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Lot 1298

Islamic Bronze Silver Inlaid Figural Container

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Description

Circa 12th century AD and later A Khorasan vessel of cylindrical form with three cast zoomorphic dogs for legs; to the underside a silver inlaid medallion of a beast on an arabesque background; the side with four medallions each depicting a bird with human mask in silver inlay, with zoomorphic elements between; below, a band of silver-inlaid calligraphic script; above, a band of guilloche and a further similar band to the rim of the lid; to the upper face a band of silver-inlaid calligraphic script; to the central dome, a band of guilloche and script above; the knop handle with inlaid silver panels. Bronze, 760 grams, 20 cm (8") UK art and antiquities market, acquired prior to 1990.

Condition

Very fine condition, with later inlays.
Buyer's Premium

20%

Estimate £500 – £800
Starting Bid £500
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4:00 AM - Mar 16, 2012
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TimeLine Auctions Ltd.

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