London, South Kensington
27 April 2012
A LARGE KASHAN LUSTRE POTTERY BOWL
CENTRAL IRAN, EARLY 13TH CENTURY
Rising from vertical foot through rounded sides with slightly everted rim, the centre decorated with a series of roundels each containing a cross-legged figure surrounded by arabesques reserved against lustre ground, the roundels on a ground of lustre scrolls, the rim with a band of chasing animals reserved against a lustre ground, the exterior with a series of large scale figures alternated with arabesques, repaired breaks, areas of restoration
13in. (33cm.) diam.
European private collection since 1920s.
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