23 avril 2019

A Kashan moulded lustre and cobalt-blue calligraphic pottery tile, Ilkhanid Iran, Late 13th-14th century

Lot 21. A Kashan moulded lustre and cobalt-blue calligraphic pottery tile, Ilkhanid Iran, Late 13th-14th century; 8 x 15 ¾in. (20.4 x 40cm.). Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000 (USD 26,080 - USD 39,120). Price realised GBP 52,500. © Christie's ImagesLtd 2019. The bold cobalt-blue Quranic inscription on dense scrolling foliated ground, the reverse fitted with two suspension rings and with old collection label 'Edouard Aynard, Paris 1er - 4 Decembre 1913, No : 96 du Catalogue'. Provenance: Edouard... [Lire la suite]

19 avril 2019

A Qajar cobalt blue and white calligraphic pottery tile, Persia, circa 1900

Lot 251. A Qajar cobalt blue and white calligraphic pottery tile, Persia, circa 1900; 24 by 24cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 1,625 GBP (1,884 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. decorated with inscription painted in blue relief glaze, mounted, old auction labels to reverse. Provenance: Ex-collection Sir Howard Hodgkin (1932-2017).Drouot, Paris, 15 June 1948, lot 34 (as indicated by old auction label to reverse). inscriptions: al-faqir ‘abd al-husayn ibn …. Haji ja’far... [Lire la suite]
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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17 juillet 2012

Calligraphic composition in red on a horse chestnut leaf, with a Qur'anic verse in thulth script. Ottoman Turkey, 19th century

Calligraphic composition in red on a horse chestnut leaf, with a Qur'anic verse in thulth script. Ottoman Turkey, 19th century; length 24.5cm. CAL0165. The Khalili collections © 2011 Khalili Family Trust The text, part of verse 64 from surah Yusuf (xii), reads: 'But God is the best to take care [of him], and He is the Most Merciful of those who show mercy! 
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28 juin 2012

Dish with calligraphic decoration. Turkey, “Iznik”, c. 1480

Dish with calligraphic decoration. Turkey, “Iznik”, c. 1480. Stonepaste, siliceous underglaze painting over a siliceous slip coating H. 7.5 cm; Opening Diam. 37 cm; Base Diam. 23.2 cm Musée du Louvre, Charles Piet-Lataudrie bequest, 1909 OA. Around 1470-80, potters from the city of Iznik began to produce very high quality stonepaste ceramic wares, which vied with Chinese porcelain in their whiteness and brilliance. Their decoration in reserve on a cobalt blue ground was inspired by Yuan (1271-1368) blue-and-white porcelains. The... [Lire la suite]
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