A Khorasan silver and copper-inlaid bronze Lamp-Stand and Oil Lamp Persia, late 12th/ early 13th Century(4)
Lot 102
A Khorasan silver and copper-inlaid bronze Lamp-Stand and Oil Lamp Persia, late 12th/ early 13th Century(4)
£4,000 - 6,000
US$ 6,700 - 10,000
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Khorasan silver and copper-inlaid bronze Lamp-Stand and Oil Lamp
Persia, late 12th/ early 13th Century
in three sections comprising a tripod base, waisted shaft and circular tray, with allover incised and inlaid decoration; the tripod base with three legs with diagonal supports and six tear-drop shaped recesses, each with a pole-medallion containing a palmette vine curving up to a lobed rim with inscription cartouches, with triangular facets with geometric decoration between, the three legs terminating in hooves, alternating with chamfered joints; the shaft in the form of waisted mouldings variously with bands of kufic inscription, medallions of palmette vine and lobed panels; the tray with raised section with a central roundel containing a bird within concentric bands of cursive inscription and a trefoil border, the vertical exterior with a cable-band, the rim with inscription cartouches with roundels in between; the lamp on flaring facetted foot, with tear-drop shaped spout, loop handle with bud-shaped finial, the top with silver inlaid kufic inscription and copper-inlaid bands
total height 38.5 cm. high(4)

Footnotes

  • The inscriptions consist of: around the rim, 'Glory and Prosperity and good turn of Fortune'; and around the base: 'Glory and Prosperity and good turn of Fortune and Well-being.

    For a lampstand of similar form in the British Museum, London, see Arthur Upham-Pope, A Survey of Persian Art, London and New York, 1939, Vol. VI, p. 1283, fig. D.
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