European & Asian Works of Art Sale on
Wednesday 22nd November 2017
On view:
19 November 2017 12:00 to 16:00
20 November 2017 10:00 to 20:00
21 November 2017 10:00 to 17:00
Lots: 201-250 of 501
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Lot 201
A BATIK LONG-CLOTH (KAIN PANJANG), PEKALONGAN, CENTRAL JAVA, FIRST HALF 20TH CENTURY
dyed cotton, of long rectangular form, the design comprising a row of floral bouquets on linear patterned ground, divided diagonally across the middle into two sections oriented opposite ways up, indistinct maker's name printed twice in one corner
244 x 102cm

Batiks of this type are associated with the Eurasian 'Indische' community in colonial central Java. For a similar design on a kain panjang by Eliza van Zuylen, see Inger McCabe Elliott, Batik: Fabled Cloth of Java, New York 1984, p.110f.
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 202
A SILK DOUBLE IKAT SARI (PATOLA), GUJARAT, INDIA, 19TH CENTURY
of long rectangular form, the field with a design of repeated lobed floral medallions, twin registers of geometric designs and plain borders at either end, plain borders along the sides
350 x 90cm
Estimate:  £500 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 203
A SILK DOUBLE IKAT SARI (PATOLA), GUJARAT, INDIA, 19TH CENTURY
of long rectangular form, the field with trellis design of stylised rosettes, triple border of flower and heart motifs at either end, the whole surrounded by plain striped border, tasselled ends,
200 x 80cm approx.
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 204
A GLAZED POTTERY BOWL, ILKHANID PERIOD, PERSIA, CIRCA 1300
fritware, underglaze painted in black and cobalt blue with radiating lotus design on the exterior, the interior with radiating panels filled with various abstract designs around a central medallion, standing on rim foot
9cm high; 20cm diam.

Provenance: Private Collection, London. Acquired Andre Cohen, Paris, 1950.

See a related bowl in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, No.EA1978.1638


Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 205
TWO NISHAPUR BOWLS, PERSIA, 10TH/11TH CENTURY
slip-painted earthenware, each on flat turned foot, one with splash painted and sgraffito stylised foliate design, the other pseudo-kufic decoration
8cm high; 17.5cm diam. and smaller
(2)

Provenance: Private Collection, London. Acquired André Cohen, Paris, 1950.

Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 206
TWO BAMIYAN BOWLS, EASTERN PERSIA OR AFGHANISTAN, 12TH CENTURY
turquoise glaze fritware, one with straight sides and sgraffito interior, the other with underglaze painted interior
8cm high approx. each; 17.5; 18cm diam.
(2)

Provenance: Private Collection, London. Acquired André Cohen, Paris, 1950.

Estimate:  £500 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 207
TWO KASHAN POTTERY VESSELS, PERSIA, CIRCA 13TH CENTURY
turquoise-glazed fritware, comprising a vase, with three small side holders, and a ewer with black underglaze decoration
20cm, 19cm high
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 208
A SELJUK POTTERY BOWL, PERSIA, 13TH CENTURY
fritware, underglaze painted with radiating blue stripes, on cylindrical rim foot
9cm high, 19.5cm diam.

Provenance: Private Collection, London. Acquired André Cohen, Paris, 1950.

Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 209
A RAQQA LUSTRE JUG, SYRIA, 12TH/13TH CENTURY
of pear-shaped form, on small splayed foot, the sides decorated with a row of calligraphic rounds, two bands of calligraphy above, the upper underglaze painted in cobalt blue
15.3cm high

Provenance: Private Collection, London. Acquired André Cohen, Paris, 1950.

Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 210
A KASHAN LUSTRE BOWL, PERSIA, 13TH CENTURY
fritware, with straight flared sides, on cylindrical rim foot, the exterior painted with a series of oval and circular medallions, the interior sides with two bands of calligraphy, the centre with six-pointed star motif
7cm high; 16.5cm diam.

Provenance: Private Collection, London. Acquired André Cohen, Paris, 1950.

Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 211
A KASHAN TURQUOISE GLAZED ROSEWATER SPRINKLER, PERSIA, 13TH/14TH CENTURY
glazed fritware, the fluted sides with arcading on the shoulder, the top with pierced sprinkler finial
23.2cm high

Provenance: Private Collection, London. Acquired André Cohen, Paris, 1950.

