16 mars 2020

A Safavid blue and white porcelain cat, Persia, 17th century

Lot 114. A Safavid blue and white porcelain cat, Persia, 17th century; 14.3cm. height. Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. in the form of a seated cat, the soft-paste porcelain body painted with blue Chinese-inspired stylised details to body, feline features, a hole between ears and one to chest for use as a Qalyan. Provenance: Christie's London, 23 October 2007, lot 161. Sotheby's. ARTS OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD AND INDIA INCLUDING FINE RUGS AND CARPETS, 01 Apr 2020
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16 mars 2020

A Safavid agate-set parcel-gilt seal ring, Persia, 16th century

Lot 114. A Safavid agate-set parcel-gilt seal ring, Persia, 16th century; 2.6cm. height, 2.2cm. diam. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the flat round chalcedony seal incised with thuluth script reading 'Muhammad, 'Ali, Hassan', set within a frame with strapwork motifs, the shoulder and sides of the silver hoop applied with intricately worked gold foliate decoration and pointed base, underside with incised lozenge-shaped motif. Provenance: Ex-private collection, Germany.... [Lire la suite]
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15 mars 2020

A Safavid green-glazed pottery ewer, Iran, first half 17th century

Lot 51. A Safavid green-glazed pottery ewer, Iran, first half 17th century; 15 5/8in. (39.5cm.) high. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000 (USD 7,536 - USD 10,048). © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  On short foot, the green-glazed bulbous body tapering to a narrow neck, decorated with repeated floral rosettes, later Qajar brass handle, spout and lid, the neck with repaired break, small chips to foot.  Note: This ewer covered with an opaque pale green glaze belongs to a small, distinctive group... [Lire la suite]
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15 mars 2020

A Safavid soft-paste porcelain bottle, Kirman, South East Iran, 17th century

Lot 50. A Safavid soft-paste porcelain bottle, Kirman, South East Iran, 17th century; 15 ¼in. (38.5cm.) high. Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000 (USD 5,024 - USD 7,536). © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  Of flattened drop-shape rising from a short trumpet foot to a long tapering neck, decorated on both sides with a white floral spray, between white scrolling vine, the neck with later brass mount with gilt floral sprays, the base with a gallery label and an inventory number '3617' in black... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2020

A Safavid soft-paste porcelain bottle, Kirman, South East Iran, 17th century

  Lot 49. A Safavid soft-paste porcelain bottle, Kirman, South East Iran, 17th century; 15 ¾in. (39.9cm.) high. Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000 (USD 3,768 - USD 6,280). © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  Of flattened drop-shape rising from a short trumpet foot to a long tapering neck, decorated on both sides with a white vase with a floral bouquet, the neck with later Qajar brass mount and stopper engraved with scrolling vine around figural cartouches, the base with remnants of two labels and... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2020

A large Safavid soft paste porcelain dish, Iran, 17th century

Lot 39. A large Safavid soft paste porcelain dish, Iran, 17th century. Estimate GBP 2,500 - GBP 3,500. Price realised GBP 2,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  Of rounded profile with wide sloping rim, on short tapering foot, the centre painted in the Chinese style with a stylized landscape including trees, birds, and a balcony, the cavetto and rim with radiating panels of stylized Chinese emblems and vegetation, the white exterior with loosely drawn floral spray, the underside of the foot with a... [Lire la suite]
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06 janvier 2020

A large Safavid soft paste porcelain dish, Iran, 17th century

Lot 38. A large Safavid soft paste porcelain dish, Iran, 17th century; 15 3/8in. (39cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000. Price realised GBP 12,50. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  With sloping rim on short foot, the blue centre with bold floral spray surrounding the stylised figure of a lion, the white cavetto with meandering vine issuing palmettes and leaves, the rim with scrolling tendrils, the reverse with bold meandering floral spray, underside with maker's mark, repaired breaks, rim with area of... [Lire la suite]
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06 janvier 2020

An exceptionally large Safavid blue and white baluster pottery jar, Kirman, Iran, 1st half 17th century

Lot 35. An exceptionally large Safavid blue and white baluster pottery jar, Kirman, Iran, 1st half 17th century; 22¼in. (56.5cm.) high. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000. Price realised GBP 91,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  The body incised with lotus flowers around blue and white figural roundels, a band of landscape design above, with dragons on scrolling vine ground below, the neck missing and with silver replacement, areas of staining. Christie's. Art of the Islamic and Indian... [Lire la suite]
25 octobre 2019

A monumental late Safavid cuerda seca pottery tile panel, Persia, 18th century

Lot 233. A monumental late Safavid cuerda seca pottery tile panel, Persia, 18th century; 133 by 232cm. Estimate: 25,000 - 35,000 GBP. Lot sold 68,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. comprising forty-five cuerda-seca pottery tiles decorated in two shades of green, blue, yellow, mauve, brown and black outlines, forming a courtly scene. Provenance: Bonham's London, 1 May 2003, lot 298. Ex-collection William Randolph Hurst, CA (1863-1951). Note: This pottery tile panel is one of the elaborate and... [Lire la suite]
13 octobre 2019

Sotheby's announces highlights of the Arts of the Islamic & Indian World sale

LONDON.- “Spanning several continents and centuries – with the earliest pieces stretching back to the seventh century – the selection showcases masterpieces of calligraphy, painting, ceramics, metalwork, jewellery and furniture. Viewed together, it is an undeniable testament to the sophisticated, inventive and diverse output of the Islamic world. Alongside our biannual sale, we are also thrilled to be presenting a stand-alone single-owner auction of just under a hundred manuscripts put together by a distinguished collector... [Lire la suite]