• 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 47

    A NISHAPUR POTTERY BOWL

    NORTH EAST IRAN, 10TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A NISHAPUR POTTERY BOWL
    NORTH EAST IRAN, 10TH CENTURY
    Rising from short foot to widely everting rim, the interior painted under the glaze in green, yellow and brown with a central roundel containing stylised bird within a shaped outline terminating in a palmette and reserved against a dark brown ground, to its side a stylised kufic inscription, alternating green and yellow stripes on similar brown ground radiating from the central roundel, the exterior with green and yellow lozenges alternating with extended ovoid shapes and groups of small dashes, the foot with splashed green mark, repaired breaks
    9½in. (24.1cm.) diam.


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