Estimate:  £2000 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 212
‡ A KASHAN LUSTRE SWEETMEAT DISH, PERSIA, 12TH/13TH CENTURY
glazed fritware, of hexagonal form, the central panel surrounded by lobed cavetto, depicting a seated figure, painted in lustre on white ground flecked with cobalt, the underneath in monochrome cobalt with small rim foot
16cm diam.; 4cm high

Provenance: Private European Collection
Estimate:  £800 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 213
A KASHAN LUSTRE BOWL, PERSIA, CIRCA 13TH CENTURY
fritware, of shallow concave form on small rim foot, painted with a seated figure amongst scrolling arabesques,
4.5cm high; 19.5cm diam.

Provenance: Private Collection, London. Acquired André Cohen, Paris, 1950.

Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 214
A KASHAN LUSTRE JUG, PERSIA, 13TH/14TH CENTURY
glazed fritware, the body of flattened spherical form, on rim foot, sides decorated with star shaped figural and arabesque panels in relief, the cylindrical neck similarly decorated, the interior with a line of kufic script
23cm high

Provenance: Private Collection, London. Acquired André Cohen, Paris, 1950.

A closely-related example was recently offered at Sotheby's London, 20 October 2016, lot 226
Estimate:  £3000 - 4000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 215
‡ TWO MULTAN TILES, PUNJAB, INDIA (NOW PAKISTAN), 19TH CENTURY
glazed red earthenware, of rectangular form, painted in blue and turquoise on white ground, the central palmette inscribed with Allah and Ya Muhammad, recessed ground, floral decorations
29 x 25 x 2.5cm approx. each

Provenance: Private European Collection. Acquired Bonhams London, 11 October 2000, lot 756
Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 216
‡ TWO IZNIK BORDER TILES, OTTOMAN ANATOLIA, MID-17TH CENTURY
blue and white underglaze painted fritware, the design composed of scrolling interwoven floral arabesques
12 x 26.5 x 1cm; 12 x 24.5 x 1cm
(2)

Provenance: Private European Collection

During the 17th century Iznik tile production returned to its early blue and white palette which had first been seen more than 100 years before. By this time, Iznik was finding markets beyond the imperial Ottoman court, and tiles of this pattern can be seen amongst others in the 17th century refurbishment of the Aqsunqur Mosque, Cairo. See also Victoria and Albert Museum, inv. no. 70: 1 to 80-1898 for a panel which includes closely related borders.
Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 217
‡ THREE SAFAVID CUERDA SECA POTTERY TILES, PERSIA, PROBABLY ISFAHAN, CIRCA 17TH CENTURY
each of square form, the polychrome design depicting scrolling arabesques and floral tendrils on cobalt blue ground, mounted together
23 x 70cm together

Provenance: Private European Collection; Theodore Sehmer (1885-1979), sold at Christie's London, 27 April 2004, lot 220.
Estimate:  £4000 - 6000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 218
‡ TWO DOME-OF-THE-ROCK TILES, JERUSALEM, FIRST HALF 16TH CENTURY
glazed fritware, of hexagonal form, each painted in black with six-pointed palmette medallion under green tinted glaze, framed
16cm max. diam.

Provenance: Private European Collection. Acquired Sotheby's London, 15 October 2003, lot 47.

The ancient site of the Dome of the Rock became a mosque in Umayyad times, making it, along with the Great Mosque in Damascus, one of the earliest mosques in the Islamic world. Like the Damascus mosque, the original decoration was glass mosaic, much of which still survives in the interior. Soon after the Ottoman invasion in the sixteenth century, a major refurbishment was initiated by the Sultan, which involved bringing Persian craftsmen to clad the exterior of the building in glazed tiles, a widespread practice in Persia and Central Asia. Such is the harshness of the Jerusalem winters that the tiles had to be fixed with metal pegs as well as mortar and the sockets for these pegs are visible on these two tiles. For the location of related tiles on the exterior of the Dome of the Rock, see Said Nuseibeh and Oleg Grabar: The Dome of the Rock, London 1996, frontispiece and pp. 154-5.
Estimate:  £1500 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 219
‡ TWO QAJAR CUERDA SECA TILES, PERSIA, PROBABLY TEHRAN, 1800-25
polychrome-glazed earthenware, each of square form, depicting a bird amidst foliage
19cm square each approx.

