A moulded turquoise and purple glazed Safavid Vase, Persia, first half of the 17th Century. Estimate £4,000 – 6,000 (€5,100 – 7,700). Photo Bonhams.
stonepaste, on a rectangular base with flat sides, high shoulder and wide flaring mouth, decorated with carved floral spray to either side and moulded cartouches to shoulder; 19 cm. high
Provenance: French private collection.
Note: The group of ceramics to which this vase belongs imitates the Chinese Fahua technique, although the shape is entirely Persian. Other examples of this ware include a similarly decorated ewer in the British Museum (inv. no. OA 78.12-30.627; illustrated in S. Canby, Persian Art 1501-1722, cat. no. 116), and a long-necked flask in the Victoria and Albert Museum (inv. no. LNS 1095C illustrated in O. Watson, Ceramics from Islamic Lands, London, 1994, cat. U.33).
Bonhams. ISLAMIC AND INDIAN ART, 7 Oct 2014 10:30 BST. LONDON, NEW BOND STREET