26 octobre 2019

An Ottoman voided silk velvet and metal-thread (çatma) panel, Turkey, Bursa or Istanbul, circa 1600

Lot 275. An Ottoman voided silk velvet and metal-thread (çatma) panel, Turkey, Bursa or Istanbul, circa 1600; 168 by 125.5cm. framed. Estimate: 12,000 - 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 15,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. with a repeating design of metal-thread fan shaped carnations each with seven serrated petals, supported by palm leaves, on a crimson silk velvet ground, with a complementary border formed by the overlaying frame formed of two open stripes at both the inner and outer edges, mounted and set in plexiglass... [Lire la suite]
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14 août 2019

A rare Ottoman gold openwork mirror, Turkey, circa 1620 

L0t 200. A rare Ottoman gold openwork mirror, Turkey, circa 1620; 3 7/8in. (10cm.) across. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 79,875. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 The gold panel of oval form, the back decorated in extremely elegant openwork with a dense floral vine surrounding an avian combat group, a border of meandering floral vine, the remains of textile visible beneath, around this and around the edge of the mirror a minor border set with quatrefoil turquoises alternated with... [Lire la suite]
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30 juillet 2019

‘Pirates and Slaves in the Mediterranean’ on view at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck

Detail from: Emperor Charles V's campaign against Tunis: Taking of La Goletta. Cardboard as a template for tapestries made on behalf of the governor Maria of Hungary. Jan Cornelisz Vermeyen, 1546/1550, Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, Picture Gallery, Inv.-No. 2043 © KHM-MUSEUMSVERBAND Innsbruck - The exhibition invites you to embark on an adventurous journey across the Mediterranean, conducted by Barbary corsairs and privateers: It tells the story of famous pirates during the early modern period, but... [Lire la suite]
02 juin 2019

Drop by Drop Life Falls from the Sky. Water, Islam, and Art, an exhibition at the Museo d’Arte Orientale (MAO)

At MAO, Turin, opens Drop by Drop Life Falls from the Sky. Water, Islam, and Art, an exhibition curated by Alessandro Vanoli It is the major exhibition on the relationship between water and Islam, from its most ancient origins to its many complex developments, up to more recent needs. This exhibition tells a story through images, artifacts, books, and miniatures: technology, everyday life, and art, which for centuries mirrored one another in the many ways of enjoying and using water. This exhibition bears witness to the variety and... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2019

A large Ottoman talismanic shirt (jama) with extracts from the Qur'an and prayers, Turkey, 16th-17th century

Lot 47. A large Ottoman talismanic shirt (jama) with extracts from the Qur'an and prayers, Turkey, 16th-17th century; 108 by 123cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 GBP. Lot sold 100,000 GBP (115,940 EUR).Courtesy Sotheby's. cotton shirt (jama) covered with text written in a variety of scripts, including thuluth, and square Kufic, in assorted colours, arranged in numerous panels, roundels, cartouches and lines, within bespoke perspex case. inscriptions: The inscriptions include quotations from the... [Lire la suite]
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07 octobre 2018

A Diyarbakir mihrab tile panel, Turkey, Ottoman, last quarter 16th century

Lot 181. A Diyarbakir mihrab tile panel, Turkey, Ottoman, last quarter 16th century; tiles: 128 by 98cm., mounted: 136 by 106.5cm., central tiles: 32.2 by 32.2cm. Estimate: £300,000 - £500,000. Lot Sold 250,000 GBP (323,575 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Sold in these rooms, The Turkish Sale, London, 11 October 1996, lot 36.Previously in an Armenian family from before the First World War.  InscriptionsCentral panel:ya allah al-mahmud fi kull fi'alihi'O God! The Praised one... [Lire la suite]

29 avril 2018

An Ottoman gilt copper (tombak) bowl and cover, Turkey, dated AH 1233/ 1818 AD

Lot 196. An Ottoman gilt copper (tombak) bowl and cover, Turkey, dated AH 1233/ 1818 AD; 24.5 cm. high. Estimate £6,000 - 8,000. Sold for £ 18,750 (€ 21,379). © Bonhams 2001-2018 of deep rounded form on a stepped, splayed foot, the lid of domed form with brass knop finial,  the body and lid engraved with undulating bands alternately filled with floral vines and palmette motifs, inscription to foot . Inscriptions: sahibü'l-hayrat kapucuk-dari gürci osman ağa'nın sofa-i hassa ocağına... [Lire la suite]
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20 avril 2018

An Ottoman sword (kilij) with ivory hilt and scabbard, Turkey, 18th century

Lot 166. An Ottoman sword (kilij) with ivory hilt and scabbard, Turkey, 18th century; 87cm. Estimate 18,000 — 25,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. lightly curved watered-steel blade and ivory hilt, the silver gilt quillons and scabbard mounts pierced, chased and engraved, designed with symbols of triumph, two suspension loops. Provenance: James Bowen (1751-1835) as originally indicated by a twentieth-century label stating: 'Presentation Sword, presented to Captain William H. Bowen R.N by M.M.... [Lire la suite]
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20 avril 2018

A Mughal or Ottoman shagreen and gem-set hilted dagger and scabbard, India or Turkey, 18th/19th century

Lot 164. A Mughal or Ottoman shagreen and gem-set hilted dagger and scabbard, India or Turkey, 18th-19th century; 30cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the slightly curved watered-steel blade with openwork horizontal central ridge and gold decoration comprising palmettes and inscriptions to each side, the hilt covered in green-stained shagreen set with gilt mounts containing pink gemstones, scabbard with en-suite decoration and gem-set jade terminal, bespoke velvet case. ... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2018

A fine Ottoman sword (yataghan) with lion-head hilt and scabbard, signed by Hasan, Turkey, 18th century

Lot 165. A fine Ottoman sword (yataghan) with lion-head hilt and scabbard, signed by Hasan, Turkey, 18th century; 74cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. with a single-edged blade, the forte decorated with an inscription within fine gilt scrolls, hilt designed as a lion head with finely engraved details and semi-precious stones, an Ottoman stamp on the blade in the shape of a pomegranate, the green-leather scabbard with silver lock and chape decorated with... [Lire la suite]
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