• Art of the Islamic and Indian  auction at Christies

    Sale 7751

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    6 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 135

    A GOMBROON POTTERY BOWL

    SAFAVID IRAN, LATE 17TH/EARLY 18TH CENTURY

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    A GOMBROON POTTERY BOWL
    SAFAVID IRAN, LATE 17TH/EARLY 18TH CENTURY
    Of rounded form with vertical sides rising from short foot, the white interior painted with a central blue medallion containing and surrounded by black stars, around this bands of black trefoil motifs and a further large blue medallion, the vertical sides with pierced design and the rim with a series of small black dots, the exterior with two bands of light blue reciprocal palmettes
    7 1/8in. (18cm.) diam.


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    The name for this particular type of late Safavid porcelain ware derives from the European name for Bandar-e Abbas, the Iranian port from which it was shipped (Oliver Watson, Ceramics from Islamic Lands, London, 2004, p. 478). A similar bowl was sold in these Rooms, 17 April 2007, lot 6.

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