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    Sale 7715

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    31 March 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 235

    A LOBMEYR ENAMELLED CLEAR GLASS VASE

    VIENNA, CIRCA 1878

    Price Realised  

    A LOBMEYR ENAMELLED CLEAR GLASS VASE
    VIENNA, CIRCA 1878
    Of slightly flat-sided drop form with wide tubular neck and flaring mouth, a simple loop handle on each shoulder, on short flaring foot, each face enamelled with a central Iznik-inspired tulip and carnation spray flanked by similar panels below a gold band of white enamelled naskh inscription, a band of meandering carnations and tulips above, simple band around the mouth, a German inscription under the foot reading Der Wille Gottes geschehe ('The will of God may happen'), forming a circle around the Lobmeyer monogram
    6 7/8in. (17.4cm.) high


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    The Arabic inscription on the shoulders is a repeat of ma sha' Allah (as God wills) and is translated in German under the foot. An almost identical vase, with the same inscription and colour scheme was sold in these Rooms 8 April 1008, lot 152. A further example is in the Khalili Collection (Stephen Vernoit, Occidentalism, London, 1997, no. 176, p. 227).

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