13 avril 2021

A monumental Iznik calligraphic tile, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1565

Lot 80. A monumental Iznik calligraphic tile, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1565; 12 3/8 x 21 5/8in. (31.4 x 55cm.). Estimate: GBP 150,000 - GBP 200,000. Sold for: GBP 325,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021. Forming part of a large inscription panel, the white ground decorated in cobalt-blue, bole-red and turquoise, with a flowing nasta'liq inscription surrounded by arabesque flourishes, one side with two cobalt-ground spandrels decorated with red arabesque, intact. Provenance: Boghos Ispenian family... [Lire la suite]
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27 octobre 2020

A calligraphic cuerda seca pottery tile, Safavid Iran, 17th century

Lot 36. A calligraphic cuerda seca pottery tile, Safavid Iran, 17th century; 9 1/8in. x 9 1/8in. (23.2cm. x 23.1cm.). Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000 (USD 5,200 - USD 7,800). Price realised GBP 4,375. Courtesy Sotheby's. The upper register decorated in polychrome with a stylised flowerhead between leafy vine stemming from white ground cartouches with black arabesques, below this poetic inscriptions in black nasta'liq on white ground, minor chips to edges, otherwise intact. Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2019

A calligraphic Iznik pottery tile, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1600

Lot 218. A calligraphic Iznik pottery tile, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1600; 13¼ x 13¼in. (33.8 x 33.8cm.). Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000. Price realised GBP 35,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 Of square form, the white ground decorated in cobalt-blue, turquoise, bole-red and black with the upper right-hand corner of a black-outlined inscription in large white thuluthreserved against blue ground, the calligraphy within a turquoise outlined panel, around this a band of large flowerheads and... [Lire la suite]
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23 avril 2019

A cuerda seca calligraphic tile, probably from the Mevlana Türbe, Konya, Eastern Anatolia, 1381-1382 AD

Lot 181. A cuerda seca calligraphic tile, probably from the Mevlana Türbe, Konya, Eastern Anatolia, 1381-1382 AD; 16 x 10 5/8in. (40.8 x 27cm.). Estimate GBP 25,000 - GBP 35,000 (USD 32,600 - USD 45,640). © Christie's ImagesLtd 2019. The curving earthenware tile with two large kufic letters with foliate terminals in white against a manganese ground with curving turquoise leafy sprays, thick glaze occasionally running, repaired old break, chips to edges, the reverse with metallic... [Lire la suite]
07 octobre 2018

A monumental calligraphic tile, Central Asia or Persia, 14th century

Lot 131. A monumental calligraphic tile, Central Asia or Persia, 14th century; 59.5 by 48cm. Estimate: £50,000 - £70,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. the stonepaste body with tall moulded calligraphic inscription between foliate stems under a protruding band with smaller line of Kufic calligraphy, painted in white with black outlines and turquoise band on a cobalt blue ground under a transparent glaze, set onto custom metal mount. Provenance: Private European family collection since the 1960s. Private European family... [Lire la suite]
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21 janvier 2017

Kashan calligraphic tile, Iran, 13-14th century, Ilkhanid period

Kashan calligraphic tile, Iran, 13-14th century, Ilkhanid period, 29.5cm high, 30cm wide. Amir Mohtashemi Ltd at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017.  The tile inscribed with part of a verse from Abdul Qasim Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh reading:... زمین چون“The ground, like … ”The full verse is as follows:زمین چون بهشتی شد اراستهز داد و ز بخشش پر از خواسته"The earth became like paradise, longing for justice and forgiveness."A similar tile can be found in The Musee du Louvre.Provenance: Private European Collection since... [Lire la suite]
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07 mai 2014

A calligraphic 'Dome of the Rock' pottery tile, Damascus or Jerusalem, mid-16th century

A calligraphic 'Dome of the Rock' pottery tile, Damascus or Jerusalem, mid-16th century. Photo Sotheby's. of square form, the white calligraphic letters with black outlines on a cobalt blue ground with turquoise foliate scrolls; 24.7 by 24.1cm. Estimation 5,000 — 8,000 GBP - Lot. Vendu 22,500 GBP Provenance: Acquired by Reginald Poland, Former Director, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, 1961 PROPERTY FROM THE HIGH MUSEUM OF ART, SOLD TO BENEFIT FUTURE ACQUISITIONS Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London | 09 avr.... [Lire la suite]
07 mai 2014

A Kashan calligraphic lustre pottery tile, Persia, circa 1275-1325

A Kashan calligraphic lustre pottery tile, Persia, circa 1275-1325. Photo Sotheby's. moulded in relief with an opacified tin glaze enhanced with turquoise, the cobalt blue elevated inscription in thuluth against a ground of leaves and scrolls, raised pseudo-calligraphic border above; 29.5 by 29.5cm. Estimation 4,000 — 6,000 GBP - Unsold. Inscriptions: Qur’an, chapter XXXVI (Taha), part of verse 23; the Kufic, repeat of possibly: al-‘izz ‘Glory’ Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London | 09 avr. 2014 -http://www.sothebys.com/
07 mai 2014

A Kashan calligraphic moulded lustre pottery tile, Persia, 13th-14th century

Lot 4. A Kashan calligraphic moulded lustre pottery tile, Persia, 13th-14th century; 20 by 45cm. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Unsold. Photo Sotheby's. the fritware body with thuluth calligraphic inscription painted underglaze in cobalt blue between spiralling tendrils moulded in relief with turquoise highlights, on an overglaze lustre ground. Inscriptions: The end of a phrase: ‘[of] God be upon them all’ Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 09 avr. 2014  
07 mai 2014

A Kashan calligraphic lustre pottery tile, Persia, circa 1275-1325

Lot 3. A Kashan calligraphic lustre pottery tile, Persia, circa 1275-1325; 20.8 by 40.7cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 21,250 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the fritware body with calligraphic inscription in thuluth moulded in relief, painted underglaze in cobalt blue on a overglaze lustre ground of spiralling foliate tendrils with turquoise highlights Inscriptions: Qur’an, chapter LXXVI ( al-Insan), part of verse 16. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 09 avr. 2014