Bonhams : A Safavid tinned-copper Bowl Persia, late 16th/ early 17th Century
A Safavid tinned-copper Bowl Persia, late 16th/ early 17th Century

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Lot 94
A Safavid tinned-copper Bowl
Persia, late 16th/ early 17th Century

£ 2,000 - 3,000
US$ 2,600 - 3,900
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.

Footnotes

  • The inscriptions comprise: the call to God to bless The Prophet and the Twelve Imams; and the Owner as "Ahmad Haqiq".

    A wine bowl with a similar rhythmic scrolling design can be found in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (Melikian-Chirvani, A.S., Islamic Metalwork from the Iranian World 8th - 18th Centuries, London, 1982, pp. 330-32).
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