16 octobre 2016

A Fatimid blue-ground lustre pottery jar, Egypt, 11th-12th century

Lot 224. A blue-ground lustre pottery jar, Egypt, 11th-12th century; 12.2cm. height; 10cm. diam. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 12,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. of ovoidal shape with straight neck and slightly everted rim, the turquoise-blue glaze body decorated in lustre with foliate pseudo-Kufic inscription. Note: Blue-ground lustre wares from the Fatimid period are extremely rare. The present example is comparable in terms of shape to other jars in the... [Lire la suite]
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