• 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 323

    A PAIR OF LARGE SILVER-OVERLAID CAIROWARE VASES

    EGYPT OR SYRIA, EARLY 20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF LARGE SILVER-OVERLAID CAIROWARE VASES
    EGYPT OR SYRIA, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
    Of tubular form rising from tall trumpet foot to flaring neck, the tapering shoulder with raised rounded ring above, the decoration of large interlocking octagons overlaid with silver alternately decorated with engraved arabesques and inscriptions in thuluth, bands of inscription above and below between smaller bands of arabesques, the inscriptions based on Mamluk examples, rubbed
    Each 42¾in. (109cm.) high (2)


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