Provenance: Private European Collection. Acquired Bonhams London 29 April 1998, lots 269 & 270.

Very closely related tiles can be seen in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, in a panel which formerly adorned the now-demolished South Gate of the Top Maidan in Tehran (inv. no. 3-1877)
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 220
‡ A MUGHAL CUERDA SECA FRAGMENTARY BORDER TILE, PROBABLY LAHORE, PUNJAB, 17TH CENTURY
glazed earthenware, the black outlined decoration comprising scrolling floral tendrils bordered with plain bands of yellow and blue
12.5 x 19 x 2.5cm approx.

Provenance: Private European Collection. Acquired Bonhams London, 29 April 1998, lot 267
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 221
‡ A SAFAVID CUERDA SECA TILE, PERSIA, CIRCA 17TH CENTURY
polychrome glazed buff earthenware, depicting ducks flying amongst stylised Chinese clouds, iris plants above,
22.5 x 23cm

Provenance: Private European Collection
Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 222
A TURQUOISE POTTERY VASE, PERSIA, PROBABLY CIRCA 1900
underglaze painted fritware, depicting birds amongst flowering plants, the shoulder with a band of fish designs
27cm high
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 223
A LATE QAJAR POTTERY VASE, PERSIA, CIRCA 1900
underglaze painted fritware, the sides depicting hunting scenes amidst dense foliage, the shoulder with scrolling floral band,
29cm
Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 224
A QAJAR RELIEF TILE DEPICTING A YOUNG PRINCE ON HORSEBACK, PROBABLY TEHRAN, PERSIA, LATE 19TH CENTURY
underglaze painted fritware, the subject depicted in verdant landscape, a palace and hills in the background, scrolling floral border above, framed
26 x 19cm


Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 225
‡ A QAJAR TILE, PROBABLY TEHERAN, PERSIA, CIRCA 1880
glazed fritware, of square form, the painted relief design depicting a prince with attendants within an ogival floral medallion, surrounded by a raised frame of scrolling floral forms, the reverse with incisions for adhesion, later brass hanging frame,
28cm square

Provenance: Private European Collection. At Christie's South Kensington, circa 1980s

This tile is similar to the work of the famous craftsman, Ali Muhammad Isfahani, who worked near Teheran towards the end of the 19th century. Several examples of his work can be seen in the Victoria and Albert Museum, eg.inv. no. 568-1888. The tulip motifs and floral bands betray influence from Ottoman designs.
Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 226
A QAJAR STAR TILE, PROBABLY TEHRAN, LATE 19TH CENTURY
underglaze-painted fritware, with eight points and bevelled border edges with scrolling leafy tendril design, the main panel with a picture of a young prince running from a palace
27 x 27cm approx.

Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 227
‡ A NEAR PAIR OF QAJAR BLUE AND WHITE BOTTLES, PERSIA, 19TH CENTURY
glazed fritware, in the form of large rosewater sprinklers, with faceted sides, lozenge shaped feet and tapered neck, profusely decorated with Ottoman inspired floral motifs in cobalt blue outlined in black
45, 44cm
(2)

Provenance: Private European Collection.
Estimate:  £2500 - 3500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 228
‡ A SAFAVID BLUE AND WHITE DISH, PERSIA, CIRCA 1700
glazed fritware, in Chinese style, the centre with complex floral palmette motif, surrounded by a rim border of dense foliage, the underside with rim foot, faux Chinese character and Buddhist emblems
26cm diam.; 5cm high

Provenance: Private European Collection
Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 229
‡ A SAFAVID 'KUBACHI' POTTERY DISH, PERSIA, 17TH CENTURY
underglaze painted fritware, on rim foot, the cavetto and rim painted with six radiating lobed floral panels, a stellate floral medallion at the centre, painted in ochre, green and blue on white ground
5.5cm high; 33.5cm diam.

