A massive Khorasan pierced Lampstand North East Persia,  12th Century
Lot 62W
A massive Khorasan pierced Lampstand North East Persia, 12th Century
£100,000 - 150,000
US$ 130,000 - 190,000

Lot Details
A massive Khorasan pierced Lampstand North East Persia,  12th Century A massive Khorasan pierced Lampstand North East Persia,  12th Century

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Private UK Collection formed in the 1950s and 60s

    This outstanding bronze lampstand bears many similar features to a smaller example sold at Christie's, Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds, April 8, 2008, lot 80, and another at Sotheby's, Arts of the Islamic World, 24 October 2007, lot 98. This example bears similar lion feet to the other, and both make extensive use of pierced panels; here these are of a finer and more delicate design where each palmette enclosed within the hexagonal strapwork lattice is carved to make it slightly rounded. This common motif though the domed base and the three main elements of the shaft demonstrates clearly that all is part of the same original composition. The interweaving open strapwork on the body also bears strong similarities to a Khorasan brazier in the British Museum (Ward, Islamic Metalwork, London, 1993, p. 61, no 44, OA 1956.7-26.6).
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