• 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 101

    A SAFAVID TINNED COPPER EWER

    IRAN, 16TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A SAFAVID TINNED COPPER EWER
    IRAN, 16TH CENTURY
    Rising from short spreading foot through rounded body with elegantly tapering faceted neck and pronounced diagonally fluted collar to widening mouth with separate similarly faceted hinged domed lid with rosette finial, the spout also faceted and gently tapering and terminating in a flowerhead with applied lozenge with floral motifs, the s-shaped diagonally fluted handle with dragon heads at each end, the area around the base of the spout, the bottom of the neck and the top of the foot all decorated with a series of engraved lines, minor loss to tinning
    14¾in. (37.4cm.) high


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