17 juin 2011

History Written With A Sword Early Gem-Set Saber To Highlight June Arms & Armor Auction

An historic gem-set and gilt silver-mounted Islamic saber attributed to Tipu Sultan and captured at the Siege of Seringapatam in 1799, probably Turkish, 17th century. Photo Bonhams At its Antique Arms & Armor sale on June 20, 2011 in San Francisco, Bonhams & Butterfields is excited to present a historic gem-set saber, likely 17th century Turkish and originating from Mysore, India during the period of the Tipu Sultan's ruling (est. $15,000-25,000).  The gilt silver-mounted sword boasts an impressive, curved 32½-inch... [Lire la suite]
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05 juin 2011

'Gifts of the Sultan: The Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts' @ Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Shah Jahan Receives the Persian Ambassador, Muhammad Ali Beg. Folio from the Windsor Padshahnama, India, c. 1633. Ink, colors, and gold on paper. 12 5/8 x 8 5/8. The Royal Collection, Windsor. ©2011 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents Gifts of the Sultan: The Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts, a major international loan exhibition, which explores Islamic art through the universal tradition of gift giving. Many of the most spectacular and historically significant... [Lire la suite]
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29 janvier 2011

Kangxi Blue and White @ Vanderven & Vanderven Oriental Art

Blue and White ‘Bacchus’ Charger. China, Kangxi period (1662 – 1722). Courtesy Vanderven & Vanderven Oriental Art Diameter: 37,5 cm. Price on request Provenance: private collection, Belgium A rare large charger decorated with a Western mythological scene of Dionysus, or Bacchus, the Greco-Roman god of wine and merriment. Because of these connotations, he was a favoured symbol for the dining room. Further European influence can be seen in the gadrooned rim, which was copied from silver models. Similar chargers are in... [Lire la suite]
06 juin 2010

Islamic gold Jewellery @ Bonhams, 9 Jun 2010. Knightsbridge

A group of Islamic gold Jewellery Items. photo Bonhams comprising; A garnet-set gold Ring, Greater Persia, 11th/ 12th Century, of stirrup-shape, the garnet inscribed in kufic; Three Seljuk Islamic gem-set gold Rings, Persia, 12th/ 13th Century, each with a rectangular high bezel, the sides of the gold settings variously engraved, one embellished with niello; An Islamic gold Ring, probably 19th Century; An Islamic inscribed gold Swivel, 19th Century or later, with a tear-shaped pendant engraved with inscriptions;... [Lire la suite]
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11 mars 2010

Art of the Islamic and Indian World at Christie's in April

A Crusader Sword, probably 14th century, Italian or German with added Mamluk inscriptions. Estimate: £150,000 - £200,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010. LONDON.- A broad variety of works of art, paintings, manuscripts and an intricate and jewel-like panelled room will be offered at Christie’s sale of Islamic and Indian Art on 13 April 2010. The painted and gilt carved room (estimate: £200,000-300,000) recreates the splendour and beauty of Damascus in the late 18th/early 19th century. The fashion for richly decorated... [Lire la suite]
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02 mars 2010

"The Tipu Sultan Collection" Headlines Sotheby's Arts of the Islamic World Sale

A Magnificent and Exceptionally Rare Ottoman Silver-Gilt Cantaloupe Melon-Form Hanging Ornament set with Peridots, Turkey, 17th century. (Est. £150,000-200,000). LONDON.- On Wednesday, 14 April, 2010 Sotheby’s bi-annual Arts of the Islamic World Sale in London will present an exceptional array of fine and rare works of art that span from the rise of Islam in the 7th century through to the 19th century. The auction, which will also feature important examples of ancient manuscripts, ceramics, metalwork, weaponry, textiles,... [Lire la suite]
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23 février 2010

"Poetry and Prayer: Islamic Manuscripts from the Walters Art Museum" @ The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore

W.582, fol. 5b, Qasîdat al-Burda (Poem of the Mantle). 17th century, Iran, ink, paint and gold on paper covered with med morocco with black leather and gilt doublures, The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore In the Islamic book—the primary vehicle for literary and artistic expression—the power of poetry, prayer and visual form collides. Poetry and Prayer: Islamic Manuscripts from the Walters Art Museum showcases masterpieces of illuminated and illustrated manuscripts produced in Islamic lands from the ninth to the 19th century. The... [Lire la suite]
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15 juin 2009

'Light of the Sufis: The Mystical Arts of Islam' @ the Brooklyn Museum

Sample of Persian Calligraphy from a Mughal Album. Calligraphy: Iran, Safavid, 16th century; margins: India, Mughal, 17th century. Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper. Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by anonymous donors and the Helen Babbott Sanders Fund, 1991.185 This installation features approximately twenty-five objects from the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and private collections related to a mystical branch of Islam known as Sufism. While differing Muslim sects and... [Lire la suite]
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