London, South Kensington
12 - 13 October 2006
A CANTONESE FAMILLE ROSE BOWL MADE FOR ZILL-I SULTAN, LATE 19TH CENTURY
Hemispherical bowl painted inside and out with typical famille rose designs, part of a large service made for the Iranian prince, Ma'sud Mirza, known as Zill-i Sultan, with roundels with a Persian inscription in gold nasta'liq dated 1297 (1879-80 AD)- 9 1/8in. (23.2cm.) diameter
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Zill-i Sultan was the eldest son of Nasir al-Din Shah Qajar, and held the post of Governor of Isfahan.
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