6 October 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,000
Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
A SAFAVID ENGRAVED AND INSCRIBED BRASS BOWL, IRAN, LATE 16TH-17TH CENTURY
Of conical form on a raised foot, inscribed to sides with verses of poetry alternating with animals within stars, to body a fine ground of arabesque with depictions of hunters and animals and scenes of kings entertaining at court - 5 3/4in (14.5cm) diameter
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