18 avril 2019

A large illuminated Qur'an, Persia, probably Shiraz, Safavid, second half 16th century

Lot 20. A large illuminated Qur'an, Persia, probably Shiraz, Safavid, second half 16th century; 35.5 by 24.5cm. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 GBP. Lot sold 93,750 GBP (108,694 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. Arabic manuscript on paper, 439 leaves plus 4 fly-leaves, 11 lines to the page, comprising 2 lines of large muhaqqaq script in black at the top and bottom, a middle line of large gold muhaqqaq outlined in black, 8 lines of black naskh against a gold speckled... [Lire la suite]
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15 avril 2019

An important Safavid silk and metal-thread 'Polonaise' carpet, Isfahan, Central Persia, first quarter 17th century

Lot 255. An important Safavid silk and metal-thread 'Polonaise' carpet, Isfahan, Central Persia, first quarter 17th century; 6ft.7in. x 4ft.6in. (205cm. x 141cm.) Estimate: £550,000 - GBP 750,000 (US$717,750 - USD 978,750). Sold for: £3,724,750 / €4,331,884 / $4,857,074. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Considerable silk pile, corroded and oxidised silver and gold metal-thread, original selvages, each end with complete braided and metal embroidered kilims, overall very good... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2019

An important Safavid silk and metal-thread 'Polonaise' carpet, Isfahan, Central Persia, first quarter 17th century

Lot 254. An important Safavid silk and metal-thread 'Polonaise' carpet, Isfahan, Central Persia, first quarter 17th century; 6ft.7in. x 4ft.6in. (205cm. x 141cm.) Estimate: £600,000 - £800,000 (US$783,427 - US$1,044,570). Sold for £3,895,000 / €4,529,885 / $5,079,080. New world record price for a ‘Polonaise’ carpet at auction. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Remarkably good silk pile throughout, corroded silver metal -thread, a small spot repair in the centre, original fringes at one end,... [Lire la suite]
10 février 2019

A Safavid blue and white dish, Persia, 18th century

Lot 117. A Safavid blue and white dish, Persia, 18th century; 41.9cm. diam. Estimate 3,000 — 4,000 GBP. Lot Sold 3,125 GBP. Photo: Sotheby’s 2014 of shallow rounded form with everted rim, decorated with a dark cobalt blue underglaze, the well with a roundel depicting a cricket amongst tall foliage and flying birds, the cavetto with alternating cartouches containing floral motifs and birds between bands with stems, the exterior with stylised foliate blossoms, pseudo-mark to base. ... [Lire la suite]
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10 février 2019

A Safavid lustre painted bottle vase, probably Kirman, Persia, second half 17th century

Lot 113. A Safavid lustre painted bottle vase, probably Kirman, Persia, second half 17th century; 32.5cm. height. Estimate 7,000 — 10,000 GBP. Lot Sold 9,375 GBP. Photo: Sotheby’s 2014 the soft paste porcelain bottle painted in a honey-lustre with vertical bands with alternating floral patterns, engraved brass nozzle with fantastical animal and human figures. Note: Seventeenth-century Persia saw a revival in the use of lustre, and the shape of this bottle and its design,... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2019

The Holms Hepburn Coronation carpet, Persia, Safavid, 17th century

Lot 243. The Holms Hepburn Coronation carpet, Persia, Safavid, 17th century; 245 by 216cm. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 GBP. Lot sold 75,000 GBP. © Sotheby's 2016. reduced in size, the central panel with lotus blossoms between foliate vines, the border with cartouches and medallions containing  palmette designs, presentation labels to underside:'This rug was used at the coronation ceremony in Westminster Abbey on the 9th August 1902. It was laid under the throne on which King Edward VII... [Lire la suite]
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10 janvier 2019

Amir Mohtashemi Ltd at TEFAF Maastricht 2019

Safavid Blue and White Bowl, Iran, 17th century. Underglaze painted pottery. Diameter 21.5 cm (8.5 in.). © Amir Mohtashemi Ltd at TEFAF Maastricht 2019, stand 239.  Ivory Plaque (The Triumph of Divine Over Profane Love), Ceylon (present-day Sri Lanka), Early 17th century. Carved ivory, 19.5 x 13 x 4 cm (7.7 x 5.1 x 1.6 in.). © Amir Mohtashemi Ltd at TEFAF Maastricht 2019, stand 239.  Amir Mohtashemi Ltd at TEFAF Maastricht 2019, March 16-24 2019, stand 239. 69 Kensington Church Street London W8... [Lire la suite]
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30 avril 2018

A Safavid cuerda seca pottery tile, Persia, 17th Century

Lot 186R: A Safavid cuerda seca pottery tile, Persia, 17th Century; 23 x 22.2 cm. Estimate £2,000 - 3,000. Sold for £ 2,500 (€ 2,850). © Bonhams 2001-2018 decorated in green, white, yellow, cobalt-blue, turquoise and black with a partial palmette vine overlaid with tendrils issuing flowerheads and foliate motifs. Bonhams. ISLAMIC AND INDIAN ART INCLUDING MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY SOUTH ASIAN ART, 24 Apr 2018, LONDON, NEW BOND STREET
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21 avril 2018

A Safavid moulded turquoise and manganese glazed jar, Iran, 17th century

Lot 77. A Safavid moulded turquoise and manganese glazed jar, Iran, 17th century; 7 ¾in. (19.2cm.) high. Estimate GBP 12,000 - GBP 18,000 (USD 17,016 - USD 25,524). © Christie’s Images Limited 2018.  With two flat arched sides rising from flat base, the cusped sides with elegantly moulded palmettes at the shoulder, the flat sides with moulded floral sprays on brown ground, repaired breaks. Note: This bottle is one of a small, distinctive group of Safavid pottery. Although they were... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2018

A rare Kubachi figural pottery dish, Persia, Safavid, early 17th century

Lot 133. A rare Kubachi figural pottery dish, Persia, Safavid, early 17th century; 6.8cm. height; 35.5cm. diam. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 GBP (34,443 - 48,220 USD). Lot Sold 30,000 GBP (34,332 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. of shallow form with wide everted rim, decorated in blue, green, and bole beige and orange with black outlines, featuring a kneeling male figure holding an orange amidst foliate blossoms, rim with floral sprays within cartouches, exterior plain. ... [Lire la suite]
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