Christie’s: Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds Including Oriental Rugs and Carpets (Spring 2017)
April 27, 2017
Sale highlights include a small medallion Ushak rug from late-16th-century Anatolia, a rare and impressive blue and white Iznik potter dish from Ottoman Turkey, c1530–35, from the Fernand Adda collection, featuring an extraordinary ‘tree of life’, and a silk and metal-thread Koum Kapi [Kumkapı] rug, signed Avedis Tamishjian, Istanbul. Visit Christie’s website to see the full catalogue.
Friday, Apr 21, 9am - 4:30pm
Saturday, Apr 22, 12pm - 5pm
Sunday, Apr 23, 12pm - 5pm
Monday, Apr 24, 9am - 4:30pm
Tuesday, Apr 25, 9am - 8pm
Wednesday, Apr 26, 9am - 4:30pm
A thrilling blue and white Iznik dish published by Julian Raby and Nurhan Atasoy in 1989, with a rare 'tree of life' painted in the spirited freehand Potters' Style, c1525–35 (Lot 156, est. £140,000–£180,000). The dish belonged to Fernand Adda, son of a wealthy Alexandria cotton merchant and art collector, who divided his life between Paris and his yacht in Cannes. The huge Iznik collection he assembled in Paris in the 1920s was dispersed in a celebrated sale in 1965; this piece remained with the family.
This Small Medallion Ushak rug from Western Anatolia is 16th-century (Lot 203, est. £70,000 – £100,000 (154cm x 109cm / 5ft 1in x 3ft 7in)