• 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 86

    A SAFAVID TINNED COPPER BOWL (TAS)

    IRAN, 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A SAFAVID TINNED COPPER BOWL (TAS)
    IRAN, 17TH CENTURY
    Of rounded form on short, slightly spreading foot, the exterior engraved with a lower band of reciprocal cusped palmettes the points of which issue small trefoils, the upper register of palmettes containing alternating animals or small trefoil leaves on a ground of floral scrolling vine, this register surmounted by a band of scrolling vine issuing flowerheads and a band of bold nasta'liq calligraphy on a similar ground, with small owner's name reading Ramazan 'Ali in a roundel towards the bottom of the bowl and on the foot, little tin remaining
    8½in. (21.7cm.) diam.


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    The inscription is a call to God to bless the Fourteen Innocents.

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