• Art of the Islamic and Indian  auction at Christies

    Sale 7843

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    13 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 45

    A LAJVARDINA MOULDED POTTERY STAR TILE

    ILKHANID IRAN, LATE 13TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A LAJVARDINA MOULDED POTTERY STAR TILE
    ILKHANID IRAN, LATE 13TH CENTURY
    Moulded under the cobalt-blue glaze with a bold single leafy flowering tree outlined in red and decorated with gold-leaf on a ground filled with white enamel scrolls, minimal chipping to edges, intact
    8 3/8in. (21.3cm.) across


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    Identical tiles can be found in the Victoria and Albert Museum (Arthur Lane, Guide to the Collection of Tiles, London, 1939, pl.5B), in the British Museum (Venetia Porter, Islamic Tiles, London, 1995, pl.27, p.41), and in the David Collection (Kjeld von Folsach, Art from the World of Islam in the David Collection, Copenhagen, 1991, no.214, p.170). A further repaired example was sold at Bonhams, London, 12 April 2000, lot 214. The present example is particularly well preserved.

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    Provenance

    Theodor Sehmer (1885-1979), from whose estate sold in these Rooms, 27 April 2004, lot 222