30 avril 2011

"The Way of the Master – The Great Artists of India, 1100–1900" @ Museum Rietberg in Zurich

Self-Portrait and Portraits of Artists (detail) By Daulat, Mughal, c. 1610 © Golestan Palace Library, Tehran. Photo: Davood Sadeghsa 800 years of Indian painting, about 200 masterpieces by more than 40 artists – and all this at a glance. Never before has it been possible in the West to acquaint oneself with the entire history of Indian painting at a single exhibition.The inventiveness and colour sense of artists such as Abd al-Samad, Farrukh Beg or Nainsukh are as impressive as their names are exotic. Acclaimed by their... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2011

Victoria & Albert Museum Acquires Spectacular Ottoman Tankard with Help from the Art Fund

The tankard is a spectacular example of how the Ottoman court borrowed forms from everyday life and turned them into luxury items. LONDON.- A rare jade tankard inlaid with gold and studded with rubies and emeralds has been acquired by the V&A. The tankard was originally made for an Ottoman sultan in the late 16th century, in the imperial capital of Istanbul. A limited number of these objects were produced and this is the first example to enter a British national collection. The tankard was offered to the V&A partly through... [Lire la suite]
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07 avril 2011

Sotheby’s Sells An Illustrated Folio From The Shahnameh for £7.4 Million Setting Auction Record For An Islamic Work of Art

FARIDUN IN THE GUISE OF A DRAGON TESTS HIS SONS: ILLUSTRATED FOLIO FROM THE SHAHNAMEH OF SHAH TAHMASP, ATTRIBUTED TO AQA MIRAK, PERSIA, TABRIZ, ROYALATELIER, CIRCA 1525-35.  Photo: Sotheby's LONDON, WEDNESDAY, 6 APRIL, 2011 --- Today, Sotheby’s London established a new record for an Islamic work of art at auction when an illustrated folio from the Shahnameh made for Shah Tahmasp of Persia, universally acknowledged as one of the supreme illustrated manuscripts of any period or culture and among the greatest works of art in the... [Lire la suite]
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06 avril 2011

A small Mughal white jade (opium water) Cup. India, 17th Century & A carved jade Bowl. India, 18th century

A small Mughal white jade (opium water) Cup. India, 17th Century. of demi-fruit form with leafy end and curved stem, the underneath with incised lines running the length; 7 cm. long. Sold for £10,800 A carved jade Bowl. India, 18th century. with rounded sides and slightly everted rim on a short foot, the exterior carved in relief with a frieze of Chinese-influenced meandering vines bearing chrysanthemum flowers16 cm. diam. Sold for £6,600 Bonhams. Islamic and Indian Art, 5 Apr 2011. New Bond Street... [Lire la suite]
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06 avril 2011

Mughal Masterpiece: Portrait of Emperor Jahangir Sells for £1.4 Million at Bonhams

Mughal painting of Emperor Jahangir who ruled India from 1605 to 1627. EPA/Bonhams LONDON.- The magnificent portrait the Mughal Emperor Jahangir who reigned from 1605-1627, attributed to Abu'l Hasan, Nadir al-Zaman and dated AH 1026/AD 1617, sold for £1,420,000 at Bonhams Indian and Islamic Sale today, April 5th. It went to a Middle Eastern museum. The sale total was £2.7m. The picture is a political tour de force in which the Emperor lays claim to a world-wide ambition. This is achieved through its full life-size magnificence, use... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2011

Sotheby's Presents Beautiful and Rare Objects from Its Sale of Arts of the Islamic World

A Highly Important Mamluk Armorial Candlestick made for Sayf al-Din Qushtumur, major-domo of Tuquztamur al-Hamawi, Mamluk viceroy of Egypt (1340-1) and Syria (1342-5) Est: £2,000,000 - 3,000,000. Photo: Sotheby's LONDON.- Sotheby’s sale of the Arts of the Islamic World to take place in London on the 6th April will offer an array of beautiful and rare objects, paintings and manuscripts which highlight the achievements of artists and craftsmen from across the Muslim world. The sale is particularly rich in works which reveal the... [Lire la suite]
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22 mars 2011

Thousand Years of the Persian Book of Kings @ Museum of Islamic Art Berlin

Der Held Sam holt seinen. Sohn Zal vom Berg Alborz zurück. Tabriz, um 1530. Museum für Islamische Kunst, Inv.-Nr. I. 5/82 © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Islamische Kunst, Foto: I. Geske BERLIN.- UNESCO has designated the year 2010 as Millennium year of the Shahname. The Museum of Islamic Art in Berlin and the Berlin National Library are seizing the opportunity to introduce this literary masterpiece to the public with their world-renowned collections of Shahname manuscripts and miniature paintings. The exhibition, on view... [Lire la suite]
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19 mars 2011

A fine samanide small bowl, East Persia or Transoxania & Iranian slip-painted pottery bowl, probably Nishapur, 9th-10th ct

A fine samanide small bowl,  East Persia or Transoxania, 10th ct. photo Nagel white glazed, painted in purplish brown and red,  - Several restored breaks, areas with replacements, some chips to the glaze. D. 12,9 cm - Estimate 300 € Iranian slip-painted pottery bowl, probably Nishapur, 9th-10th ct. photo Nagel Restored. Iranian slip-painted pottery bowl, probably Nishapur, 9th-10th ct. Restored. D. 23,5 cm - Estimate 300 € Provenance: Sotheby's London, sale 26. 4. 1982, lot 153 Nagel. March 22nd 2011.... [Lire la suite]
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19 mars 2011

Two Kashan lustre bowls, Persia, 12th-13th ct.

A Kashan lustre bowl, Persia, circa 1200 A.D. photo Nagel conical form, with remnants of lustre painting. Inside Palmettmotifs, outside remnants of a kufic inscription. - The glaze mostly rubbed, one large chip to the rim, otherwise in good condition. D. 15,9 cm - Estimate 600 € Kashan lustre bowl, Persia, 12th-13th ct. photo Nagel Damaged, repaired with glue, replacements. H. 8 cm - Estimate 500 € Nagel. March 22nd 2011. Ancient Art, Tribal Art, Islamic Art  www.auction.de
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30 janvier 2011

Coffret en ivoire. Mogol, XVIIIe siècle

Coffret en ivoire. Mogol, XVIIIe siècle. Courtesy SCP ALLEMAND & NGUYEN et ARTUS à décor sculpté de feuillages, anse et ferrures en métal doré.Haut : 5 cm Long : 11 cm Prof : 6 cm  - Estimation : 1000/1500€ SCP ALLEMAND & NGUYEN et ARTUS. MERCREDI 9 FéVRIER à 14 H 00. DROUOT SALLE1, 75009 PARIS. Tél. : 01.47.70.69.27 - Fax : 01.42.46.71.44 - Email : artus@artus-encheres.com
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