Lot 130. A monumental Safavid blue and white pottery dish, Persia, probably Kirman, 17th century; 10.6cm. height; 53.8cm. diam. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP (8,266 - 11,022 USD). Lot Sold 15,000 GBP (17,166 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's 2018.
of large shallow rounded form, decorated in underglaze blue shades with a dense foliate composition comprising dragons, birds and architectural screens.
Provenance: Bernheimer, Munchen 1968.
Dr. Ignazio Vok (b.1938).
An architect by training, Vok is also a renowned collector, whose eclectic taste, spanning Chinese celadons, ceramics and furniture as well as Anatolian Kilims and Suzanis has been the subject of numerous catalogues and exhibitions.
Exhibited: Chinese Ceramics from the Collection of Ignazio Vok, Museum fur Ostasiatische unst der Stadt Koln, Cologne, 7 May – 28 August 1983.
Chinese Ceramics from the Collection of Ignazio Vok, Museum Rietberg, Haus zum Kiel, Zurich, 6 October 1983 – 8 January 1984.
Literature: Seladon Swatow Blauweiss, Chinese Ceramics from the Collection of Ignazio Vok, no.29.
Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 25 Apr 2018, 10:30 AM