18 mars 2020

A Kashan lustre pottery bottle, Persia, late 12th Century

Lot 68. A Kashan lustre pottery bottle, Persia, late 12th Century; 35.5 cm. high. Estimate: £ 2,000 - 4,000 (€ 2,200 - 4,300). Courtesy Bonhams. of piriform on a splayed foot, the long cylindrical neck with two raised band terminating in a long flaring scalloped rim, decorated in a brownish-gold lustre with frieze of large seated figures interspersed by an oil lamp, a ewer and a plate of food, a band of inscription below, the neck and shoulder with vegetal interlace and floral motifs.  ... [Lire la suite]
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09 juillet 2017

An Iranian fritware tile with a hunting scene, Late 12th century

Lot 5013. An Iranian fritware tile with a hunting scene, Late 12th century. H 18.5, W 24 cm. Estimated price €1.500 - €2.000. Result: €2.728. Courtesy Lempertz. Turquoise glaze with coarse craquelure. With a relief depiction of a lion hunt beneath an animal fries. Originally part of an extensive scheme of wall decor. Restored over a breakage, older retouches to the glaze, the surface slightly matte, sintering traces. Exhibition: Centre Culturel de Boulogne-Billancourt, 26.1. - 26.3.1982 ... [Lire la suite]
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14 avril 2017

A Ghurid moulded glass roundel, Central Asia, late 12th Century

Lot 90. A Ghurid moulded glass roundel, Central Asia, late 12th Century. Estimate: £8,000 - 12,000 (€9,400 - 14,000). Photo: Bonhams. of round form, impressed in relief to one side with a central roundel containing a musician sitting cross-legged playing a lute, the border with a band of inscription - 10 cm. diam. max. Note: Inscriptions: 'imad al-[daw]lah wa al-din malik al-umara' jahan pahlavan 'umar bin al-husayn nusrah, possibly to be translated as, 'Pillar of Government and Religion, king of... [Lire la suite]
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23 août 2016

A Cizhou-type painted tiger-form pillow, Jin dynasty, late 12th century

Lot 1309. A Cizhou-type painted tiger-form pillow, Jin dynasty, late 12th century. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Photo: Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The pillow is molded as a recumbent tiger, the details painted in black and rust-brown on a white slip and under a clear glaze, and the slightly dished top is painted with a rectangular panel of a leafy flower stem. 15 in. (38 cm.) long. Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 4 June 1986, lot 57. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 16 September... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2015

Jewish Heirs Sue Germany Over $226 Million Medieval Treasure

A bust of Saint Cosmas, one of the Welfenschatz treasures on display at a Berlin museum. Photo: DPA The heirs of Jewish art dealers who sold a trove of medieval treasures to the Nazis are suing the German state in a U.S. lawsuit. Gestapo founder Herman Goering orchestrated the sale in 1935 with four Jewish art dealers who received millions of dollars. The collection is now thought to be worth about $226 million. "Any transaction in 1935, where the sellers on the one side were Jews and the buyer on the other side was the Nazi... [Lire la suite]