10 October 2006
A SAMANID CONICAL BOWL
PROBABLY SAMARKAND, CENTRAL ASIA, 10TH CENTURY
With sloping sides and on short foot, the white interior painted in black, red and brown, with large kufic inscription reserved against speckled ground, the centre with absracted palmettes, the exterior with alternating wave motifs and pseudo-inscriptions, repaired breaks, minor restoration
15in. (38cm.) diam.
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No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Please note that the size of this bowl should read 15in. (38cm.) diam.
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