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    Sale 7571

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    8 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 66

    A KASHAN LUSTRE POTTERY DISH

    CENTRAL IRAN, 13TH CENTURY

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    A KASHAN LUSTRE POTTERY DISH
    CENTRAL IRAN, 13TH CENTURY
    Of unusual form, the flat base rising through a sharply cusped cavetto to the flat everted rim, the white interior painted in lustre with a central scrolling arabesque roundel within a band of naskh inscription, the cavetto with further inscriptions running around the lobes, the rim with a band of reserved kufic, the exterior with panels of bold scrolling motifs, repaired breaks, very slight iridescence
    9¼in. (23.3cm.) diam.


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    The inscriptions around the dish are Persian verses and also include a few benedictory terms.

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    Provenance

    Sold in these Rooms (The Property of a Qajar Prince) 19 October 1993, lot 270, to the present vendor