A Kashan lustre pottery Jug, Persia, 13th Century
Lot 137
Two small Kashan lustre pottery Vessels Persia, early 13th Century(2)
Sold for £2,400 (US$ 4,041) inc. premium
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Two small Kashan lustre pottery Vessels
Persia, early 13th Century
comprising a jug with inverted pear-shaped body, cylindrical neck and strap handle with knop, decorated in a goldish brown lustre, the neck reserved with a band of cursive naskhi, the shoulder with a frieze of birds on a scrolling band, another band of calligraphy below, intact; and a small bowl of deep form with upright rim, decorated in a goldish brown lustre, the centre with a lustre roundel with four birds, the rim with a band of nashki inscription on a scrolling ground, the exterior with a panels of scrolling motif, intact
the jug 12 cm. high; 11.3 cm. diam.(2)

Footnotes

  • The inscription on the jug includes benedictory phrases in Persian; and on the inside of the rim of the bowl consists of a repetition of a word in kufic, possibly al-daw[la], "Wealth".

    The decoration dates this piece to the first quarter of the 13th Century. For another jug of this shape of similar size, see Bonhams, Islamic Works of Art, 21st April 1999, lot 187. The shape can be paralleled with a piece formerly in the Ades Collection, publised in Oliver Watson, Persian Lustre Ware, London, 1985, p. 102, fig. 79.
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