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A Safavid blue and white bottle vase, Persia, 17th century - Photo Sotheby's

pyriform with bulbous base supported on a short foot, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue and outlined in black on a white background, with four vertical panels depicting lotus ponds and birds, the tapering neck decorated with a lobed arcade and palmette scrolls, the mouth terminating in a silver mount with everted rim; 25.5cm. height. stimate: 3,000 - 4,000 GBP. LOT SOLD. 3,750 GBP

Sotheby's, Arts of the Islamic World, London | 05 Oct 2011 www.sothebys.com