Provenance: Private European Collection

For a closely related dish of the 'Kubachi' type in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, see inv. no. 818 1904
Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 230
‡ A 'KUBACHI' BLUE AND WHITE DISH, PERSIA, 17TH CENTURY
glazed fritware, the centre decorated with stylised bird and floral forms, surrounded by a border of interwoven split palmettes, the underside with radiating panel design and small rim foot
27cm diam.; 5cm high

Provenance: Private European Collection
Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 231
A MONUMENTAL POTTERY VASE, MULTAN, PUNJAB, INDIA (NOW PAKISTAN), CIRCA 1880-90
glazed earthenware, the bulbous body on separately-thrown waisted foot, the neck supporting an overhanging rim, the sides decorated with floral designs and calligraphic cartouches painted in cobalt and turquoise on tin-glazed white ground
72cm high

Production of glazed ceramics in the Punjab was first seen in the 14th century, with tile decorations on tombs and mosques, the best known example being the Tomb of Rukn-i Alam (1324 A.D.), and tiles continued to be made over the subsequent centuries. During the British period, potters were encouraged to produce other types of object, such as vases and dishes to sell to Europeans, making up for a decline in architectural work.
Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 232
‡ A SAFAVID LUSTRE BOTTLE, PERSIA, 17TH CENTURY
glazed fritware, the bulbous body densely painted in copper-coloured lustre on white ground, depicting lotuses, eelgrass and irises, on rim foot, later flared metal neck
12.2cm high

Provenance: Private European Collection

There are a number of closely related vessels in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (eg. inv.no. 2516-1876)
Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 233
A GROUP OF TWENTY-TWO CHINESE PORCELAIN ARCHITECTURAL BORDER MOULDINGS, QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY
of various sizes, painted with scrolling lotus designs, two with fret designs
23cm to 36cm long

Provenance: Henry Brownrigg, London (1943-2016)

Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 234
A CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN TILE, 18TH / 19TH CENTURY
painted in vibrant blue with a lotus pond and a willow tree beside rockwork, the border hexagonally patterned between ruyi head corners
23cm square

For a set of eleven rectangular tiles of the same pattern, see Christie's, London, 9 November 2011, lot 851.
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 235
A CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN FLASK, 17TH CENTURY
square outline, painted with panels of foliage
25cm high, chips
Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 236
Withdrawn
  
Lot 237
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Lot 238
A KRAAK PORCELAIN BOWL, WANLI (1573-1620)
the ribbed body typically painted below the bracketed rim with panels of flowers and bamboo alternating with Buddhist emblems, the interior painted with a bird on a rock below panelled sides with fruits, flowers and insects, exhibition and dealer paper labels to underside
9.5cm high excluding wood stand, crack

Provenance: Bluett & Sons, London
Estimate:  £100 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 239
A KRAAK PORCELAIN BOWL, WANLI, (1573-1620)
the ribbed body typically painted below the bracketed rim with panels of flowers alternating with Buddhist emblems, the interior painted with a bird on a rock below panelled sides with fruits, flowers and insects
7.5cm high excluding wood stand, crack
Estimate:  £100 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 240
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Lot 241
A PAIR OF CHINESE PORCELAIN BLUE AND WHITE JARDINIERES, 18TH / 19TH CENTURY
of tapered cylindrical form, each painted with an extensive river landscape with figures engaged in various pursuits beneath a cell pattern border
23cm high, rivetted repair to one, crack to other
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 242
A CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE VASE, KANGXI (1662-1722)
of shouldered ovoid form, painted with two dragons chasing flaming pearls amid cloud scrolls, 17cm high, neck reduced; together with a small Chinese blue and white vase, 18th century, ovoid, painted with a Buddhist lion and brocaded ball, 13cm high excluding wood stand
(3)
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 243
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Lot 244
A KRAAK PORCELAIN DISH, WANLI (1573-1620)
painted in the centre with an insect, flowers and a grasshopper on a rock within a pannelled border enclosing Buddhist emblems and flowers, 31.5cm diameter, haircracks to rim; together with a Chinese porcelain dish, late 18th century/early 19th century, painted in underglaze-blue and red with a Buddhist lion and ball, 26.5cm diameter, haircrack
(2)
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 245
A CHINESE CELADON DEEP DISH, MING DYNASTY, PROBABLY 16TH CENTURY
carved in the centre with flower sprays beneath an everted rim
37cm diameter
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 246
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Lot 247
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Lot 248
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Lot 249
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Lot 250
THREE CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN PIECES, QIANLONG (1730-1795)
comprising a famille rose globular teapot and cover painted with figures at leisure in a garden, 16cm high, a famille-rose cylindrical mug, painted with figures in a landscape beneath a border of flowers and insects, 10cm high, and a Mandarin palette pear-shaped milk jug with replacement handle, 11.5cm high
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
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