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    Sale 7571

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    8 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 71

    A KHORASSAN SILVER INLAID WHITE BRONZE FOOTED BOWL

    NORTH EAST IRAN, 13TH CENTURY

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    A KHORASSAN SILVER INLAID WHITE BRONZE FOOTED BOWL
    NORTH EAST IRAN, 13TH CENTURY
    Of hemispherical form with high spreading foot, the exterior with a broad band of roundels filled with scrolling vine around a central quatrefoil motif, the interstices with similar floral vine, above a simulated naskh inscription against a ground of scrolling vine, the foot with a minor band of triangular motifs, traces of silver inlay remaining
    6¾in. (17.1cm.) diam.


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    The best example of a cup of this form is in the British Musuem (Linda Komaroff and Stefano Carboni, The Legacy of Genghis Khan, New York, 2002, fig.255, p.209). A very similar example to the present bowl was in the Jay Gluck Collection (The World of Persian Pottery, Gluck Collection, Tokyo, 1980, no.281).

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