14 février 2019

An Ottoman dagger with banded-agate hilt and jewelled silver scabbard, Turkey, 19th century

Lot 150. An Ottoman dagger with banded-agate hilt and jewelled silver scabbard, Turkey, 19th century; dagger: 40cm, scabbard: 33cm. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 GBP. Lot sold 56,250 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2014. the faceted hilt composed of banded-agate mounted with a turquoise stone, set with colourful gemstones leading to the steel blade with overlaid gold inscription with spurious date 1112 AH/1700 AD, the silver scabbard worked with repousse design and set with pale blue... [Lire la suite]

14 février 2019

An imperial Ottoman silver-gilt and nielloed penbox (divit) bearing the tughra of Mehmed IV (r.1648-87), Turkey, second half 17t

Lot 160. An imperial Ottoman silver-gilt and nielloed penbox (divit) bearing the tughra of Mehmed IV (r.1648-87), Turkey, second half 17th century; 29.7cm. length. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 GBP. Price realised 314,500 GBP. © Sotheby's 2014 the surface set with silver-gilt tulip motifs with engraved and incised designs on a ground entirely covered in niello decoration comprising tight floral scrolls, the inkwell lid with turquoise enamel and set with turquoise stone, the underside... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2019

An Iznik polychrome pottery dish, Turkey, 17th century

Lot 166. An Iznik polychrome pottery dish, Turkey, 17th century; 30.6cm. diam. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot Sold 3,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby’s 2014. decorated in underglaze blue, viridian green and relief red with a central saz leaf surounded by carnations, tulips and rosettes, the rim with a simple stylised floral design, foliate motifs on exterior. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 08 Oct 2014
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12 février 2019

An Iznik polychrome pottery dish with a stylised stellar floral motif, Turkey, circa 1580-90

Lot 160. An Iznik polychrome pottery dish with a stylised stellar floral motif, Turkey, circa 1580-90; 25.2cm. diam. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP. Lot Sold 4,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby’s 2014. decorated in underglaze cobalt blue, green and relief red, the abstract design composed of a central flowerhead emanating petal motifs, the rim with a ring of petals and red dots, foliate motifs to underside. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 08 Oct 2014
12 février 2019

An Iznik polychrome pottery dish with lotus blossom and saz leaves, Turkey, second half 16th century

Lot 163. An Iznik polychrome pottery dish with lotus blossom and saz leaves, Turkey, second half 16th century; 27cm. diam. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot Sold 5,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby’s 2014. decorated in cobalt blue, emerald green and relief red, featuring a lotus blossom with broken saz leaves, the border with wave-scroll pattern, foliate bud motifs to exterior, old collection label to underside. Provenance: Ex-Pozzi collectionEx-Jacques Soustiel collection. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 08 Oct... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2019

Three Iznik polychrome pottery border tiles, Turkey, 1575-85

Lot 162. Three Iznik polychrome pottery border tiles, Turkey, 1575-85; each: 11.4 by 25cm. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot Sold 6,250 GBP. Photo: Sotheby’s 2014. each from the same frieze, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue, viridian green and relief red with palmette fronds. Provenance: ex-Kelekian collection. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 08 Oct 2014

12 février 2019

An Iznik polychrome pottery dish with a wave-scroll ground, Turkey, circa 1585-90

Lot 159. An Iznik polychrome pottery dish with a wave-scroll ground, Turkey, circa 1585-90; 28.7cm. diam. Estimate 5,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot Sold 6,250 GBP. Photo: Sotheby’s 2014. of deep round, rimless form, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue, viridian green and relief red with black outlines, featuring a foliate tuft comprising a saz leaf, carnations and daisies on a wave-scroll ground, bordered by a stylised wave border, plain exterior, the rim with half-flower band, old collection label to underside. Note: A very... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2019

An Iznik polychrome pottery dish with a red ground, Turkey, circa 1570-75

Lot 156. An Iznik polychrome pottery dish with a red ground, Turkey, circa 1570-75; 31.5cm. diam. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot Sold 8,125 GBP. Photo: Sotheby’s 2014. decorated in underglaze cobalt blue, emerald green, and relief red with dark green outlines, featuring a saz leaf containing a stem of marguerites, in between sprays of rosettes, the border with a stylised foliate design, foliate details on exterior, old collection label to underside. Provenance: Ex-Adda collection. Note: Red-ground dishes such as the present... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2019

A large Iznik tile, Turkey, 16th century

Lot 165. A large Iznik tile, Turkey, 16th century; 29.2 by 29.2cm. in frame. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot Sold 9,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby’s 2014. decorated in underglaze cobalt blue, green and relief red with a design consisting of a central stylised rosette issuing four curving stems with saz leaves and flowerheads, set in wooden frame. Provenance: Ex-collection Alfred Spero, acquired from him 3 February 1961. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 08 Oct 2014
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12 février 2019

Four Iznik polychrome pottery border tiles, Turkey, 1575-85

Lot 161. Four Iznik polychrome pottery border tiles, Turkey, 1575-85; 16.2 by 26cm, 13.3 by 25cm, 13 by 25cm, 13.2 by 17.8cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot Sold 10,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby’s 2014. of varying sizes, three decorated with green, white and relief red scrolling tulips, carnations and rosettes on an underglaze cobalt blue ground, one with turquoise borders, the fourth with thicker scrolls on a lighter blue ground, each with old collection label to underside. Provenance: Three: ex-Kelekian collectionOne:... [Lire la suite]