8 April 2008
A KASHAN LUSTRE POTTERY DISH
CENTRAL IRAN, 13TH CENTURY
Of unusual form, the flat base rising through a sharply cusped cavetto to the flat everted rim, the white interior painted in lustre with a central scrolling arabesque roundel within a band of naskh inscription, the cavetto with further inscriptions running around the lobes, the rim with a band of reserved kufic, the exterior with panels of bold scrolling motifs, repaired breaks, very slight iridescence
9¼in. (23.3cm.) diam.
Sold in these Rooms (The Property of a Qajar Prince) 19 October 1993, lot 270, to the present vendor
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The inscriptions around the dish are Persian verses and also include a few benedictory terms.
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