7 October 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 3,000
Estimate GBP 2,500 - GBP 3,500
A SMALL KASHAN TURQUOISE GLAZED MOULDED TILE
CENTRAL IRAN, 13TH CENTURY
The square tile with thick turquoise glaze and divided into two registers, the lower with a moulded cobalt bold naskh inscription, the upper with lightly moulded chasing animals on foliate ground, intact
7 x 6 7/8in. (18 x 17.6cm.)
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The inscription on this tile is part of a date, reading: Muharram sana thala.. (Muharram, the year .......3).
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