20 avril 2018

An Ottoman sword (kilij) with ivory hilt and scabbard, Turkey, 18th century

Lot 166. An Ottoman sword (kilij) with ivory hilt and scabbard, Turkey, 18th century; 87cm. Estimate 18,000 — 25,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. lightly curved watered-steel blade and ivory hilt, the silver gilt quillons and scabbard mounts pierced, chased and engraved, designed with symbols of triumph, two suspension loops. Provenance: James Bowen (1751-1835) as originally indicated by a twentieth-century label stating: 'Presentation Sword, presented to Captain William H. Bowen R.N by M.M.... [Lire la suite]
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20 avril 2018

A Mughal or Ottoman shagreen and gem-set hilted dagger and scabbard, India or Turkey, 18th/19th century

Lot 164. A Mughal or Ottoman shagreen and gem-set hilted dagger and scabbard, India or Turkey, 18th-19th century; 30cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the slightly curved watered-steel blade with openwork horizontal central ridge and gold decoration comprising palmettes and inscriptions to each side, the hilt covered in green-stained shagreen set with gilt mounts containing pink gemstones, scabbard with en-suite decoration and gem-set jade terminal, bespoke velvet case. ... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2018

A fine Ottoman sword (yataghan) with lion-head hilt and scabbard, signed by Hasan, Turkey, 18th century

Lot 165. A fine Ottoman sword (yataghan) with lion-head hilt and scabbard, signed by Hasan, Turkey, 18th century; 74cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. with a single-edged blade, the forte decorated with an inscription within fine gilt scrolls, hilt designed as a lion head with finely engraved details and semi-precious stones, an Ottoman stamp on the blade in the shape of a pomegranate, the green-leather scabbard with silver lock and chape decorated with... [Lire la suite]
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20 avril 2018

A Zand enamelled and gilt-copper dagger (kard) and scabbard, Persia, dated 1207 AH/1792-3 AD, with Ottoman blade, Turkey

Lot 196. A Zand enamelled and gilt-copper dagger (kard) and scabbard, Persia, signed 'Ya Allah Aziz', dated 1207 AH/1792-3 AD, with Ottoman blade, Turkey, dated 1261 AH/1845-6 AD; 32.5cm. length. Estimate 14,000 — 18,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the tapering steel blade with silver inscription and incised floral design at the forte, the hilt and scabbard each decorated in polychrome enamel flowers and foliage in white ground cartouches on a blue ground scattered with... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2018

Iznik pottery at Sotheby's London, 25 April 2018

Lot 167. A unique blue and white pilgrim flask with animals, Turkey, circa 1545-55; 32.2cm. height. Est. 60,000-80,000. Lot Sold 669,000 GBP (765,604 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby’s 2018. Cf. my post: Sotheby's announces highlights from the Arts of the Islamic World auction on 25 April Lot 175. An Iznik polychrome pottery tile, Turkey, second half 16th century; 25.5 by 24.5cm. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 GBP. Lot Sold 30,000 GBP (34,332 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby’s 2018. of square... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2018

Rugs and Carpets: Including Distinguished Collections at Sotheby's London, 23 April 2018

Sotheby’s London is delighted to announce its new Spring Rugs and Carpets sales to be held alongside London Islamic week. Our sale includes distinguished collections and offers a wide range of property drawn across Europe and the USA, with selected works representative of the international weaving centres of Persia, Caucasus, Anatolia, Central Asia, China, and Europe. We also include the second instalment of the prominent collection of Christopher Alexander; the first half formed the core of our NOVEMBER SALE last year.... [Lire la suite]

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]