27 April 2004
A KHORASSAN CARVED YELLOW STUCCO PANEL
NORTH EAST IRAN, 13TH CENTURY
Of rectangular form carved with the phrase al-mulk illah in elegantly knotted and foliated kufic, slightly rubbed, possibly incomplete on left hand side, mounted on board
10 3/8 x 14½in. (26.5 x 37.8cm.)
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Zick-Nissen, Johanna (et al): Islamische Keramik, exhibition catalogue, Düsseldorf, 1973, no.179, p.134.
A similar but more complex and fragmentary carved stucco tile with knotted kufic inscription is in the Victoria and Albert Museum (Lane, Arthur: A Guide to the Collection of Tiles, London, 2nd. ed. 1960, pl.7).
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis
The Métiers d’Art collection is witty, eclectic and Chanel to the core. Illustrated with bags offered in Handbags and Accessories on 12 December in London
As a highly prized classic of American design comes up at auction on 13 December, Design specialist Beth Vilnsky advises on what to consider when buying a Tiffany lamp