• 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 147

    A PAIR OF CALLIGRAPHIC QAJAR TILES

    PROBABLY TEHRAN, IRAN, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF CALLIGRAPHIC QAJAR TILES
    PROBABLY TEHRAN, IRAN, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY
    Each of rectangular form with polychrome decoration, with large central cartouches with bold white nasta'liq inscription and scrolling vine reserved against a cobalt-blue ground, spandrels of floral arabesque on yellow ground and border of floral interlace, one with repaired break, each in a heavy wood frame
    Each 12¾ x 17¼in. (32.6 x 44.1cm.) (2)


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    The inscription translates 'Whoever takes salt and then breaks the salt cellar is worse than dogs'.

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