• 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 23

    AN ABBASID POLYCHROME LUSTRE POTTERY BOWL

    PROBABLY CENTRAL ASIA, 9TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN ABBASID POLYCHROME LUSTRE POTTERY BOWL
    PROBABLY CENTRAL ASIA, 9TH CENTURY
    Of rounded form with everted rim on short foot, the pale tin glaze painted with brown and ochre lustre glaze with a central rosette from which issue six feathery papyrus stems alternated with ogival fish motifs with concentric white circles towards the centre, four of these circles bordered by arched white bands, the rim with lobed motifs, the exterior with a row of deliberate diagonal lustre splashes, repaired breaks, small areas of restoration
    7½in. (19cm.) diam.


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    Provenance

    Formerly UK collection, since 1975