A Kashan lustre pottery bowl Persia,  early 13th Century
Lot 80
A Kashan lustre pottery Bowl Persia, early 13th Century
£10,000 - 15,000
US$ 17,000 - 25,000
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Kashan lustre pottery Bowl
Persia, early 13th Century
with flaring sides, decorated in a yellowish gold lustre on a white ground, the base with a palmette bearing vine enclosing flying birds, encircled by a band of cursive inscription, the sides divided into panels of palmette interlace alternating with further inscriptions, the exterior with abstract floral motifs
20.6 cm. diam.


  • Provenance: UK private collection.

    The inscriptions include a repetition of parts of a benedictory couplet.

    Comparison can be drawn with two known lustre bowls, both depicting ducks: an example dated AH 600/ AD 1203-4 was sold at Sotheby's (Arts of the Islamic World, 28th April 2004, lot 85); and and another example in the Iran Bastan Museum, Tehran, dated AH 608/ AD 1211 (Watson, Oliver, Persian Lustre Ware, London, 1985,pl. F).
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