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

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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23 mars 2009

A Seljuk Silk Lampas Robe, Iran or Central Asia, 11th/12th Century

A Seljuk Silk Lampas Robe, Iran or Central Asia, 11th/12th Century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2009 With flaring skirt and tapering long sleeves, composed of large panels of silk together forming a design of registers of flowerheads with two bands of white rosettes on pink ground alternated with one register of blue rosettes on red ground, the shoulders on the front of the robe with a bold register of repeated white foliate kufic inscription on blue ground, traces of fur trim around the inner seams of the robe, very... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2009

An Ottoman parcel-gilt and niello Hammam bowl, probably Bosnia, late 18th century

An Ottoman parcel-gilt and niello Hammam bowl, probably Bosnia, late 18th century of deep rounded form on a flat base and with a single curved lug handle, the exterior ribbed and incised with alternating panels of stylised floral and vegetal patterns in niello, the base with a foliate motif on a silver ground, the burnished interior left plain. 14.5cm. diam. Estimate 8,000—10,000 GBP NOTE: Objects made of precious metals were often made specifically for the Imperial court within the Ottoman Empire, and were exempted from... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2009

A polychrome enamelled covered dish (Sahan) from the Sulemaniye workshop, Turkey, late 18th century

A polychrome enamelled covered dish (Sahan) from the Sulemaniye workshop, Turkey, late 18th century of shallow form on a low footring, the stepped domed cover with gilded rose-form finial, painted with floral bouquets on a gilt-decorated yellow ground, rim mounts and the well of the base painted with a further floral spray on a white ground. 20.6cm. max. diam. Estimate 10,000—15,000 GBP NOTE: Vessels such as this are thought to have been made in a street adjacent to the Süleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul. Other similar examples... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2009

An important pair of covered dishes (Sahans), signed by Christoph von Junger, for the Ottoman imperial market, dated 1777, Vienn

An important pair of covered dishes (Sahans), signed by Christoph von Junger, for the Ottoman imperial market, dated 1777, Vienna, Austria each of shallow form on a low footring, the stepped domed cover with gilded bud-form finial, painted with floral bouquets on a gilt-decorated white and soft-yellow enamelled ground, rim mounts, signature and date to the inside of the footring (2). 20.8cm. max. diam. Estimate 40,000—60,000 GBP NOTE: Between 1764 and 1780, the enamelling workshops of the von Jungers flourished in... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2009

A European porcelain covered jug (Asurelik) for the Ottoman market with Tughra of Abdülmecid (r.1839-1861)

A European porcelain covered jug (Asurelik) for the Ottoman market with Tughra of Abdülmecid (r.1839-1861) of baluster form, with elaborate gilt-scroll handle, finely painted with summer flowers within two roundels, rose-pink ground between gilt rims, lid with swan finial, front roundel issuing foliate sprays containing the gilded tughra  44.5cm. Estimate 8,000—12,000 GBP NOTE: A pair of comparable asureliks (from Sévres) which also bear the tughra of Sultan Abdülmecid can be found in the Dolmabahçe Palace (see... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2009

A polychrome enamelled covered bowl and cover (Sakizlik), Turkey, 19th century

A polychrome enamelled covered bowl and cover (Sakizlik), Turkey, 19th century of deep rounded form on a short foot, the stepped domed cover with acorn-form finial, painted throughout with floral bouquets on a gilt-decorated green ground, with gilded foot and rim mounts. 12.5cm. Estimate 4,000—6,000 GBP Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World. 01 Apr 09. London www.sothebys.com photo courtesy Sotheby's
22 mars 2009

A fine polychrome Ormolu-mounted bowl and cover for the Ottoman market, probably Swiss, 19th century

A fine polychrome Ormolu-mounted bowl and cover for the Ottoman market, probably Swiss, 19th century of deep rounded form with a domed cover, decorated with naturalistic flowers on a blue enamelled ground with ormolu feet and lid finial, with pearl string ornamentation. 18.5cm. Estimate 8,000—12,000 GBP NOTE: A further covered bowl similar to this example (also probably Swiss) is present in the treasury of the Topkapi Saray Museum (see Rogers [Ed.] 1998, p.204, pl.102). Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World. 01 Apr 09.... [Lire la suite]