08 mai 2011

A Kangxi blue and white porcelain huqqa base for the Indian market, China, 1662-1722

A Kangxi blue and white porcelain huqqa base for the Indian market, China, 1662-1722. Photo Sotheby's of squat bulbous form with a narrow neck with a broad horizontal flange and swollen neck, the underglaze decoration composed of six bracketed cartouches each enclosing a flowering stem, the shoulder with a frieze of stylised floral motifs within a collar of serrated leaves, the flange with a further series of leaves, the neck with a register alternately of blossoming and unopened flowers, the mouth and flange edge in brown; 18.2cm.... [Lire la suite]
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]
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]