A Safavid tinned-copper Bowl Persia, 17th Century
Lot 275*
A Safavid tinned-copper Bowl Persia, 17th Century
Sold for £1,000 (US$ 1,679) inc. premium
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A Safavid tinned-copper Bowl
Persia, 17th Century
With rounded sides, high shoulder and narrow neck, engraved to sides with alternating medallions and lobed cartouches containing a dense design of split-palmette arabesque, combatant animals and seated figures, inscription panels above
24.5cm diameter

Footnotes

  • The inscriptions comprise: a benedictory quatrain and a phrase in Persian; and the owner's name as "Its owner Shatir Muhammad Laghar Khabbaz (The slender baker)".

    The word shatir has various meanings, one being a baker; another is a footman, who went ahead of kings and rulers and were known to be fast runners, who also delivered letters and wore special clothes.
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