Lot 173. A Kashan lustre pottery star tile, Persia 13th-14th Century; 21.2 cm diameter. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000. Sold for £ 4,375 (€ 4,988). © Bonhams 2001-2018
of eight-pointed stellar form, decorated in cobalt blue, turquoise and brownish gold lustre on a cream ground with a central octagonal panel containing a lotus flower surrounded by a band of circle motifs, the corners with vegetal motifs, the border with a band of inscription.
Inscriptions: couplets from the beginning of the story of Rustam and Isfandiyar from Firdausi's Shahnama, followed by benedictory couplets.