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Auction: Old Master Paintings
was auctioned on: 23 October 2019
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A rare Garrus incised pottery bowl possibly signed 'suleyman'

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Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000
ca. US$10,290 - US$15,435
Price realised:  n. a.
Lot number 20R, Views: 34

A rare Garrus incised pottery bowl possibly signed 'suleyman' Persia, late 12th Century of deep slightly rounded form on a short foot, the white slip ground incised with two addorsed sphinxes with entwined tails, roundels containing flowerheads to their flanks, possible inscriptions to the wings, interspersed by scrolling tendrils and split-palmettes, a panel of pseudo kufic below, all under an ochre glaze 23.5 cm. diam. Fußnoten Provenance Christie's, Islamic Art, Indian Miniatures, Rugs and Carpets, 28-30 April 1992, lot 202. The bowl is a fine example of Garrus pottery and is comparable to one formerly in the Oscar Raphael Collection and now in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (illustrated in Arthur Upham Pope, A Survey of Persian Art Oxford, 1939, pl. 617 B). The marks on the wings appear to be inscriptions, that on the left apparently reading 'Suleyman', and are reminiscent of hidden signatures on contemporary bowls from Aghkand.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Bonhams London
Title: Old Master Paintings
Date of the auction: 23 Oct 2019
Address: Bonhams London
London, Knightsbridge Montpelier Street Knightsbridge London SW7 1HH Tel: +44 20 7393 3900 Fax : +44 20 7393 3905 [email protected]

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