A Monumental Safavid Blue and White Baluster Vase, Persia, 17th Century - Photo Sotheby's

of pear shaped form, with a narrow, slightly everted rim, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue, the body composed of leafy lotus tendrils, the neck decorated with outer scrolls filled with flowers, the base with a band of squares filled with flowerheads, metal mount to rim; 51.5cm. Estimate: 50,000 - 80,000 GBP - LOT SOLD. 55,250 GBP

CATALOGUE NOTE: A similar monumental Safavid vase is illustrated in Crowe 2002, p.35, no.248. Two other vases in this style are also discussed in Lane 1957, p.94, image nos.67 and 68.

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