A Safavid tinned-copper Bowl
Lot 28
A Safavid tinned-copper Bowl Persia, dated AH 1062/ AD 1651-52
£2,000 - 3,000
US$ 3,400 - 5,000
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Safavid tinned-copper Bowl
Persia, dated AH 1062/ AD 1651-52
on a short foot, with rounded body, everted rim, engraved to exterior with cartouches containing arabesques, inscriptions, and animals with central band of repeating flowerhead motif
25.6cm diam.

Footnotes

  • The Persian inscriptions consist of a quatrain, two benedictory couplets, and owners name as "Its owner Marzban Mehragan [son of] Marzban Isfandiyar (alternatively 'the border guard of Mehregan, Marzban) AH 1062/ AD 1651-52.'

    For another piece with the same quatrain, see A.S. Melikian-Chirvani, Islamic Metalwork from the Iranian World 8-18th century, 1982, p. 330, cat. 151.
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