4 April 2006,
Price realised GBP 2,160
GBP 1,800 - GBP 2,500
A SAFAVID ENGRAVED BRASS COVER
IRAN, SECOND HALF 16TH CENTURY
Of domed form with central smaller subsidiary dome rising to a flat topped knop, the exterior finely engraved with scrolling spiralling flowering vine overlaid by meandering cusped branching arabesques, the central smaller dome with similar designs, the two bands divided by a band of nasta'liq inscription cartouches, slight rim split, possibly reduced from a larger cover
7 5/8in. (19½in.) diam.
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The inscriptions consist of the nada ali quatrain. In a small cartouche is also engraved O Ali !
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.
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