13 April 2010,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 3,250
Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 4,000
A QAJAR POLYCHROME PAINTED TILE PANEL
SIGNED 'ABD AL-RAZZAQ, TEHRAN, DATED AH 1339/1920-21 AD
Together forming a pictoral scene where Shirin and a companion on horseback follow a shepherd who holds a long staff, his dog at his feet, to visit Farhad, who chisels away at a purple mountain, behind them a rocky landscape with scattered yellow buildings, each end with spandrels with floral design on blue ground, a single green band above and below, a black outlined cartouche to the centre of the composition containing signature and date, chips
23 1/8 x 100 5/8in. (58.5 x 255.6cm.) (39)
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A similar tile panel, also signed by 'Abd al-Razzaq but dated AH 1323/1905-06 AD, was sold in these Rooms, 16 October 2001, lot 307.
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