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    Sale 7715

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    31 March 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 134

    TWO VENETO-SARACENIC SILVER INLAID BRASS COVERED BOWLS

    PROBABLY MAMLUK SYRIA, LATE 15TH/EARLY 16TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    TWO VENETO-SARACENIC SILVER INLAID BRASS COVERED BOWLS
    PROBABLY MAMLUK SYRIA, LATE 15TH/EARLY 16TH CENTURY
    Each of rounded form with vertical sides and flat cover, the exteriors finely worked with panels containing intricate interlaced geometric and arabesque designs, very slightly rubbed otherwise good condition
    Larger 5in. (12.6cm.) diam. (2)


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    In her recent study of all the known pieces of "Veneto-Saracenic" metalwork Sylvia Auld divided the known examples into two main groups on account of their decoration (Sylvia Auld, Renaissance Venice, Islam, and Mahmud the Kurd - a metalworking enigma, London, 2004). The present bowls fall clearly into these two groups. The bowl illustrated on the left is associated with "Group A", "typically late Mamluk" (Auld, op. cit., p.8). The bowl illustrated on the right falls into "Group B", associated with the vessels signed by Mahmud al-Kurdi and Zayn al-Din (although the present bowl bears no signature).

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    Provenance

    From the Collection of William Tyssen-Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst of Hackney