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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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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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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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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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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09 avril 2009

A Safavid pottery Bottle (surahi) Persia, 17th Century

A Safavid pottery Bottle (surahi)  Persia, 17th Century of globular form with long and slightly tapering neck, underglaze, decorated in cobalt blue on a white ground with floral sprays and birds. 29.5 cm. high. 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)
26 mars 2009

Safavid blue, red and white soft paste porcelain bottle, Kirman, South East Iran, 17th century

Safavid blue, red and white soft paste porcelain bottle, Kirman, South East Iran, 17th century Of flattened drop shape, each side with large fleshy trefoils and half-palmettes heightened underglaze with light red and reserved on cobalt blue foliate lattice, the neck mounted with a tubular copper spout, rising from a flat foot, small repairs around the mouth and the foot, minor areas of repainting. 13 3/8in. (33.9cm.) high. Estimate £6,000 - £8,000 Christie's. Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds 31 March 2009 . London, King... [Lire la suite]