23 mars 2009

A Diamond Engraved Blue Glass Bottle, Possibly Nishapur, North East Iran, 9th Century

A Diamond Engraved Blue Glass Bottle, Possibly Nishapur, North East Iran, 9th Century With rounded body rising from slightly flared foot to tall slightly tapering neck, the body engraved with a register of reciprocal triangles filled with concentric roundels, above and below a minor band of dotted motifs, around the shoulder a register of kufic inscription and a further band of triangles filled with hatching, neck restored. 7 5/8in. (19.3cm.) high - Estimate £20,000 - £30,000  Notes: The inscription around the shoulder... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2009

An Enamelled Glass Mosque Lamp in the name of 'Abbas Helmi Pasha, Egypt, dated Ah 1328/1910 Ad

An Enamelled Glass Mosque Lamp in the name of 'Abbas Helmi Pasha, Egypt, dated Ah 1328/1910 Ad Of typical Mamluk form with sloping rounded body and flared mouth on short foot, six simple loop handles around the body, the surface decorated in red and blue enamels and gilt with a band of blue-outlined red thuluth around the mouth, the underside of the body with similar calligraphy in blue outlined with gold and divided by two roundels giving the name of the patron as 'Abbas Helmi, the body with double gold band of strapwork... [Lire la suite]
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23 mars 2009

A Mamluk Enamelled Glass Flask, Egypt or Syria, Mid-14th Century

A Mamluk Enamelled Glass Flask, Egypt or Syria, Mid-14th Century The rounded body with flatter underside and short foot, rising to a slowly widening tubular mouth, the broad rounded shoulder with a main band of three large roundels each containing a small central blue bird combat roundel within a band of meandering flowering vine, the interstices with floral designs, above a band of blue roundels with animal combat groups alternating with drop-shaped panels, remains of similar designs around the neck, surface decoration now... [Lire la suite]
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23 mars 2009

An extremely rare cloisonné-inset mother-of-pearl flecked lacquer incense stand. Mark and Period of Wanli

An extremely rare cloisonné-inset mother-of-pearl flecked lacquer incense stand. Mark and Period of Wanli the circular top inset with a pair of cloisonné dragons, one red and one green, encircling a flaming pearl, reserved against a bright turquoise ground with clouds, secured within the lacquer frame with rounded sides and a stepped base supported on a circular shaped waist pierced with five quatrelobed apertures with traces of gilding, encircled by a thumb-moulded band above a rounded cusped curvilinear... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2009

An Iznik Blue and White Pottery Dish, Ottoman Turkey, Circa 1530

An Iznik Blue and White Pottery Dish, Ottoman Turkey, Circa 1530 With sloping rim on short foot, the white interior painted in three shades of blue, with central roundel containing a table top emerging from one side, with two vases and a large jug on top, each with bouquets of carnations and tulips emerging and small cloud bands between, within a cusped arch surrounded by floral vine on blue ground, the cavetto with elaborate blue paired clouds on white ground, the rim with an alternating design of cusped panels containing... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2009

An Abbasid Tin Glazed Pottery Bowl, Mesopotamia, 9th Century

An Abbasid Tin Glazed Pottery Bowl, Mesopotamia, 9th Century Of rounded form with everted lip on short foot, the light grey interior painted in cobalt-blue with a single phrase of flowing kufic, extending from the edges above and below are four green dashes and from either side a hand reaching inwards, the exterior plain, repaired breaks. 7 7/8in. (20cm.) diam. Estimate £30,000 - £50,000 Notes: The kufic inscription across the middle of this bowl reads: 'amal Bassa(?) (The work of Bassa (?)).This is a particularly... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2009

A Samanid Pottery Bowl, Central Asia or North East Iran, 10th Century

A Samanid Pottery Bowl, Central  Asia or North East Iran, 10th Century Of conical form on short foot, the white interior with an elegant black kufic inscription divided into four panels, the centre with a small circle, the exterior plain, repaired breaks. 13½in. (34.4cm.) diam. Estimate £30,000 - £50,000 Notes: The inscription reads al-haya , shu'ba min , al-iman wa , al-iman [fi al-janna] (Modesty is a branch of faith and faith [is in paradise]). Christie's. Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds 31 March 2009 . London,... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2009

A rare red lacquer table. Ming Dynasty

A rare red lacquer table. Ming Dynasty the rectangular top framed by four metal braces on the corners, above a plain beaded apron, all supported on its original shoe feet and T-lattice crossbraces with a horizontal strut separating a single vertical strut above two struts below set between paired legs, the feet tipped with metal fittings, covered overall in a thick nacarat orange lacquer. 44.5 by 140.3 by 64.5 cm 17 1/2 by 55 1/4 by 25 3/8 in. Estimate 800,000—1,200,000 HKD NOTE: Designed as an entirely lacquered... [Lire la suite]
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23 mars 2009

An Iznik Blue and White Pottery Bottle Vase, Ottoman Turkey, Circa 1510

An Iznik Blue and White Pottery Bottle Vase, Ottoman Turkey, Circa 1510 Rising from short foot through drop-shaped body to tapering neck, the body decorated with a white strapwork lattice terminating at the neck with vertical points, around the body the lattice forming ogival motifs each with a floral spray on blue ground, around the foot a band of elaborate paired cloud-motifs on white ground, cut at the neck, with small drill holes around the neck, foot slightly chipped10¾in. (27.4cm.) high - Estimate £80,000 - £120,000 ... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2009

A Seljuk Carved Wooden Door, North East Iran, 11th Century

A Seljuk Carved Wooden Door, North East Iran, 11th Century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2009 Of rectangular form with three inset rectangular panels, a hinge pin above and below, the central large panel deeply carved with scrolling vine around two confronted unicorns with everted heads below two addorsed lions with inverted heads, a panel of strong naskh with elongated hastae above and below, the upper and lower panels each of a darker wood carved with scrolling vine around a more delicately drawn naskh inscription, set... [Lire la suite]
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