Lot 19. A Minai pottery bowl, Persia, 12th-13th Century; 23 cm. diam. Estimate: £4,000 - 6,000 (€ 4,600 - 6,900). © Bonhams 2001-2019
of deep slightly flaring form on a long foot, decorated in polychrome and gold leaf on a cream ground with a central roundel containing a mounted figure hawking, surrounded by a band of seated figures interspersed by stylised foliate sprays, the border with a band of inscription in kufic interspersed by roundels containing palmettes, the interstices with split-palmettes, the exterior with a band of diamond motifs overlaid in gold leaf.
Bonhams. Islamic and Indian Art Including The Lion and the Sun, Art from Qajar Persia, London, 30 Apr 2019, 11:00 BST