08 avril 2017

A rare 'imitation lustre' slip-painted pottery bowl, Central Asia, 10th Century

Lot 99. A rare 'imitation lustre' slip-painted pottery bowl, Central Asia, 10th Century, 21.7 cm. diam. Estimate £15,000 - 20,000 (€18,000 - 23,000). Photo: Bonhams.  of shallow rounded form on a short foot with everted rim, decorated in ochre and manganese on a cream ground with a stylised reed instrument and pomegranate motif, the interstices with hatched design overlaid with palmette motifs, the border with a band of inscription in kufic, the rim with an undulating design, the exterior with a... [Lire la suite]