A khorassan pierced bronze pencase North east Persia 12th century
Lot 54
A Khorasan pierced and cast bronze Pencase Northeast Persia, 12th Century
Sold for £2,375 (US$ 3,989) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Khorasan pierced and cast bronze Pencase
Northeast Persia, 12th Century
of cylindrical form, with raised bands at each end, the terminals domes, one formed as a separate lid with chain, attachment loops at each side for suspension, the sides pierced with bands of lattice
22cm. long

Footnotes

  • For a very similar pencase see Christie's, Islamic Art and Manuscripts, 1st May 2001, lot 230, which contains an inscription in kufic blessing the owner. The faceted shaft of a composite torchstand in the Victoria and Albert Museum with similar pierced geometric patterns (inv. no. 1417-1903) is dated to the 10th-12th century and it is possible our pencase is of an earlier date (Melikian-Chirvani, Islamic Metalwork from the Iranian World 8th-18th Centuries, no. 17, p. 53-54).
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