07 avril 2009

A Samanid calligraphic slip-painted pottery Bowl. East Persia, 10th Century

A Samanid calligraphic slip-painted pottery Bowl. East Persia, 10th Century composed of fragments mounted to form a bowl, painted in manganese on a white ground with inscriptions in kufic. 33.5 cm. diam. Estimate: £2,000 - 3,000 Footnote: Inscriptions in kufic probably consist of: wa ma kathir alfa alf musahib wa an,.. al-kathic, ‘And what is abundant is an intimate companion and if …. it is abundant’. Bonhams. Islamic & Indian Art, 2 Apr 2009. New Bond Street www.bonhams.com (Copyright © 2002-2009 Bonhams... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2009

A Samanid Pottery Bowl, Central Asia or North East Iran, 10th Century

A Samanid Pottery Bowl, Central  Asia or North East Iran, 10th Century Of conical form on short foot, the white interior with an elegant black kufic inscription divided into four panels, the centre with a small circle, the exterior plain, repaired breaks. 13½in. (34.4cm.) diam. Estimate £30,000 - £50,000 Notes: The inscription reads al-haya , shu'ba min , al-iman wa , al-iman [fi al-janna] (Modesty is a branch of faith and faith [is in paradise]). Christie's. Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds 31 March 2009 . London,... [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]