A large Safavid tinned copper Bucket
Lot 59W
A large Safavid tinned-copper Bucket Persia, 17th Century
£2,000 - 3,000
US$ 3,400 - 5,000
Auction Details
Lot Details
A large Safavid tinned-copper Bucket
Persia, 17th Century
of waisted form on a short foot with hinged handle, the loops in the form of palmettes, profusely engraved with a central band containing scrolling floral interlace, above and below bands of cartouches containing floral sprays on a ground of flowerheads, the neck with a band containing inscription-filled cartouches
the body 35 cm. high


  • Inscriptions: three couplets from a ghazal (unidentified), the first two seen on a torch-stand in the Victoria and Albert Museum (see A.S. Melikian-Chirvani, Islamic Metalwork from the Iranian World, 8-18th centuries, London, 1982, p. 341, pl. 158); and the third on a bucket in the same museum (ibid, p. 257, pl. 115).
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