10 October 2006
A SAMANID SLIP PAINTED POTTERY BOWL
SAMARKAND, CENTRAL ASIA, 10TH CENTURY
The red clay ground painted in manganese heightened with white dots, and with white slip heightened with manganese, together forming a scrolling floral motif in the centre surrounded on the sides by a design of panels each containing a leaf-motif, covered with a clear glaze, the exterior plain, repaired breaks, good glaze
10in. (25.5cm.) diam.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
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.
Specialist Louise Broadhurst advises on everything from the identification of natural dyes to finding the right setting on your vacuum cleaner
With their bold colours and strong lines, these wares have been collectable since the early days of production in the 15th century, says our specialist Sara Plumbly
Ahead of Christie's inaugural European Paintings auction on 31 October, Arne Everwijn discusses Courbet’s radical nudes
Christie’s Islamic Art specialist Xavier Fournier explains all you need to know about these exquisite embroidered panels