Thursday, November 20, 2003

Sotheby's A Safavid tinned-copper basin dt. 1603-04:

"A Safavid tinned-copper basin
Persia, dated A.H.1012/1603-4 A.D
London, Bond Street 4,000 - 6,000 GBP Session 1
16 Oct 02 10:30 AM
Lot Sold. Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium: 6,572 GBP
31cm. diameter
of deep rounded form narrowing at the shoulder to a raised everted rim, the incised decoration heightened with black, the design comprising a broad band of a star-and-cross pattern formed of interlacing bands enclosing formal arabesques, the neck with cartouches of nasta'liq separated by plain lobed medallions, further bands of repeating stylised floral motifs on a hatched ground This lot contains 1 item(s).

Verses in Persian
The owner: 'Its owner Haji Muhammad Haydar, the year (A.H)1012'/(1603-4)
Later owner: 'Its owner Khwaja Muhammad'

Sold in these rooms, 19th October 1995, lot 98. "