• Art of the Islamic and Indian  auction at Christies

    Sale 7843

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    13 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 82

    A LARGE ENGRAVED TINNED COPPER BOWL

    LATE TIMURID OR EARLY SAFAVID IRAN, CIRCA 1500

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A LARGE ENGRAVED TINNED COPPER BOWL
    LATE TIMURID OR EARLY SAFAVID IRAN, CIRCA 1500
    With rounded body and slightly concave shoulder rising to a flaring rim, a calligraphic inscription running around the shoulder between bands of interlace, engraved trefoils and cusped medallions with floral arabesques below, three cartouches with owners' names around the rim one reading sahibuhu Ya'qub bin Sultan bin Yusuf Bayg, a later one reading Fulad bin Mirak Savaji, minor rubbing
    14½in. (36.7cm.) diam. (at rim)


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    The inscription around the rim is a call to God to bless the Fourteen Innocents and a benedictory Persian couplet.

    Provenance

    UK market, circa 2000