09 avril 2009

An Iznik 'Spider's Web' pottery Dish. Turkey, 17th Century

An Iznik 'Spider's Web' pottery Dish. Turkey, 17th Century of shallow form with sloping sides, underglaze, decorated in green, blue and black outline on a white ground with a central floral rosette surrounded by a web, within a border of geometric and floral motifs, verso with alternating floral rosettes. 28 cm. diam. Sold for £5,040 Provenance: cAcquired in Cairo in the 1950s.Note: For a related Iznik dish with similar design, see N. Atasoy & J. Raby, Iznik, The Pottery of Ottoman Turkey, London 1989, no.664, p. 283. ... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2009

A blue and white Iznik pottery dish, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1560

A blue and white Iznik pottery dish, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1560 With sloping rim on short foot, the white interior painted under the clear glaze with a Chinese inspired design of a stem by a river issuing two pomegranates and flanked by floral sprays, the cavetto with a tree-like motif supporting the central roundel above and below, each issuing branches with flowerbuds, these motifs alternated with a rossette issuing scrolling leaf motifs, the rim with scrolling flowering vine reserved against a cobalt-blue ground, repaired... [Lire la suite]
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25 mars 2009

A large Iznik polychrome tankard, Turkey, circa 1580

A large Iznik polychrome tankard, Turkey, circa 1580 of pear-shaped form with an everted ring foot and a tall everted neck separated from the body by a low-raised collar, the curved handle with a small scroll at its base, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue, viridian green and relief red, outlined in black, with curving feathery saz leaves forming heart-shaped motifs containing sprays of carnations, rosettes and blue crocuses, the rim and collar with bands of half-flowerheads, the handle with spotted adornments. 24.7cm. height.... [Lire la suite]
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25 mars 2009

An Iznik polychrome dish, Turkey, circa 1570-1580

An Iznik polychrome dish, Turkey, circa 1570-1580 of shallow rounded form, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue, viridian green and relief red, outlined in black and blue, with a central design of intersecting feathery saz leaves surrounded by sprays of hyacinth flowers, rosettes and foliate motifs throughout, the rim with a pattern of alternating triangles, the reverse with alternating paired tulips and rosettes. 32.3cm. diam. Estimate 15,000—25,000 GBP PROVENANCE: Robert Strauss Collection EXHIBITED: Islamic Art at the... [Lire la suite]
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25 mars 2009

A rare Iznik blue and grey Chinoiserie dish, Turkey, circa 1560

A rare Iznik blue and grey Chinoiserie dish, Turkey, circa 1560 of shallow rounded form with braketed rim, decorated in greyish-blue with a central floral medallion encircled by lotus blossoms issuing leaves and tendrils outlined in dark grey and set in a same colour boder, the cavetto decorated with a repetition of similar floral designs, rim decorated with flowers and leaves framed by dark grey boder, the reverse with alternating tulip bunches and rosettes, clean break and repair. 36cm. diam. Estimate 60,000—80,000 GBP ... [Lire la suite]
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24 mars 2009

An Iznik Pottery Dish, Ottoman Turkey, Circa 1590

An Iznik Pottery Dish, Ottoman Turkey, Circa 1590 With sloping rim on short foot, the interior with two large white saz leaves flanking a red fish-scale and white split palmette cartouche, flanked by white floral spray with red and blue highlights, all reserved against a dense ground of green fish-scale, the rim with blue and black cloud and scroll, the exterior with simple blue trefoil alternating with green flowerhead, foot and rim drilled, one large break with old rivets, minor chips to rim. 12¼in. (31.1cm.) diam. Estimate... [Lire la suite]
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23 mars 2009

An Iznik Blue and White Pottery Dish, Ottoman Turkey, Circa 1530

An Iznik Blue and White Pottery Dish, Ottoman Turkey, Circa 1530 With sloping rim on short foot, the white interior painted in three shades of blue, with central roundel containing a table top emerging from one side, with two vases and a large jug on top, each with bouquets of carnations and tulips emerging and small cloud bands between, within a cusped arch surrounded by floral vine on blue ground, the cavetto with elaborate blue paired clouds on white ground, the rim with an alternating design of cusped panels containing... [Lire la suite]
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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]
13 mars 2009

Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds at Christie's London in 31 March 2009

Earliest known Iznik bottle: an early 16th century blue and white pottery bottle base, which comes from Ottoman Turkey (estimate: £80,000-120,000). © Christie’s Images Limited 2009 LONDON.- Christie’s Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds sale on Tuesday 31 March 2009 features over 200 works, rich in decorative beauty, rarity and academic importance and spanning a wide range of geographical areas, materials and time. Leading the sale is a 14th century Mamluk silver and gold inlaid large brass bowl, made for the Amir Qaja, the... [Lire la suite]
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05 mars 2009

A rare monumental Iznik calligraphic tile, Turkey, Circa 1565

A rare monumental Iznik calligraphic tile, Turkey, Circa 1565 of rectangular form, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue, turquoise and relief red, outlined in black, with a lobed cartouche containing calligraphic inscription adorned with foliate motifs on a clear white background, the left-hand corners with arabesque motifs set against a blue ground. 31.5 by 55cm. Estimate 400,000—500,000 USD NOTEinscriptionsParts of an inscription ending with: ya raziq al-'ibad'O The Provider for [Your] servants!' This outstanding... [Lire la suite]
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