05 juin 2011

'Gifts of the Sultan: The Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts' @ Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Shah Jahan Receives the Persian Ambassador, Muhammad Ali Beg. Folio from the Windsor Padshahnama, India, c. 1633. Ink, colors, and gold on paper. 12 5/8 x 8 5/8. The Royal Collection, Windsor. ©2011 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents Gifts of the Sultan: The Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts, a major international loan exhibition, which explores Islamic art through the universal tradition of gift giving. Many of the most spectacular and historically significant... [Lire la suite]
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01 janvier 2011

"Passion for Perfection" @ De Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam

Portrait miniature of the Qajar ruler, Fath‘ali Shah, Iran, early 19th century. Gold sheet, painted with opaque and translucent enamels, JLY 1231 © Nour Foundation AMSTERDAM.- De Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam presents highlights from one of the world’s most renowned collections of Islamic art. Passion for Perfection will include some 500 objects from the collection of Professor Nasser D. Khalili. On view through April 17 2011, De Nieuwe Kerk glitters with richly illuminated Qur’ans and manuscripts, paintings, gold, jewels,... [Lire la suite]
14 octobre 2010

Ottoman Harness Bridle, bowcase, wheel-lock rifle & Ray-Skin powder flask, Turkey, 17th c

A rare Ottoman Harness Bridle, Turkey, 17th century. photo courtesy Sotheby's the headstall and breast strap of reddish-brown leather set with minor silver-gilt panels decorated in relief with stylised floral motifs and arabesques, with major plaques in the form of spiralling flowerheads and cusped palmettes, with two larger plaques mounted at key junctions and similar pendants at various places, the headstall with a layer of gilt-metal thread; 150cm. approx. max. length. Estimate 60,000—80,000 GBP. Lot Sold 73,250... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2010

Iranian & Turkish jewelry, 11th to 19th century and later

A Seljuk nielloed gold wire bracelet, Iran, 11th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010. The shank constructed from woven gold wire, each with four thick wires twisted around a thinner wire, the clasp held by a pin, the round bezel with stylized quatrefoil inlaid with niello - 2 1/2in (6.4cm) diameter. Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000 . Price Realized £9,750 Provenance: UK trade, 1990s A pair of Seljuk gold bracelets, Iran, 13th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010. The shank of triangular cross-section... [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]
26 mars 2010

Sotheby's to Sell Newly Discovered Ottoman Ivory and Turquoise-Inlaid Box

An Ottoman Ivory and Turquoise-Inlaid Box Set with Rubies, Turkey, Early 16th Century. Estimate: £500,000-700,000. Photo: Sotheby's LONDON.- Sotheby’s announced that on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 in its biannual Arts of the Islamic World Auction, it will present for sale an unrecorded and hitherto lost early-16th century Ottoman ivory and turquoise-inlaid box set with rubies. This unique treasure, crafted by Persian goldsmiths working for the Ottoman court for a high-ranking courtly figure, is believed to have been made to... [Lire la suite]
28 décembre 2009

Costume (William Miller, publisher).

Costume (William Miller, publisher). photo Sotheby's A fine group of seven beautifully illustrated works published by William Miller and reprinted by Thomas McLean, in folio (14 x 10 in.; 355 x 255 mm) and uniformly bound, as follows: Est. 7,000—10,000 USD - Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium:  10,625 USD [Mason, George Henry]. The Punishments of China. London: William Bulmer & Co. for Miller, 1804 [but after 1819]. Titles and text in English and French, 22 handcolored stipple-engraved plates by... [Lire la suite]
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12 avril 2009

A jade-hilted dagger with gold-inlaid inscribed blade and diamond-set silver scabbard. Ottoman Turkey, circa 18th century

A jade-hilted dagger with gold-inlaid inscribed blade and diamond-set silver scabbard. Ottoman Turkey, circa 18th century The watered steel blade with a double band of inscription on either side, floral interlace on the forte, the spinach jade hilt carved with irises and with an appliqué rose-diamond rosette; the silver scabbard decorated with floral sprigs and strapwork, mounted with two elaborate medallions set with rose-diamonds, stamped with an incomplete tughra, chain and toggle attached. Provenance : Warren Anderson... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2009

An Iznik pottery Dish with repeated lozenges. Turkey, 17th Century

An Iznik pottery Dish with repeated lozenges. Turkey, 17th Century of shallow form with sloping sides, underglaze, decorated in cobalt blue, green, raised red and black outline on a white ground, with diamond-shaped lozenges, within a rock and wave border, verso with alternating floral motifs. 26 cm. diam. Sold for £7,200 Provenance:  Acquired in Cairo in the 1950s. Bonhams. Islamic & Indian Art, 2 Apr 2009. New Bond Street www.bonhams.com (Copyright © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All... [Lire la suite]
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]