• 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 50

    A RAQQA TURQUOISE GLAZED POTTERY JUG

    SYRIA, FIRST HALF 13TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A RAQQA TURQUOISE GLAZED POTTERY JUG
    SYRIA, FIRST HALF 13TH CENTURY
    Of elegant form rising from vertical slightly spread foot through bulbous body and tapering neck to slightly everted rim, with simple handle connecting body and mouth, the main register with a broad band of thuluth benedictory inscription in black on a ground of spiralling vine, above a minor register of plaited strapwork and below an alternating loose cross and waterweed motifs, repaired breaks, some iridecense
    7½in. (19.2cm.) high


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    The inscription reads al-'izz wa iqbal wa al-d [awla] (glory and prosperity and wealth)

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    Provenance

    Formerly UK collection, since 1975