7 October 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 12,500
Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 14,000
A NISHAPUR DIAMOND ENGRAVED TURQUOISE GLASS JUG
NORTH EAST IRAN, 8TH/9TH CENTURY
The rounded body rising from short vertical foot to slightly everted cylindrical neck, remains of a simple handle rising from the body, the decoration engraved with a diamond point and forming bands of geometric and often hatched motifs including circles, beaded motifs and ovoid shapes, handle missing, areas of heavy iridesence
4 7/8in. (12.4cm,) high
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Specialist Sara Plumbly discusses a group of exceptional Qur’ans that reveal the breadth of Islamic calligraphy
With their bold colours and strong lines, these wares have been collectable since the early days of production in the 15th cent..
Specialist Sandhya Jain Patel introduces a 17th-century devotional object that may contain a human relic