6 October 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 750
Estimate GBP 600 - GBP 800
A KHORASAN BRONZE MORTAR, IRAN, 12TH CENTURY
Of hexagonal form, engraved to rim and base with a band of scrollwork, moulded teardrop decoration to facets - 7in (17.7cm) diameter
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