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    Sale 2761

    Asian Art

    20 - 21 November 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 10

    A polychrome Swatow dish for the Islamic market

    16/17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  


    A polychrome Swatow dish for the Islamic market
    16/17th Century
    Enamelled in iron-red and green with a central medallion surrounded by smaller roundels enclosing Arabic inscriptions between two bands of further inscriptions, all below a double-line border at the rim, restored
    38.4 cm. diam.

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    A similar dish with less elaborate inscription is illustrated in B. Harrisson,Swatow in het Princessehof, Leeuwarden, 1979, p. 110-113, pl. 226, 227, 227a. The author states that the inscriptions read Islamic vows and the names of Mohammed and his disciples. Presumably the dishes were ordered for the promotion of trade in Islamic countries such as Indonesia. See also Christie's Amsterdam, 5 December 2000, lot 1.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    The Property of M.A., Bad Endbach, Germany