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Auktion: Auction 26.04.1994
wurde versteigert am: 26. April 1994
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A SUPERB KHORASSAN SILVER AND COPPER INLAID BRONZE INCENSE BURNER of cylindrical form on three feet with half-dome cover and bird finial, the sides lightly engraved and inlaid in copper with a band of arabic naskh calligraphy surrounded by scrolling ...

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Schätzpreis: 18.000 £ - 25.000 £
ca. 26.700 $ - 37.083 $
Zuschlagspreis:  18.975 £
ca. 28.146 $
Los-Nr. 306, Aufrufe: 28

A SUPERB KHORASSAN SILVER AND COPPER INLAID BRONZE INCENSE BURNER of cylindrical form on three feet with half-dome cover and bird finial, the sides lightly engraved and inlaid in copper with a band of arabic naskh calligraphy surrounded by scrolling vine and enclosed within copper inlaid bands meeting at times in continuous knot panels, flanked by narrower bands of scrolling vine around kufic benedictory inscriptions interrupted by roundels, the lip with a similar kufic inscription, the back of the dome with two triangular panels pierced with scrolling interlaced vine flanking a central panel engraved with similar motifs around the kufic signature of the maker, the leading edge of the dome with a similar band of copper-inlaid naskh calligraphy interrupted by roundels containing bird combat groups and by rectangles depicting prowling lions, the front of the dome with a pierced and shaped panel filled with scrolling leafy vine within copper inlaid borders, the bird finial of unusually naturalistic form with wings crossed over its back, the feather markings carefully detailed on all surfaces, the feet with simple scrolling floral motifs, the underside of the body with a large roundel depicting scrolling vine around the mounted figure of a falconer, 12th century (one foot repaired, one replaced, very slight damage to inlay) 8¼in. (20.6cm.) high

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Auktionshaus: Christie's
Titel: Auction 26.04.1994
Auktionsdatum: 26.04.1994
Adresse: Christie's
London, King Street