21 novembre 2010

An Iznik pottery dish. Ottoman Turkey, circa 1640

An Iznik pottery dish. Ottoman Turkey, circa 1640. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 With sloping rim on short foot, the white interior decorated in green, blue, bole-red and black with a central cypress tree flanked with floral sprays comprising carnations and flower-heads, the border with zig-zag motif filled with cusped leaves in alternating green and blue ground, the reverse with alternating green flowerheads and blue floral sprays in a black cusped border, repaired break; 14 in. (35.5 cm.) diameter Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
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17 avril 2010

Mughal Hookah Bubbles Up 234,000 Pounds at Bonhams Islamic & Indian Sale

A gem-set jade Bowl. India, late 19th Century, on a short foot, the jade in a green opaque tone, rubies, emeralds and diamonds set in gold depicting a repeat design showing a bird on leafy branches; 8.8 cm. diam., 4.5 cm. high. Sold for £18,000. photo Bonhams LONDON.- A rare intact Mughal gilt-decorated glass hookah base from the first half of the 18th Century India created great excitement at Bonhams Islamic and Indian Sale at Bonhams yesterday when it sold for £234,000 against a pre-sale estimated £8,000 to £12,000. The sale... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2010

Selection of Ottoman Turkey,Iznik and Kutahya pottery @ Christie's

An Iznik pottery tile panel, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1575. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2010 Composed of twelve square tiles, the surface decorated in cobalt- blue, turquoise, green, brown and bole red with an overall design of columns of alternating circular and ogival medallions each outlined in red, the circular medallions containing a design of tulips and carnations issuing from a central rosette reserved against blue ground and the ogival medallions with a central tulip flanked by hyacinth sprays, dividing by branches bearing... [Lire la suite]