Lot 161. A Fatimid lustre pottery bowl, Egypt, 12th Century; 19.6 cm. diam. Estimate £6,000 - 8,000. Sold for £ 13,750 (€ 15,678). © Bonhams 2001-2018
of deep rounded form on a short foot, decorated in a yellowish lustre on a white ground with a central roundel containing a bird flanked by vegetal interlace, the walls with a band of inscription in floriated kufic
Inscriptions: [barak]ah kamilah wa shamilah ..., 'Perfect blessing and complete ...'.
Note: For a similar lustre dish in the Cairo Museum dated to the 12th Century see Trésors fatimides du Caire, exhibition catalogue, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, 1998, p 176, no. 117.