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

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]
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]