• 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 103

    A SAFAVID BLUE AND WHITE SOFT PASTE PORCELAIN BOTTLE BASE

    MASHHAD, NORTH EAST IRAN, FIRST HALF 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

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    A SAFAVID BLUE AND WHITE SOFT PASTE PORCELAIN BOTTLE BASE
    MASHHAD, NORTH EAST IRAN, FIRST HALF 17TH CENTURY
    The body of flattened spherical form rising from moulded spreading foot to tubular mouth linked by two loop handles, each face with a central depression, the white ground painted with bold floral sprays in two tones of cobalt flanking central cusped medallions in which birds fly on a ground of stylised cloud bands, pendants above and below with similar cloud design, floral sprays around the mouth and lobes around the foot, foot and mouth restored, small chips
    10in. (25.4cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Sotheby's, 30 April 1998, lot 8