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    Sale 7571

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    8 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 85

    A MAMLUK MANGANESE GLASS BOTTLE (OMOM)

    PROBABLY SYRIA, 13TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A MAMLUK MANGANESE GLASS BOTTLE (OMOM)
    PROBABLY SYRIA, 13TH CENTURY
    The round body rising to slightly tapering tubular neck with two applied curving handles, the manganese body trailed, combed and marvered with white swagged decoration that forms a flowerhead at the base of the neck, very minor chips, otherwise intact
    6½in. (16.6cm.)


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    The round body and elongated neck of this sprinkler are typical of the Egyptian and Syrian sprinkler production of the 12th-13th centuries. Of particular interest is a series of marvered sprinklers or 'Qumqum' from the Al-Sabah Collection (Stefano Carboni, Glass from Islamic Lands, 2001, p.310, 83a-c). They offer variations on the genre, one with a foot, to support the body, and one lacking the loop handles.

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