26 mars 2009

Safavid blue, red and white soft paste porcelain bottle, Kirman, South East Iran, 17th century

Safavid blue, red and white soft paste porcelain bottle, Kirman, South East Iran, 17th century Of flattened drop shape, each side with large fleshy trefoils and half-palmettes heightened underglaze with light red and reserved on cobalt blue foliate lattice, the neck mounted with a tubular copper spout, rising from a flat foot, small repairs around the mouth and the foot, minor areas of repainting. 13 3/8in. (33.9cm.) high. Estimate £6,000 - £8,000 Christie's. Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds 31 March 2009 . London, King... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2009

An ottoman silver-mounted chinese porcelain hua base, the mounts ottoman Turkey, 19th century, the porcelain Wanli China

An ottoman silver-mounted chinese porcelain hua base, the mounts Ottoman Turkey, 19th century, the porcelain Wanli China (1573-1619 ad) Christie's. Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds 31 March 2009 . London, King Street. www.christies.com Image 2009 Christie's Ltd Notes: Traveling through Anatolia in 1331, Ibn Battuta (1304-1377) noted the strong taste of Ottomans for fine Chinese porcelain. Turkish Sultans collected these vessels and their collection in the Topkapi contained a number of blue-and-white... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2009

A large Iznik polychrome tankard, Turkey, circa 1580

A large Iznik polychrome tankard, Turkey, circa 1580 of pear-shaped form with an everted ring foot and a tall everted neck separated from the body by a low-raised collar, the curved handle with a small scroll at its base, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue, viridian green and relief red, outlined in black, with curving feathery saz leaves forming heart-shaped motifs containing sprays of carnations, rosettes and blue crocuses, the rim and collar with bands of half-flowerheads, the handle with spotted adornments. 24.7cm. height.... [Lire la suite]
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25 mars 2009

An Iznik polychrome dish, Turkey, circa 1570-1580

An Iznik polychrome dish, Turkey, circa 1570-1580 of shallow rounded form, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue, viridian green and relief red, outlined in black and blue, with a central design of intersecting feathery saz leaves surrounded by sprays of hyacinth flowers, rosettes and foliate motifs throughout, the rim with a pattern of alternating triangles, the reverse with alternating paired tulips and rosettes. 32.3cm. diam. Estimate 15,000—25,000 GBP PROVENANCE: Robert Strauss Collection EXHIBITED: Islamic Art at the... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2009

An Iznik Pottery Dish, Ottoman Turkey, Circa 1590

An Iznik Pottery Dish, Ottoman Turkey, Circa 1590 With sloping rim on short foot, the interior with two large white saz leaves flanking a red fish-scale and white split palmette cartouche, flanked by white floral spray with red and blue highlights, all reserved against a dense ground of green fish-scale, the rim with blue and black cloud and scroll, the exterior with simple blue trefoil alternating with green flowerhead, foot and rim drilled, one large break with old rivets, minor chips to rim. 12¼in. (31.1cm.) diam. Estimate... [Lire la suite]
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24 mars 2009

A late Timurid Blue and White Pottery Vase, probably Nishapur, North East Iran, Late 15th Century

A late Timurid Blue and White Pottery Vase, probably Nishapur, North East Iran, Late 15th Century Of drop form, the cream ground painted in underglaze blue with a variety of running animals and birds including lions and deer together with cloudbands around the figure of a large sinuous dragon, damages at top and to foot, losses to glaze, areas of discolouration. 11½in. (28.5cm.) high - Estimate £8,000 - £12,000 Notes: This unusual bottle is relatively heavily potted, with a thick foot-ring exhibiting a body that is more... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2009

A Sultanabad Pottery Bowl, North Iran, 14th Century

A Sultanabad Pottery Bowl, North Iran, 14th Century Of rounded form rising from short vertical foot, the centre of the bowl with a roundel containing a depiction of a prancing deer against a background of dense floral foliage on cobalt-blue ground, around this a border of four radiating panels each with similar foliage around a central drop-shaped panel alternated with thinner bands of small cobalt roundels on white ground and turquoise floral sprays on cobalt ground, repaired breaks. 8 3/8in. (21.3cm.) diam. Estimate £10,000 -... [Lire la suite]
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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 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]