17 janvier 2019

A pair of blue and white jugs, Transitional period, 17th century

Lot 335. A pair of blue and white jugs, Transitional period, 17th century; 9 in. (22.8 cm.) high, each. Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000. Price realised US$3,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Each with beak spout, the sides painted with flowering prunus boughs, with upright loop handle. Provenance The Leo and Doris Hodroff Collection.  Christie's. Chinese Export Art Featuring the Hodroff Collection, Part IV, New York, 17 January 2019

10 septembre 2018

Writers, chefs and musicians draw inspiration from Islamic art

Mosque lamp, Syria or Egypt,  1322–1328, glass with enamel painting and gilding, height 32,1 cm. Gemeentemuseum Den Haag. THE HAGUE.- This autumn Gemeentemuseum Den Haag showcases the stunning ornamental delights of Islamic art in a new exhibition entitled Splendour and Bliss – Arts of the Islamic World. Literature and the Arabic script are important in the world of Islam, and so too are music, and eating and drinking together. The museum has therefore challenged eighteen writers, chefs and... [Lire la suite]
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02 novembre 2017

A rare turquoise-glazed pottery jug, Damascus, Syria, 14th century

Lot 58. A rare turquoise-glazed pottery jug, Damascus, Syria, 14th century. 15 ½in. (40cm.). Estimate GBP 40,000 - GBP 60,000. Price realised GBP 65,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 On slightly splayed foot, pyriform body with tapering neck, rope-twist handle, the body painted underglaze with a wide band of black scrolling and floral tendrils above paired vertical lines, a band of pseudo inscriptions on the shoulder, crazing and old chips on the body with old repairs on the foot. ... [Lire la suite]
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03 août 2017

A silver and gold-inlaid bronze jug (mashrabe), Timurid Khorassan, North East Iran or Afghanistan, Late 15th or early 16th centu

Lot 17. A silver and gold-inlaid bronze jug (mashrabe), Timurid Khorassan, North East Iran or Afghanistan, Late 15th or early 16th century, 6 1/8in. (15.5cm.) high. Estimate £120,000 - GBP 180,000. Price realised GBP 110,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015  Rising from a short trumpet foot through wide bulbous body tapering to a high neck with a stepped shoulder, slightly flaring at the mouth with a slightly everted rim, the matched gently domed lid with hole to the centre, associated curved handle with... [Lire la suite]
09 juillet 2017

A small Iranian fritware jug, 2nd half 12th - early 13th century

Lot 5017. A small Iranian fritware jug, 2nd half 12th - early 13th century. H 14.5 cm. Estimated price €400 - €600. Result: €434. Courtesy Lempertz. Cobalt blue glaze. A pear-form vessel with a flared neck. With incised palmette and braided decor to the upper section. Short handle with thumb-rest. Restored over breakages, parts of the rim replaced. Literature: Cf. cat.: Islamische Keramik, Düsseldorf 1973, no. 208; cf. also: Watson, Ceramics from Islamic lands, London-Kuwait 2004, p.... [Lire la suite]
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09 juillet 2017

An Iranian fritware jug, Presumably 13th - 14th century

Lot 5011. An Iranian fritware jug, Presumably 13th - 14th century. H 31.5 cm. Estimated price €400 - €600. Result: €1.364. Courtesy Lempertz. Turquoise glaze with fine craquelure. The egg-shaped corpus with wide neck, flared rim, and four attached handles with small thumbrests on a slightly flared foot. The shoulders decorated with an incised band bearing a pseudo inscription. Restored over breakages with some filler used in the place of losses. Literature: A similar piece in the... [Lire la suite]
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09 juillet 2017

An Iranian fritware jug, Late 12th - early 13th century

Lot 5009. An Iranian fritware jug, Late 12th - early 13th century. H 26 cm. Estimated price €400 - €600. Result: €992. Courtesy Lempertz. Turquoise glaze with craquelure. Modelled and subsequently constructed vessel on a low footring. The pierced handle with a thumbrest formed as a pomegranate. The shoulder decorated with a hunting scene surrounded by tendrils in relief. Restored breakages. Literature: Similar examples in: Watson, Ceramics from Islamic lands, London-Kuwait 2004, p. 315,... [Lire la suite]
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23 avril 2016

A rare early jug with chinoiserie, Meissen, around 1725, gilded silver mount 19th century

Lot 316. A rare early jug with chinoiserie, Meissen, around 1725, gilded silver mount 19th century. Estimate 9 500 €. Photo Auktionhaus Stahl Pear shaped jug with bulging handle. Painted with playing Chinese child and two men between flowering bushes in u'glazed blue, overlaid with gold, and polychrome onglaze decoration. Unglazed bottom without swords mark. Golden rims min. worn, lid knob rep. H. 23 cm. AUKTIONSHAUS STAHL, Maîtres Anciens, Objets d'Art, Extrême Orient, Bijoux, le 23 Avril... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2016

An Iznik pottery jug, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1590

Lot 163. An Iznik pottery jug, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1590. Estimate £8,000 - £12,000 ($11,376 - $17,064). Price Realized £10,000 ($14,220). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 Of baluster form on short foot rising to flaring mouth, simple loop handle, the white ground decorated in cobalt-blue, bole-red, green and black, the body with alternating tulip sprays with broken stems and floral sprays crossed at the base by carnations, the neck with a similar simplified design, between simple leaf and lobed motif... [Lire la suite]
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21 avril 2016

An Iznik pottery jug, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1560

Lot 162. An Iznik pottery jug, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1560. Estimate £12,000 - £18,000 ($17,064 - $25,596). Price Realized £20,000 ($28,440). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 Of baluster form on short foot rising to a gently flaring mouth, simple loop handle, the white body decorated in cobalt-blue, green and black with two registers of white foliate scrolls issuing palmettes and flowerheads, the base with a broad white band between black rings, the waist with a stippled white band with green fringing, the mouth with a band... [Lire la suite]
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