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Colour and light. What a perfect combination. A beautiful light sculpture by Venini, circa 1960.
Colour and light. What a perfect combination. A beautiful light sculpture by Venini, circa 1960.
I can easily lose myself in the charming beauty of this Veneto-Saracenic #bowl @christiesinc #gettingready for the Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds #auction on 26th October! #london #islamicart #metalwork #beautiful #perfect #pattern #brass #sale #artnerd #knots #nofilter
Lot 30 @christiesinc,  London 26th October 2017 (Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds)
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Estimate :£40,000 - 60,000
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RAMPAGING ELEPHANTS AND SHIKASTEH CALLIGRAPHY
MUHAMMAD ZAMAN, IRAN, LATE 17TH/ EARLY 18TH CENTURY; THE CALLIGRAPHY IRAN, 18TH CENTURY
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Painting(15.4 x 20.2cm)
Calligraphy(15.4 x 8.3cm)
Folio(29 x 17.6cm)
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Recto with a painting in opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper depicting two rampaging elephants held back by their mahouts, the smudged name of Muhammad Zaman in the sky above, some smudging, laid down within navy border with gold vine on pink margins, verso with lines of black shikasteh on buff ground, laid down within blue and gold borders with gold floral illumination on pink margins
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Provenance: 
Professor Rudolf Gelpke
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#RudolfGelpke #Chrsities #auction #islamicart #Gelpkecollection #muhammadzaman #miniature #teamwork  #elephants 17thcentury
Lot 30 @christiesinc, London 26th October 2017 (Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds) • Estimate :£40,000 - 60,000 • RAMPAGING ELEPHANTS AND SHIKASTEH CALLIGRAPHY MUHAMMAD ZAMAN, IRAN, LATE 17TH/ EARLY 18TH CENTURY; THE CALLIGRAPHY IRAN, 18TH CENTURY • Painting(15.4 x 20.2cm) Calligraphy(15.4 x 8.3cm) Folio(29 x 17.6cm) • Recto with a painting in opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper depicting two rampaging elephants held back by their mahouts, the smudged name of Muhammad Zaman in the sky above, some smudging, laid down within navy border with gold vine on pink margins, verso with lines of black shikasteh on buff ground, laid down within blue and gold borders with gold floral illumination on pink margins • Provenance: Professor Rudolf Gelpke • #RudolfGelpke  #Chrsities  #auction  #islamicart  #Gelpkecollection  #muhammadzaman  #miniature  #teamwork  #elephants  17thcentury
Detail of a very imposing Arts and crafts carpet of Gavin Morton design that sold this week at Christies #christies #artsandcrafts #gavinmorton #monumental #scale #iconic #design
Kansu carpet, east Turkestan, lot 301, sale 26 October. Incredible condition, deep, rich colour, love the way the spandrels break through the confines of the inner guard stripe #bestoftype #antique #kansu #carpet #christies #view #auction #collectorsitem
Up it goes.... An 18th century Ottoman ceiling finds its way into the saleroom #auction #ceiling #ottoman #syria #damascus #architecture #islamicart #christies #engineering #interiordesign #interiors #wood #calligraphy #geometry #beauty #gold #gilding #painted #art
Roaring for the end of the day! #deadline
Roaring for the end of the day! #deadline 
Looking like delicious old fashioned burnt toffee...!
Such a pleasing colour on this rare Tombak tankard with cover showing traces of gold still glowing!
Ottoman Turkey in origin from about 1600 it has taken on a glorious patina.
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Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds incl Oriental Rugs and Carpets, Christie's 26th Oct, Lot 205 est. £12,000 - 18,000
#forauction #christieslondon #artsoftheislamicworld #ottoman #ottomanart #giltcopper #tombak #gilt #gold #tankard #turkishart #1600 #engraving #studiophotography #hasselblad #christies @caliphs_to_qajars @saraplumbly #colour #islamicart #patina
Looking like delicious old fashioned burnt toffee...! Such a pleasing colour on this rare Tombak tankard with cover showing traces of gold still glowing! Ottoman Turkey in origin from about 1600 it has taken on a glorious patina. * Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds incl Oriental Rugs and Carpets, Christie's 26th Oct, Lot 205 est. £12,000 - 18,000 #forauction  #christieslondon  #artsoftheislamicworld  #ottoman  #ottomanart  #giltcopper  #tombak  #gilt  #gold  #tankard  #turkishart  #1600  #engraving  #studiophotography  #hasselblad  #christies  @caliphs_to_qajars @saraplumbly #colour  #islamicart  #patina 
Nostalgy of lots sold yesterday at Christie's ...
Nostalgy of lots sold yesterday at Christie's ...
#justiceforbarbs @being.kate not sure what you’ve done! But spreading the word #strangerthings #barbs #scouse #justice #friends
Look (it) up - detail of a glittering 18th century Ottoman ceiling from our sale on 26 October #anybodyrenovating #damascus #ottoman #wood #ceiling #ottomanroom #masterpiece #islamicart #artoftheislamicandindianworlds #christies #auction
Sailing into Middle Eastern Art Week with this beautiful Iznik dish - Ottoman Turkey, Circa 1590 #christiesinc #Iznik #ottoman #ceramic #turkey #ottomanempire #ottomania #islamicart #artoftheislamicandindianworlds #beautiful #masterpiece #glaze #sailboat #sailing