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    Sale 7615

    Art of The Islamic And Indian Worlds

    7 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 171

    A SAFAVID MOULDED EMERALD GREEN GLAZED POTTERY BOTTLE

    IRAN, EARLY 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A SAFAVID MOULDED EMERALD GREEN GLAZED POTTERY BOTTLE
    IRAN, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
    The flatter sided rounded body rising to a tapering tubular neck with thistle mouth, kick foot underneath, the body moulded on each side under the glaze with a figural scene, on one side a lion straining against its leash held by a tribesman, the other side with a winged bull above a kylin, covered with a rich plain green glaze, mouth replaced with a silver mount
    14½in. (37cm.) high


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    An almost identical bottle is in the Victoria and Albert Museum, inv. 1339-1876 (Arthur Lane, Later Islamic Pottery, London, 1957, pl.96). Another example of the same designs, but under an orange-brown glaze, is in the Gemeente museum, The Hague (Arthur Upham Pope, A Survey of Persian Art, Oxford, 1938, pl.807B).

    Both bottles show that the shape of the present silver mount mirrors almost exactly the original which may be wholly or partly preserved underneath.

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