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    Sale 7615

    Art of The Islamic And Indian Worlds

    7 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 86

    A KHORASSAN SILVER INLAID BRONZE PENCASE

    NORTH EAST IRAN, 12TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A KHORASSAN SILVER INLAID BRONZE PENCASE
    NORTH EAST IRAN, 12TH CENTURY
    Of long tapering rectangular form with domed upper terminal, the top with a lower open compartment surmounted above by a panel covering the inkwell with hinged cover, the top and underside with silver-inlaid scrolling arabesques, the sides with similar silver-inlaid naskh benedictory inscriptions on a scrolling ground, small areas of restoration
    9in. (22.8cm.) long


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    The inscription reads: al-'izz wa al-iqbal wa al-dawla wa al-sa'ada wa al-za'id wa al-ziyada al-ta'id wa al-'afiya wa al-'inaya wa al-baqa da'im li-sahibihi (Glory and Prosperity and Wealth and Happiness and Abundance (God's) Support and Health and (God's) Favour and Long-life eternally to its owner).

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