• 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 18

    A LARGE KHORASSAN COPPER-INLAID BRONZE MORTAR

    NORTH EAST IRAN, 12TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A LARGE KHORASSAN COPPER-INLAID BRONZE MORTAR
    NORTH EAST IRAN, 12TH CENTURY
    Heavily cast, of octagonal cylindrical form, a wide flaring band at top and bottom, the body with a raised medial ridge, the upper and lower register decorated with copper-inlaid crescent-shaped medallions alternating with medallions engraved with winged hares and birds, the lower flange with kufic calligraphic cartouches, the rim with six radiating moulded drop-shaped petals between calligraphic cartouches inscribed with a line of kufic over floral arabesque, minor corrosion
    8 1/8in. (20.5cm) diam.


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    Provenance

    Formerly Gulf collection, since 1970s