Lot 226. A large Kashan lustre jug, Persia, circa 1200. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's.
the body of bulbous form on a gently spreading foot with straight wide cylindrical neck and attached strap handle, the body moulded with entwining geometric shapes, decorated in light honey-coloured overglaze lustre, featuring three seated figures, each in a stellar frame at the front of the body, with vegetal motifs throughout, interior of neck with pseudo-calligraphic inscription; 23.6cm. height.; 15.5cm. diam.
Note: A very close example, also featuring three seated figures within stellar frames, is illustrated in Soustiel 1985, p.104, no.111.
Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 19 Oct 2016, 11:30 AM