A group of interesting Almohad pottery Fragments from a Jar Islamic Spain, 11th/ 12th Century(qty)
Lot 89
A group of interesting Almohad pottery Fragments from a Jar Islamic Spain, 11th/ 12th Century(qty)
£3,000 - 5,000
US$ 5,000 - 8,400
Auction Details
Lot Details
A group of interesting Almohad pottery Fragments from a Jar
Islamic Spain, 11th/ 12th Century
variously green-glazed and unglazed, with palmettes, lozenge motifs, vertical bands, fruit-bearing plants and inscriptions
the largest 36 x 16.5 cm.(qty)

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Private French collection since early 20th Century.

    The inscriptions include, 'Sovereignty [is God's]'.

    These fragments would have been part of large pear-shaped jars, a form known in Islamic Spain from the 11th to the 15th Century, which were produced in a number of techniques and with necks of varying heights. An example of a partially-glazed jar from the Almohad period was sold through these rooms (Bonhams, Islamic and Indian Art, 29th April 2004, lot 325); a water-fountain with similar motifs also (Bonhams, Islamic and Indian Art, 16th October 2003, lot 278); and another jar in the National Ceramic Museum, Sevres ("Nasrid Lustre Pottery", Muqarnas, IX, p. 97, fig.5).
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