14 août 2019

A rare Ottoman gold openwork mirror, Turkey, circa 1620 

L0t 200. A rare Ottoman gold openwork mirror, Turkey, circa 1620; 3 7/8in. (10cm.) across. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 79,875. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 The gold panel of oval form, the back decorated in extremely elegant openwork with a dense floral vine surrounding an avian combat group, a border of meandering floral vine, the remains of textile visible beneath, around this and around the edge of the mirror a minor border set with quatrefoil turquoises alternated with... [Lire la suite]
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07 juillet 2019

The Rise of Islamic Art at Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon

Border tiles with arabesques, Syria, Damascus, Ottoman period, late 16th century or early 17th century. Founder's Collection, Calouste Gulbenkian Museum. On the year that marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Calouste Gulbenkian, this exhibition seeks to understand the growing fascination with Orientalism developed by the collector and his contemporaries, through masterpieces of Islamic art from the Founder's Collection and other important international collections. This exhibition draws on the Museum’s Islamic art... [Lire la suite]
27 avril 2019

An Iznik pottery dish, Turkey, late 16th Century

Lot 32. An Iznik pottery dish, Turkey, late 16th Century; 30.3 cm. diameter. Estimate £ 3,000 - 5,000 (€ 3,500 - 5,800). © Bonhams 2001-2019 of shallow rounded form with everted rim on a short foot, decorated in raised-red, cobalt-blue, green and black outline on a white ground, with a spray of hyacinth, tulips, carnations and other flowerheads issuing from a leafy tuft, the border with rock and wave design, alternating flowerhead and foliate motifs on the exterior. Provenance: Private UK collection. ... [Lire la suite]
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27 avril 2019

An Iznik pottery border tile, Turkey, circa 1580

Lot 31. An Iznik pottery border tile, Turkey, circa 1580; 25.6 x 16.3 cm. Estimate £ 5,000 - 7,000 (€ 5,800 - 8,100). © Bonhams 2001-2019 of rectangular form, decorated underglaze in cobalt-blue, raised-red, turquoise and green with black outline with an undulating tendril with issuing tulips, roses and other flowerheads, with turquoise borders to upper and lower edges, with old collection labels to reverse. Provenance: Pozzi Collection.Jacques Soustiel Collection.Private Swiss Collection. Note:... [Lire la suite]
27 avril 2019

An Iznik Cintamani pottery Jug, Turkey, circa 1570

Lot 29. An Iznik Cintamani pottery Jug, Turkey, circa 1570; 19 cm. high. Estimate £ 3,000 - 4,000 (€ 3,500 - 4,600). © Bonhams 2001-2019 of compressed globular form on a short foot with waisted cylindrical neck and simple handle, decorated underglaze in cobalt-blue, turquoise and raised-red on a white ground with cintamani motifs interspersed by palmettes. Provenance: Private Greek collection. Bonhams. Islamic and Indian Art Including The Lion and the Sun, Art from Qajar... [Lire la suite]
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19 avril 2019

A large Iznik calligraphic pottery tile, Turkey, second half 16th century

Lot 228. A large Iznik calligraphic pottery tile, Turkey, second half 16th century; 26.5 by 27.4cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. fritware decorated in underglaze blue, turquoise and relief red, outlined in black, with details of a large calligraphic inscription. inscriptions: … sahib-kiran'… Lord of the Auspicious conjunction'. Note: A large tile panel with similar script, in which the red bole is featured within some of the letters, is in the Ömer Koç collection (Bilgi 2015, pp.196-7,... [Lire la suite]
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19 avril 2019

A large Iznik calligraphic pottery tile, Turkey, second half 16th century

Lot 227. A large Iznik calligraphic pottery tile, Turkey, second half 16th century; 28.7 by 26cm. Estimate 12,000 — 18,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. fritware decorated in underglaze blue, turquoise and relief red, outlined in black, with details of a large calligraphic inscription, between two bands, corner restored. inscriptions: … oldi … '... became …' Sotheby's.  Arts of the Islamic World including Fine Rugs and Carpet, London, 01 May 2019, 10:30 AM
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18 avril 2019

A large Ottoman talismanic shirt (jama) with extracts from the Qur'an and prayers, Turkey, 16th-17th century

Lot 47. A large Ottoman talismanic shirt (jama) with extracts from the Qur'an and prayers, Turkey, 16th-17th century; 108 by 123cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 GBP. Lot sold 100,000 GBP (115,940 EUR).Courtesy Sotheby's. cotton shirt (jama) covered with text written in a variety of scripts, including thuluth, and square Kufic, in assorted colours, arranged in numerous panels, roundels, cartouches and lines, within bespoke perspex case. inscriptions: The inscriptions include quotations from the... [Lire la suite]
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13 avril 2019

An Iznik polychrome pottery tile fragment with saz leaves and lotus blossoms, Turkey, circa 1550-1600

Lot 250. An Iznik polychrome pottery tile fragment with saz leaves and lotus blossoms, Turkey, circa 1550-1600; 20 by 29cm. Estimate £3,000 - £5,000. Photo: Sotheby's. decorated in underglaze blues, turquoise, viridian green and bole red with black outlines, mounted. Provenance: Ex-collection Sir Howard Hodgkin (1932-2017).Ex-private collection, Germany, since 1983 (as published in catalogue).Artcurial, Paris, 24 May 2016, lot 133. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World including Fine Rugs and... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2019

An Iznik cobalt blue and white pottery tile fragment with a peacock, Turkey, circa 1540-50

Lot 249. An Iznik cobalt blue and white pottery tile fragment with a peacock, Turkey, circa 1540-50; 23.5 by 17.5cm. Estimate £2,000 - £3,000. Photo: Sotheby's. decorated in underglaze cobalt blue and turquoise with peacock, mounted. Provenance: Ex-collection Sir Howard Hodgkin (1932-2017).Piasa, Paris, 5 December 2005, lot 18. Note: The fine drawing like quality of this tile is exceptional. It is comparable to the drawings in the albums of Murad III (Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna)... [Lire la suite]