29 avril 2018

A Kashan lustre pottery star tile, Persia 13th-14th Century

A Kashan lustre pottery star tile, Persia 13th-14th Century

Lot 173. A Kashan lustre pottery star tile, Persia 13th-14th Century; 21.2 cm diameter. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000Sold 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.

Bonhams. ISLAMIC AND INDIAN ART INCLUDING MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY SOUTH ASIAN ART, 24 Apr 2018, LONDON, NEW BOND STREET

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