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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20 avril 2018

The second Antique Arms Fair set to open in London

Ottoman shield of gilt-Copper (tombak). Early 17th century. Image provided by Peter Finer Ltd.  LONDON.- The inaugural Antique Arms Fair at Olympia London of September 2017, a showcase for fine antique arms, armour and militaria from an array of UK based and international specialist dealers, received very positive feedback from dealers and collectors alike regarding the high standard of the fair, excellent sales, and good attendance. The organisers hope to emulate and build on this positive start in their next... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2017

Suite de trois carreaux à décor de grappes de raisin et végétaux, Faïence d'Iznik, XVIe-XVIIe s.

Lot 935. Suite de trois carreaux à décor de grappes de raisin et végétaux, Faïence d'Iznik, XVIe-XVIIe s, 26,5x26,5 cm. Estimation : 6 000 CHF / 8 000 CHF.  Photo Genève Enchères. Three Ottoman tiles painted with grape design, Iznik, 16th-17th century. Art Asiatique chez Genève Enchères, 1201 Genève, le 04 Mai 2017 à 12h00.

21 avril 2017

A large Ottoman voided silk velvet and silver metal thread panel (çatma), Turkey, late 17th century

Lot 143. A large Ottoman voided silk velvet and silver metal thread panel (çatma), Turkey, late 17th century. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. composed of two joined vertical panels, the voided dark ivory silk ground with delicate red velvet design comprising rosettes and tulips filled with silver-thread highlights, framed by geometric stellar design with carnations, mounted onto a stretcher, set in a wooden frame without glazing. Framed: approximately 178 by... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2017

An Ottoman voided silk velvet and metal-thread panel (çatma), Bursa or Istanbul, early 17th century

Lot 140. An Ottoman voided silk velvet and metal-thread panel (çatma), Bursa or Istanbul, early 17th century. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. woven in two parts, joined vertically through the centre, the voided crimson silk velvet ground with rows of carnation fan palmettes emanating from tulips flanked by saz leaves, with central frame delineated, all woven in ivory silk wrapped silver metal thread, mounted onto a stretcher and set within a box frame. Framed: approximately 170 by... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2017

A large and exceptional Ottoman voided silk velvet and metal-thread panel (çatma), Turkey, late 16th-early 17th century

Lot 139. A large and exceptional Ottoman voided silk velvet and metal-thread panel (çatma), with çintamani and tiger-stripe design, Turkey, late 16th-early 17th century. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. woven in two parts, joined vertically through the centre, the dark cerise voided silk velvet ground woven with rows of cintamani motifs in silver metal thread wrapped ivory silk, and 'tiger-stripes', woven in silver metal thread wrapped yellow silk, mounted onto a stretcher and enclosed within frame. Framed:... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2017

An Ottoman jade and gem-set silver-gilt casket, Turkey and China, 19th century

Lot 209. An Ottoman jade and gem-set silver-gilt casket, Turkey and China, 19th century. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of rectangular form on four applied gem-set cusped feet, the exterior set with rubies, emeralds, amethysts and sapphires against a ground of engraved floral motifs, the lid mounted with an openwork carved Chinese jade plaque - 8.9 by 10 by 8cm. Note: The present casket, as with the previous lot, is a product of the Ottoman taste for Chinese artefacts, in this case, carved... [Lire la suite]