26 October 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 2,750
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 2,500
A NISHAPUR EARTHENWARE BOWL, IRAN, 10TH CENTURY
Of conical form with rounded sides, the interior with kufic inscription in manganese against a design of circles, a bird to base - 11 1/2in (29.2cm) diameter
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