07 avril 2021

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; 16 x 1 ½ x 7 ½ (40.5 x 4 x 19.5cm). without frame. Estimate: GBP 25,000 - GBP 30,000. Sold for: GBP 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021. Moulded with a bold cobalt-blue inscription in thuluth on dense scrolling foliate lustre ground, framed. Provenance: Kunsthaus am Museum, Van-Ham Kunstauktionen, Cologne, Auction 49a, 23 November 1971, lot 439, to current owner. Note: The... [Lire la suite]

09 janvier 2020

A group of six large calligraphic pottery tiles, Safavid Iran, 17th century

Lot 200. A group of six large calligraphic pottery tiles, Safavid Iran, 17th century; 15 x 15 5/8in. (38 x 34.8cm.). Estimate GBP GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000. Price realised GBP 15,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  Each of rectangular form with a double line of inscription in white thuluth reserved against cobalt-blue ground, repaired breaks and minor repainting. Provenance: Canadian Collection, circa 1998. Note: A group of eight tiles from the same original frieze were sold in... [Lire la suite]
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19 avril 2019

A calligraphic pottery tile with abjad date, Syria, circa 18th century

Lot 233. A calligraphic pottery tile with abjad date, Syria, circa 18th century; frame: 42.6 by 42.6cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's. the calligraphy and outlines in black with dark blue bands and details on a white ground under a transparent glaze, set in an old wooden frame, with handwritten collector's note to reverse and printed '44' label. Provenance: Ex-private collection, Germany, Prof. Karabauer. inscriptions: 'Drink here what is healing'A foundation... [Lire la suite]