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Mamluk Pottery Albarello Damascus Syria Early 15th

Mamluk Pottery Albarello Damascus Syria Early 15th

Arts of the Islamic World
Sale: L06220 | Location: London
Auction Dates: Session 1: Wed, 05 Apr 06 10:30 AM
LOT 110
A RARE MAMLUK POTTERY ALBARELLO, DAMASCUS, SYRIA, EARLY 15TH CENTURY
15,000—20,000 GBP
Lot Sold. Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium: 254,400 GBP
MEASUREMENTS
measurements note
31.7cm. height 15.4cm. max. diam.
DESCRIPTION
of waisted cylindrical form with narrow sloping shoulder and waisted neck with everted rim, on a short broad foot, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue and black with a bold calligraphic design against floral scrolls and dots, the shoulder with a foliate band, the neck with a continuous band of scrolling foliage
CATALOGUE NOTE
There is a related albarello, also with calligraphic decoration, in the Musée National de Céramique, Sèvres, inv. no.8386 (see Soustiel 1985, fig.257, p.229; and London 1976, no.316, pp.234-5)

ref. Guide to Mamluk Art and Iznik Tile and Plates the O'Connell Guide

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