A Safavid tinned-copper Bowl
Persia, late 16th/ early 17th Century
with squat body and slightly flaring cylindrical neck, with champleve engraved designs on a hatched ground inlaid with black composition, the neck with a wide band of calligraphy on a scrolling foliate ground, above and below bands of palmette vine, the body with three rows of scrolling floral vine with fleshy arabesques forming whorls, the lower part of the body a band of polylobed arches with central cusp, resting on inverted escutcheons
20 cm. high; 32 cm. diam.