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    Sale 7571

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    8 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 56

    A KHORASSAN SILVER INLAID BRONZE BOWL ON PEDESTAL FOOT

    NORTH EAST IRAN, EARLY 13TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A KHORASSAN SILVER INLAID BRONZE BOWL ON PEDESTAL FOOT
    NORTH EAST IRAN, EARLY 13TH CENTURY
    Of circular form with slightly raised flat mouth rising from splayed pedestal foot, the dish with central roundel of silver-inlaid meandering leafy vine surrounded by radiating teardrop motifs, around the rim a silver-inalid naskh inscription against a ground of similar leafy vine, areas of corrosion and green patination
    14in. (35.5cm.) diam.


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    The inscription reads:
    al-'izz wa al-iqbal wa al-dawla wa al-sa'ada wa al-salama wa al-ta'id (damaged) wa al-raha wa al-rahma wa al-ziyada wa al-riyasa wa al-riyada wa al-'inaya wa al-qana'a wa al-qadira wa al-qudra wa al-shifa'a wa al-'ala' wa al-dawama wa al-nasira wa al-nusra wa al-shakira wa al-shukra wa al-riyada wa al-ni'ma wa al-baqa wa al-thana da'im li-sahibihi, (Glory and Prosperity and Wealth and Happiness and Well-being and (God's) Support .. and Ease and (God's) Mercy and Abundance and Leadership and Discipline and Sympathy and Contentment and Power and Strength and (Prophet's) Intercession and Nobility and Endurance and Victory and Success and Gratitude and Gratefulness and Discipline and (God's) Grace and Long-life and Perpetual (God's) Praise to its owner).

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