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Mamluk blue and white Armorial Albarello Damascus Syria Early 15th

Mamluk blue and white Armorial Albarello Damascus Early 15th

Arts of the Islamic World
Sale: L06220 | Location: London
Auction Dates: Session 1: Wed, 05 Apr 06 10:30 AM
LOT 109
A RARE AND IMPORTANT MAMLUK BLUE AND WHITE ARMORIAL ALBARELLO, DAMASCUS, SYRIA, EARLY 15TH CENTURY
15,000—20,000 GBP
Lot Sold. Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium: 131,200 GBP
MEASUREMENTS
measurements note
30.7cm. height 17cm. max. diam.
DESCRIPTION
of slightly waisted cylindrical form with sloping shoulder and short waisted neck with everted rim, on a broad short foot, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue with some black outline under a transparent glaze, the body with a broad frieze with three shield cartouches enclosing the armorial device of the city of Florence reserved on a blue ground, each shield regularly spaced and separated by a floral scroll between double line borders with minor bands of meandering floral scroll above and below, the shoulder with classic scroll design, the neck with a further floral scroll including lotus blossoms and rosettes
CATALOGUE NOTE
See footnote to Mamluk blue and white Armorial Albarello Damascus Syria Early 15th

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

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