15 October 2002
A KASHAN TURQUOISE GLAZED CONICAL POTTERY BOWL
Central Iran, early 13th century
On vertical foot, the interior painted under the brilliant turquoise glaze with four radiating panels of stylised arabesques and floral motifs around stylised palmettes divided by black bands of reserved naskh inscriptions flanked by cobalt-blue lines, the exterior with radiating stylised waterweed-motifs, repaired breaks, slight iridescence, brilliant glaze in centre
8½in. (21.5cm.) diam.
Hagop Kevorkian (label on underside)
Nasli M. Heeramaneck, donated by Joan Palevsky
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Pal, Pratapaditya (ed.): Islamic Art, the Nasli M. Heeramaneck Collection, Los Angeles, 1973, no.59, pp.42-3.
Persian Exhibition, New York, 1940
The inscriptions on this bowl are Persian verses (a ruba'i and a couplet):
"Oh you, whose will it is to hurt me for years and months,
Who are free from me and glad at my anguish
You vowed [not to] break your promise again,
It is I who have caused this breach"
"May the Creator of the World protect
The owner of this [bowl], wherever he may be".
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price plus buyer's premium
Jonathan Rendell, Christie’s ’story teller’ for The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller, looks at a painting that gives him ‘goose-bumps’
Discover CoBrA, Basquiat, Polke and more at De Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam