A pair of Timurid underglaze-painted pottery Bowls Persia or Central Asia, 15th Century(2)
Lot 139
A pair of Timurid underglaze-painted pottery Bowls Persia or Central Asia, 15th Century(2)
£3,000 - 5,000
US$ 4,900 - 8,200

Lot Details
A pair of Timurid underglaze-painted pottery Bowls
Persia or Central Asia, 15th Century
with gently curving sides and short everted rim, decorated in turquoise and black on a white ground, each bowl with a central roundel containing a circle motif, the sides divided into radial bands with panels with a stylised pseudo inscription, cross-hatching, leafy sprays and paired turquoise lines, the rim with alternate bands of plain turquoise and black diagonal marks, the exteriors with a frieze of simple black lines
each 22.3 cm diam.(2)

Footnotes

  • These dishes represent the best of provincial wares from the Timurid period, providing examples of intermediate ceramics between the extremes of court and domestic wares. Very little has been written on these transitional pieces, the first article on which was produced by Gerard Reitlinger in 1938, in which he labelled the group as "Varamin" wares, although there is no evidence for this attribution. Geza Fehervari discussed the group in Ceramics of the Islamic World in the Tareq Rajeb Museum (London, 2000, pp. 238-41), confirming dating to the 15th Century. For two dishes of this type decorated with fruits sold through these rooms, see Bonhams, Islamic and Indian Art, 15th April 2010, lot 202.
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