08 mai 2011

Safavid Polychrome & blue and white, Persia, 17th century

A Safavid Polychrome Bottle, Persia, second half 17th Century. Photo Sotheby's the bulbous body with slender elongated neck on a short foot, the slip painting with central decoration comprising lobed cartouches with blue, black and red floral motifs; 29cm. Estimate 30,000—40,000 GBP. Lot Sold 32,450 GBP NOTE: This is a rare form in Safavid pottery and would appear to evolve around the middle of the seventeenth century. Examples in blue and white are in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum (Crowe 2002, pp.148-151,... [Lire la suite]
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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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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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06 juin 2010

Safavid pottery Bowl & underglaze-painted pottery Vessels with Chinese influence. Persia, 17th Century

A Safavid pottery Bowl. Persia, 17th Century. photo Bonhams of rounded form on a short foot, underglaze, decorated in greyish blue on a white ground with Chinese influenced floral and figural motifs, 18.3 cm. diam. Estimate: £600 - 800 Two Safavid underglaze-painted pottery Vessels. Persia, late 17th Century. photo Bonhams comprising a dish and a spittoon, the dish decorated in cobalt-blue with black outline on a white ground depicting hanging vines, the rim with floral stems, the spittoon decorated in black... [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]
15 avril 2010

Sotheby's Islamic Sale Doubles Its Pre-Sale Low Estimate

16th century Ottoman gem-set box sells for £2.93million – more than four-times its pre-sale estimate of £500,000. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- Sotheby’s bi-annual Arts of the Islamic World Sale, which presented for sale works of art that span from the rise of Islam in the 7th century through to the 19th century, today achieved the record total of £15,447,450 ($23,772,081), well in excess of pre-sale expectations (est. £6.3-9.1 million). The well-attended auction, which achieved sell-through rates of 93.1% by value and 72.8% by... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2010

Scrap of 17th Century Persian Textile to Sell for £20,000 at Bonhams

An exquisite Safavid woven silk and gilt-metal-thread Panel, Persia, 17th Century, 39 x 30 cm. Estimate: £15,000 - 20, 000. photo Bonhams A stunning collection of Safavid textiles, the glory of 17th and 18th Century Isfahan, a city where conspicuous consumption was a social obligation, features in Bonhams Islamic and Indian Art Sale on April 15 in London. A small scrap of silk textile, no bigger than a hand towel, decorated with a series of repeated silver parrots perched on leafy branches amidst orange peonies and blue... [Lire la suite]
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11 octobre 2009

Three Blue and White pottery, Mamluk or Timurid and Safavid, Chinese inspired

A Mamluk or Timurid blue and white pottery bottle, Syria or Persia, 15th century. photo Sotheby's the pear-shaped body with narrow tapering neck and straight raised foot, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue with an arabesque of scrolling tendrils issuing cloudband leaves and lotus heads. 28cm. height. Est. 5,000—8,000 GBP - Sold 12,500 GBP A Safavid Gombroon pottery bowl, Persia, 17th century. photo Sotheby's of elegant rounded form with a raised central boss enclosed by an eight-petalled rosette painted in blue, the... [Lire la suite]
08 octobre 2009

Stunning Safavid Rug from Late 16th Century Sold for $4.34 Million

A Safavid silk, wool and metal thread prayer rug is displayed at Sotheby's auction rooms in London. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) LONDON.- A stunning Safavid rug from late 16th or early 17th century Persia sold for £2,729,250 ($4.34M US) this afternoon at Sotheby’s in London . The rug was purchased by an anonymous buyer after a prolonged contest in which at least five bidders vied for the piece. The price of the silk and metal-thread prayer rug was over 20 times the pre-sale estimate of £80,000 - £120,000. The inscriptions on... [Lire la suite]
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09 juillet 2009

Sotheby's London to Offer The Extensive Archive of Sir Harford Jones, The First British Envoy to Baghdad

Sir Harford Jones (right) in the court of Fat’h Ali, the Shah of Persia, in 1809 by Robert Smirke, RA. Reproduced at the kind permission of trustees of the descendants of Sir Harford Jones Brydges, Bt. LONDON.- Sotheby's London announced that it will offer for sale as part of its English Literature, History, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations on Tuesday 14th July the remarkable collection of some 3,100 items that document Sir Harford Jones’s time between 1783 and 1811 as agent of the East India Company in Basra then in... [Lire la suite]