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    Sale 7571

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    8 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 127

    A TIMURID BLACK, WHITE AND TURQUOISE GLAZED POTTERY DISH

    CENTRAL ASIA OR NORTH IRAN, 15TH CENTURY

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    A TIMURID BLACK, WHITE AND TURQUOISE GLAZED POTTERY DISH
    CENTRAL ASIA OR NORTH IRAN, 15TH CENTURY
    Of shallow rounded form with sloping rim on short central foot, the white interior with a central black radiating rosette flanked by three stylised turquoise pomegranates and further calligraphic leaves and flowerheads, in a border of groups of three roundels and leaves between plain turquoise lines, the exterior plain, repairs to rim
    13½in. (34.5cm.) diam.


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    It is rare to find the plain cavetto seen on this lot and the preceding dish; the composition is more normally found on smaller bowls. Here the combination of colours is also unsual, being found frequently in contemporaneous Syria, but not in the Timurid empire. Traditionally the colour scheme, of slightly earlier date, was associated with Veramin, but this attribution does not feature at all in the most thorough study of Timurid ceramics (Lisa Golombek, Robert B. Mason and Gauvin A. Bailey, Tamerlane's Tableware, Costa Mesa and Ontario, 1996). The potting, back and foot relate to those of the following lot and it is possible that this dish is of the same origin. Please see also the note to the preceding lot.

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