27 April 2004
A QAJAR CUERDA SECA POTTERY TILE ARCHWAY
IRAN, 19TH CENTURY
Comprising forty-four tiles and part tiles together forming joined spandrels, the cobalt-blue ground with bold scrolling yellow arabesques entwined with spiralling floral tendrils, each spandrel containing a cartouche inscribed in nasta'liq, in yellow border of meandering flowering vine between plain stripes, occasional damages and repairs, mounted on board in three sections
59 x 51½in. (150 x 131cm.)
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The inscription, referring to the Imam Husayn, reads Ya Abu 'Abdullah!".
A similar rectangular panel with inscription cartouche among arabesques was sold in these Rooms 29 April 2003, lot 191.
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