Lot 97. A Timurid moulded pottery tile panel, Central Asia, late 14th-early 15th century; 15¼ x 11in. (38.7 x 28cm.) at largest. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000. Price realised GBP 35,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013
Of rectangular form painted in cobalt-blue, turquoise and white, the surface moulded with a central eight-pointed star containing a central rosette and four further minor rosettes on a ground of scrolling arabesque, surrounded by bands of quatrefoils, fragments of a further outer border of scrolling vine with cusped foliage with cobalt-blue and turquoise borders, small area of restoration.
Provenance: From the collection of Fernand Adda, thence by descent,
From where purchased in 1990s.
Christie's. Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds, London, 25 April 2013