06 mai 2009

A Syrian mother-of-pearl and bone-inlaid chest of drawers. 19th century

A Syrian mother-of-pearl and bone-inlaid chest of drawers. 19th century The later white marble top above three drawers, raised on bracket feet. Height 35 1/2in (90cm); length 46 3/4in (1.19m); depth 22 1/2in (57cm). Estimate: $6,000 - 8,000 - Unsold Bonhams. European and American Furniture, Decorative Arts, Silver, Rugs & Carpets, 5 May 2009. 580 Madison Avenue, New York www.bonhams.com
09 avril 2009

An Iznik pottery Dish with repeated lozenges. Turkey, 17th Century

An Iznik pottery Dish with repeated lozenges. Turkey, 17th Century of shallow form with sloping sides, underglaze, decorated in cobalt blue, green, raised red and black outline on a white ground, with diamond-shaped lozenges, within a rock and wave border, verso with alternating floral motifs. 26 cm. diam. Sold for £7,200 Provenance:  Acquired in Cairo in the 1950s. Bonhams. Islamic & Indian Art, 2 Apr 2009. New Bond Street www.bonhams.com (Copyright © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2009

An Iznik 'Spider's Web' pottery Dish. Turkey, 17th Century

An Iznik 'Spider's Web' pottery Dish. Turkey, 17th Century of shallow form with sloping sides, underglaze, decorated in green, blue and black outline on a white ground with a central floral rosette surrounded by a web, within a border of geometric and floral motifs, verso with alternating floral rosettes. 28 cm. diam. Sold for £5,040 Provenance: cAcquired in Cairo in the 1950s.Note: For a related Iznik dish with similar design, see N. Atasoy & J. Raby, Iznik, The Pottery of Ottoman Turkey, London 1989, no.664, p. 283. ... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2009

A Safavid pottery Bottle (surahi) Persia, 17th Century

A Safavid pottery Bottle (surahi)  Persia, 17th Century of globular form with long and slightly tapering neck, underglaze, decorated in cobalt blue on a white ground with floral sprays and birds. 29.5 cm. high. Estimate: £2,000 - 3,000 Bonhams. Islamic & Indian Art, 2 Apr 2009. New Bond Street www.bonhams.com (Copyright © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved)
07 avril 2009

An Abbasid calligraphic pottery Bowl. Mesopotamia, 9th Century

An Abbasid calligraphic pottery Bowl. Mesopotamia, 9th Century with rounded sides and everted rim, decorated with green splashes and a line of pseudo-kufic in the centre, on a cream ground. 20 cm. diam. Estimate: £2,000 - 3,000 Bonhams. Islamic & Indian Art, 2 Apr 2009. New Bond Street www.bonhams.com (Copyright © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved)
07 avril 2009

A Samanid calligraphic slip-painted pottery Bowl. East Persia, 10th Century

A Samanid calligraphic slip-painted pottery Bowl. East Persia, 10th Century composed of fragments mounted to form a bowl, painted in manganese on a white ground with inscriptions in kufic. 33.5 cm. diam. Estimate: £2,000 - 3,000 Footnote: Inscriptions in kufic probably consist of: wa ma kathir alfa alf musahib wa an,.. al-kathic, ‘And what is abundant is an intimate companion and if …. it is abundant’. Bonhams. Islamic & Indian Art, 2 Apr 2009. New Bond Street www.bonhams.com (Copyright © 2002-2009 Bonhams... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2009

A moulded glass Bowl . Persia, 10th/ 11th Century

A moulded glass Bowl . Persia, 10th/ 11th Century in a dark bluish-green tone, with a tooled rim on straight flaring walls and pushed-in base with a conical kick and pontil mark underneath, blown into a mould decorated with vertical ribbing sandwiching a horizontal row of six omphalos motifs. 15 cm. diam., 6.3 cm. high. Estimate: £3,000 - 5,000. Unsold. Bonhams. Islamic & Indian Art, 2 Apr 2009. New Bond Street www.bonhams.com (Copyright © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved)
07 avril 2009

A glass Perfume Bottle. Syria, 7th-9th Century

A glass Perfume Bottle. Syria, 7th-9th Century free-blown in greenish-colourless glass, the funnel mouth with a rounded rim and hollow flange on an elongated ovoid body tapering to a knob-like base, the upper part decorated with two thick vertical pincered trails in contrasting bluish-green glass, while the four similar trails in alternating bluish-green and colourless glass on the lower body also form feet on which teh vessel stands. 9.2 cm. high. Estimate: £800 - 1,200. Unsold Bonhams. Islamic & Indian Art, 2... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2009

An Abbasid moulded glass Bottle with Figures. Persia or Mesopotamia, 8th-11th Century

An Abbasid moulded glass Bottle with Figures. Persia or Mesopotamia, 8th-11th Century made in green glass with bluish tinge, the funnel neck with cut and smoothed rim on a body blown into an octagonal mould, each panel decorated with a figure with a large head, seven facing figures with their arms held out differently, and one sitting sideways holding a rud upright, a six-petalled rosette on the underside of base. 9 cm. high. Estimate: £2,000 - 2,500. Unsold Footnote: The closest parallel to this unusual bottle is a... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2009

A rare stemmed glass Goblet. Persia or Syria, 10th - 13th Centuries

A rare stemmed glass Goblet.  Persia or Syria, 10th - 13th Centuries finely blown in a yellowish-colourless glass, the tall rounded funnel bowl on a slender solid stem and splayed foot with a rounded edge, the bowl decorated with three horizontal trails enclosing in the upper band a row of alternate bluish-green and colourless applied prunts, and below, two rows of alternately coloured prunts. 7 cm. diam., 12.8 cm. high. Sold for £2,400 Footnote: This rare glass is very closely related to a small group of stemmed... [Lire la suite]