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A large Sultanabad lustre pottery bowl

Persia, fourteenth century

Of deep conical form with short straight sides and an overhanging rim, painted in brown lustre and cobalt on an ivory ground, the central roundel with two birds perched amidst dense foliage flanking a trefoil flowering plant at the centre, two bands of foliate motifs in the cavetto, the rim with a row of circle-dots, seven roundels of abstract motifs encircling the exterior below a band of linear motifs, the interior with a patch of irridencence

28.5 cm., 11 ¼ in. diameter

14.5 cm., 5 ¾ in. height



H. K. Monif (1888-1964), New York, 1930s

Hasan Khan Monif’s collection was sold at the American Art Association’s Anderson Galleries, New York, 1929

Joseph Soustiel, Paris, 1960s-70s

Christie’s, London, 26 April 2005, lot 121

Private collection, London, 2005-2021

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