6 October 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 8,750
Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000
A QAJAR MOULDED TILE
SIGNED USTAD 'ALI SAFAR 'ALI FAKHKHAR, TEHRAN, NORTH IRAN, CIRCA 1880
Of rectangular form with moulded decoration painted in blue, pink, black and turquoise over a white ground, a mounted prince with a falcon greets a mounted lady offering him a bouquet and holding a parasol, a dog leaps beneath them, around them beds of flowers and three shrines or palaces in the background, beneath a white border with scrolling foliage and nesting birds, a small cartouche with the makers signature between the two horses, framed
12½ x 14 5/8in. (31.7 x 37.1cm.)
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The cartouche at the centre of the tile is signed 'The Work of Ustad (Master) Safar 'Ali Fakhkhar (the Potter)'.
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