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    Sale 7571

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    8 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 121

    A TIMURID BLUE AND WHITE POTTERY DISH

    IRAN, PROBABLY TABRIZ, 15TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A TIMURID BLUE AND WHITE POTTERY DISH
    IRAN, PROBABLY TABRIZ, 15TH CENTURY
    With narrow cusped slightly sloping rim on short foot, the off-white interior with a small central rosette issuing long curling cross-hatched leaves, the cavetto with large roundel flowerheads alternating with paired leafy fronds, the rim with scrolling designs, the exterior with sketchily drawn simple motifs, intact, foot drilled
    13 7/8in. (35.3cm.) diam.


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    This dish relates closely to one in the Royal Ontario Museum which has very similar flowerheads drawn in dark blue over a light blue wash (Lisa Golombek, Robert B. Mason and Gauvin A. Bailey, Tamerlane's Tableware, Costa Mesa and Ontario, 1996, no.pl.72, col.pl.XV and cover). The ROM example has a variant of the same design in all three main divisions of the interior, while this has three different designs, giving it more movement, particularly in the centre.

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