et d'autre de neuf églantines bleues. Au revers, frise de six "sequins" bleus alternant avec six doubles... [Lire la suite]

17 octobre 2017

An Iznik blue and turquoise hexagonal tile, Turkey, circa 1525

Lot 197. An Iznik blue and turquoise hexagonal tile, Turkey, circa 1525. Estimate 5,000 — 8,000 GBP. © Sotheby's. fritware, decorated in underglaze blues and turquoise on a white ground, mounted in frame; 20.2cm. max.  Note: Similar tiles, most probably from the same group, are in the Louvre Museum, Paris (inv. no. 7456) and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London (inv. nos.1019-1892; 507-1900). Further examples were sold in these rooms, 17 October 1997, lot 30; 24 April 1991, lots 1144-47;... [Lire la suite]
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16 août 2017

Iznik Tile, Turkey, Second half of the 16th century

Iznik Tile, Turkey, Second half of the 16th century, 22.6cm high, 19.9cm wide © Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. This polychrome tile is painted with a large bole red, cobalt blue and green lotus blossom together with a green and red saz leaf, a small serrated leaf and half-flower heads with a large cobalt blue palmette border. The bottom left hand corner is decorated with cobalt blue, white and green scrolling clouds on a bole red ground. The tile would have been a part of a larger composition. Two pairs of Iznik tiles in The Victoria and... [Lire la suite]
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01 juillet 2017

Amir Mohtashemi Ltd at Masterpiece London 2017

Iznik tile, Turkey, Second half of the 16th century. Amir Mohtashemi Ltd., Stand C5 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD Mughal octogonal container, India, Late 17th - early 18th century. Amir Mohtashemi Ltd., Stand C5 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD A study of a binjai (mangifera caesia), Probably Penang, 19th century. Amir Mohtashemi Ltd., Stand C5 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. 69 Kensington Church Street, London, W8 4BG, United Kingdom. T  +44 20 7937... [Lire la suite]
23 juin 2017

"Flower Power: Spirit of the Summer of Love in Full Bloom" opens at the Asian Art Museum

Me and Kaikai and Kiki, 2010, by Takashi Murakami (Japanese, b. 1962). Silkscreen; platinum leaf on paper; ed. 12/50. Asian Art Museum, Museum purchase, R2016.39.3. © Takashi Murakami. Photograph © Asian Art Museum. SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- The 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love in San Francisco conjures images of hippies frolicking in the park with daisies in their hair. But the power of flowers to inspire peace and love goes back far more than 50 years and far beyond our city shores. From June 23 – Oct. 1, 2017 the Asian... [Lire la suite]
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]