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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11 octobre 2009

A collection of Fatimid glasses, probably Egypt or Syria, 9th-10th century & 10th-11th century

A Fatimid clear cut-glass bottle, Egypt or Syria, 10th-11th century. photo Sotheby's of cylindrical form on a short spreading foot, with a narrow neck and everted rim, gently sloping shoulders leading to the body decorated with two relief-cut curved and etched vine scrolls with upward and downward-pointing palmette terminals. 6.5cm. height. Est. 20,000—30,000 GBP - Sold 73,250 GBP NOTE: This bottle was produced during the Fatimid period for use as a container for perfume and scented oils. A rock-crystal bottle of similar... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2009

A cut-glass bowl with hare decoration, probably Persia, 9th-10th century

A cut-glass bowl with hare decoration, probably Persia, 9th-10th century of deeply rounded hemispherical form with slightly flared sides, on a small short foot, the exterior decorated with five relief-cut hares in running posture, within two thin raised bands encircling the waist. 12cm. diam. Estimate 20,000—30,000 GBP NOTE : The ninth and tenth centuries saw cut glass become the most prominent form of decoration on various containers such as beakers, goblets and bowls, created by the use of either metal or wooden wheels or... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2009

Inaugural Sale of Arts of the Islamic World @ Sotheby's in Doha

A Safavid voided silk velvet, metal thread strip and bouclé figural panel, Persia Estimated $250,000 – 350,000. Photo: Courtesy Sotheby's LONDON.- Sotheby’s first ever Arts of the Islamic World auction in the Middle East, which takes place on March 19th 2009 will feature a number of exceptional and rare works spanning nearly 1,000 years from cultures as diverse as those from North Africa, the Middle East and Iran. Among the highlights of the sale are the Pearl Carpet of Baroda, a masterpiece of pearls and jewels from... [Lire la suite]