19 novembre 2017

Square box with hollyhock décor and Xuande reign mark, Ming dynasty, second half of the 16th Century

Square box with hollyhock décor and Xuande reign mark, Ming dynasty, second half of the 16th Century. Inscription on the base: Made in Ming Xuande reign. Filled-in lacquerware. Length: 9.6cm Width: 9.6cm Height: 4.3cm © National Palace Museum, Taipei. This is a square box with rounded corners, and the side is slightly lower than the base to form a short foot. The interior is thickly lacquered, and painted in reddish brown lacquer in both interior and the base. The sides of the This is a square... [Lire la suite]

16 août 2017

Iznik Tile, Turkey, Second half of the 16th century

Iznik Tile, Turkey, Second half of the 16th century, 22.6cm high, 19.9cm wide © Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. This polychrome tile is painted with a large bole red, cobalt blue and green lotus blossom together with a green and red saz leaf, a small serrated leaf and half-flower heads with a large cobalt blue palmette border. The bottom left hand corner is decorated with cobalt blue, white and green scrolling clouds on a bole red ground. The tile would have been a part of a larger composition. Two pairs of Iznik tiles in The Victoria and... [Lire la suite]
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01 juillet 2017

Amir Mohtashemi Ltd at Masterpiece London 2017

Iznik tile, Turkey, Second half of the 16th century. Amir Mohtashemi Ltd., Stand C5 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD Mughal octogonal container, India, Late 17th - early 18th century. Amir Mohtashemi Ltd., Stand C5 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD A study of a binjai (mangifera caesia), Probably Penang, 19th century. Amir Mohtashemi Ltd., Stand C5 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. 69 Kensington Church Street, London, W8 4BG, United Kingdom. T  +44 20 7937... [Lire la suite]
21 janvier 2017

Iznik tile, Turkey, Second half of the 16th century

Iznik tile, Turkey, Second half of the 16th century, 25cm square. Amir Mohtashemi Ltd at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. A polychrome tile of square form painted with cobalt blue, green and bole red on a white slip ground. A central star-like floral rosette is surrounded by four main flower heads on a symmetrical design with leaves and stylised lotus flowers.   A nearly identical tile is illustrated in Bilgi, Iznik: The Ömer Koç Collection, Hülya Bilgi, Ghent, 2015, fig. 149, p. 350. Amir Mohtashemi... [Lire la suite]
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21 janvier 2017

Iznik border tile Turkey, Second half of the 16th century

Iznik border tile Turkey, Second half of the 16th century, 25.5cm high, 13cm wide. Amir Mohtashemi Ltd at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. This polychrome rectangular border tile is painted in cobalt blue, turquoise and bole red outlined delicately in black. The cobalt blue ground is decorated with carnations, tulips and floral medallions alternating with white cartouches containing additional floral medallions. There is only one other known example in The Musee du Louvre, Paris, Accession Number... [Lire la suite]
21 janvier 2017

Iznik dish, Turkey, Second half of the 16th century

Iznik dish, Turkey, Second half of the 16th century, 31cm diameter. Amir Mohtashemi Ltd at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. The polychrome dish is painted with a symmetrical composition of a central green cypress tree, cobalt blue and bole red saz leaves with roses and meandering branches to each side. The key fret border on the rim has an alternating bole red and green decoration with black outline. The reverse of the dish is decorated with alternating cobalt blue flowers with green leaves and single cintemani dots... [Lire la suite]
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08 novembre 2016

The Judgement of Paris, Alessandro Masnago, Milan, second half of the 16th century

The Judgement of Paris, Alessandro Masnago, Milan, second half of the 16th century, agate, gilt silver © Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
08 novembre 2016

Thumb ring (zehgir), Ottoman Empire, second half of the 16th century

Thumb ring (zehgir), Ottoman Empire, second half of the 16th century, nephrite, gold, rubies © Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
19 mars 2014

Iznik tile with saz leaves, Turkey, Second half of the 16th century

Iznik tile with saz leaves, Turkey, Second half of the 16th century. Photo courtesy Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. An Iznik tile of square form and painted with cobalt blue, emerald green, turquoise and raised bole-red outlined delicately in black on a white and creamy coloured slip. The tile is decorated with saz leaves and floral sprays; on the left and right sides of the tile the palmettes border a red ground with white flowers and stems painted within. 25.5cm high, 25.5cm wide A similar example in the Yousef Jameel Centre for Islamic... [Lire la suite]
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19 mars 2014

Iznik tile panel, Turkey, Second half of the 16th century

Iznik tile panel, Turkey, Second half of the 16th century. Photo courtesy Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. set of three tiles each of square-like form, decorated with turquoise split palmettes together with blue, white and bole red, the cartouche outlined in underglaze blue, the middle represented with five blue carnations and two broken red tulips, one on each end, a bole red knot motif in the centre in between the carnations with all flowers coming out from a blue, red, white and green vase; 30cm high, 80cm wide (including frame) ... [Lire la suite]
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