Lot 64. A Kashan lustre pottery star tile, Persia, 13th-14th Century; 21.5 cm. diameter. Estimate: £ 3,000 - 5,000 (€ 3,300 - 5,400). Courtesy Bonhams.
with eight points, decorated in cobalt blue and a brownish gold lustre on a cream ground with a central lotus surrounded by cartouches containing foliate motifs, the border with a band of inscription.
Note: Inscriptions: the opening couplets from Firdawsi's Shahnameh including two couplets which are not in the accepted edition.
The appearance of the opening lines of the Shahnameh on a Kashan lustre tile is extremely unusual and possibly unique.
Bonhams. Islamic and Indian Art, London, New Bond Street, 11 June 2020, 11:00 BST