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A set of porcelain bowls and dishes with 'famille rose' decoration from a service made for Ma'sud Mirza Zill al-Sultan, China and Persia, dated 1297 AH/1879-80 AD and 1298 AH/1880-81 AD
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A set of porcelain bowls and dishes with 'famille rose' decoration from a service made for Ma'sud Mirza Zill al-Sultan, China and Persia, dated 1297 AH/1879-80 AD and 1298 AH/1880-81 AD
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A set of porcelain bowls and dishes with 'famille rose' decoration from a service made for Ma'sud Mirza Zill al-Sultan, China and Persia, dated 1297 AH/1879-80 AD and 1298 AH/1880-81 AD
comprising five bowls of varying sizes with matching dishes (except one dish which belongs to another service, dated 1298 AH/1880-81 AD), each with a porcelain body decorated with polychrome colours and lobed medallions containing alternating figural scenes and floral bouquets, each with inscriptive medallions
Quantity: 10
bowls: 17.4 by 40.6cm; 14.5 by 33.5cm; 9.5 by 23cm; 7.5 by 17.5cm; 6.7 by 14.3cm. 
dishes: 39.8cm; 36cm; 24.4cm; 20cm; 16cm. diam.
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Provenance

Probably: Christie's, Islamic Art and Manuscripts, London, 16 October 2001, lot 306.
one bowl with old Christie's label to underside: 'SW 841'; one dish with Christie's label to underside: '306/10 - 16/10/01', another dish Christie's label: '841 SM' to underside.

Catalogue Note

inscriptions:

All bowls and four dishes, identical:
‘Commissioned by His Excellency, the Auspicious, the most Glorious, the Most high, the Most noble, the Eminent Sultan Mas’ud Mirza Yamin al-Dawla Zill al-Sultan’
Dated 1297 AH (1879-80 AD).

One dish:
‘Commissioned by His Excellency, the Gracious, the most Noble, al-Hajj Haji Muhammad, the Shirazi merchant, son of the asylum of mercy Muhammad Ja’far, the year 1298 AH (1880-81 AD)’


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