An unusual Safavid figural cast brass Bowl
Persia, 16th Century, with added Ottoman owner's inscription dated AH 1095/AD 1683-84
of deep form with everted rim, cast in relief, the well with scrolling foliate vines forming a flowerhead surrounded by a band of cable design, the edge with an arcade of pointed arches, the openings with stylised tulips, the rim with a frieze depicting mounted hunters pursuing various quadrupeds, the outer rim with a band of cable design interrupted by a panel of inscription
32.4 cm. diam.