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    Sale 7571

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    8 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 65

    A KASHAN LUSTRE POTTERY JUG

    CENTRAL IRAN, EARLY 13TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A KASHAN LUSTRE POTTERY JUG
    CENTRAL IRAN, EARLY 13TH CENTURY
    Rising from spreading foot through pronounced rounded shoulder to cylindrical neck, a simple loop handle with small knop linking the mouth and shoulder, the body painted in a rich lustre with a band of lobed motifs and a band of reserved stylised kufic inscription on a ground of tight scrolls separated by a register of reserved naskh inscription, the neck with four separate decorative bands including radiating lines, stylised birds and another naskh inscription, the inside of the mouth with a stylised kufic inscription, intact
    7in. (18.8cm.) high


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    The inscriptions read:
    Round the rim: al-'izz al-da'im wa al-iqbal al-za'id wa al-farr al-qa'im wa tul al-'umr li-sahibihi (Perpetual Glory and Increasing prosperity and Perpetual Magnificence and Long-life to its owner' followed by a Persian benedictory couplet).
    Round the shoulder in Kufic: al-'izz al-'izz al-da['im] [al-nasr] al-ghalib wa al-'izz al-d[a'im] al-daw[la] wa al-baqa al-daw[la] (Glory, Perpetual Glory Triumphant Victory and Perpetual Glory Wealth and Long-life, Wealth).
    Round the body, in cursive: A Persian quatrain followed by: al-'izz al-da'im wa al-iqbal al-za'id wa al-farr al-qa'im wa tul al-'umr li-sahibihi (Perpetual Glory and Increasing prosperity and Perpetual Magnificence and Long-life to its owner).

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