Qizilbash Treasures

Treasures from the Prestigious Qizilbash Collection, Sotheby’s France, 76 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris, 28th November 2016 

A gilt-bronze mounted Chinese bleu céleste porcelain garniture composed of three pots-pourris, the porcelain Kangxi (1662-1722), the gilt-bronze Louis XV, circa 1765 -1770 Estimate: 1.000.000 – 2.000.000 € Photo credit: Sotheby’s / Art digital studio

A gilt-bronze mounted Chinese bleu céleste porcelain garniture composed of three pots-pourris, the porcelain Kangxi (1662-1722), the gilt-bronze Louis XV,
circa 1765 -1770
Estimate: 1.000.000 – 2.000.000 €
Photo credit: Sotheby’s / Art digital studio

There really is only one word to describe the collection of European works of art put together over the years by Hossein and Mariam Qizilbash and that is “prestigious”. The objects in this sale are undoubtedly of museum quality and reflect the exquisite taste of the Qizilbash’s.

These nine stars of 17th and 18th century European decorative arts were “created” by remarkable craftsmen in France, Britain, Italy, Germany and Holland.  Here is a selection for your delectation:

An enamelled gold book cover, Dutch circa 1640 Estimate: 40.000 – 60.00 € Photo credit: Sotheby’s / Art digital studio

An enamelled gold book cover, Dutch circa 1640
Estimate: 40.000 – 60.00 €
Photo credit: Sotheby’s / Art digital studio

 

A pair of silver and parcel-gilt figures of Apollo and Vulcan, Abraham Drentwett II, Augsburg Estimate: 60.000 – 80.000 € Photo credit: Sotheby’s / Art digital studio

A pair of silver and parcel-gilt figures of Apollo and Vulcan, Abraham Drentwett II, Augsburg
Estimate: 60.000 – 80.000 €
Photo credit: Sotheby’s / Art digital studio

 

A tortoiseshell, mother of pearl and gold piqué spinning wheel and distaff with gilt-bronze mounts, probably Naples, mid 18th century Estimate: 40.000 – 60.000 € Photo credit: Sotheby’s / Art digital studio

A tortoiseshell, mother of pearl and gold piqué spinning wheel and distaff with gilt-bronze mounts, probably Naples,
mid 18th century
Estimate: 40.000 – 60.000 €
Photo credit: Sotheby’s / Art digital studio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auction: Tuesday, 28th November, 2016 at 7.00 p.m.

Exhibition: 24th to 27th November 2016

A tortoiseshell, mother-of-pearl and gold piqué rosewater ewer and basin, Naples, first half 18th century Estimate: 400.000 – 600.000 € Photo credit: Sotheby’s / Art digital studio

A tortoiseshell, mother-of-pearl and gold piqué rosewater ewer and basin, Naples,
first half 18th century
Estimate: 400.000 – 600.000 €
Photo credit: Sotheby’s / Art digital studio

 

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