13 April 2010,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 5,000
Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000
A RAQQA TURQUOISE GLAZED POTTERY BOWL
SYRIA, FIRST HALF 13TH CENTURY
Of shallow form on short foot with flat everted rim, the interior of the bowl painted under the glaze in black with a central roundel, surrounded by an inscription divided into three cartouches each with loose calligraphy on dotted ground, these cartouches divided by black vertical strokes, the rim with repeating black dashes, reverse plain but for single black band, glaze pooled around foot, repaired break to rim
10¼in. (26.1cm.) diam.
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