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Persia
CALLIGRAPHIC LUSTRE POTTERY TILE
Estimate
15,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 47,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
149
Persia
CALLIGRAPHIC LUSTRE POTTERY TILE
Estimate
15,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 47,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Howard Hodgkin, Portrait of the Artist

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Persia
CALLIGRAPHIC LUSTRE POTTERY TILE
moulded in relief, decorated with an opacified tin glaze and lustre, cobalt blue raised inscription, mounted
glazed fritware
30.5 by 31.5cm., 12 by 12 7/16 in.
attributable to 860 AH/1455 AD
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Provenance

Christie's, London, 1 May 2001, lot 357

Catalogue Note

inscriptions

‘Muhammad, the year …. 60’

This tile relates to a known series of tiles which originally belonged to a now lost Timurid monument. Two tiles, now in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (inv. no. C.26A-1983), and one in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (inv. no 30.95.26) indicate the name of the patron as Sultan Abu Sa'id, with the date 860 AH/1455 AD (Oliver Watson, Persian Lustre Ware, London, 1985, pp.159-160, nos. 129 and 130). The building foundation tile also includes the name of the calligrapher, Nusrat al-Din Muhammad. Each of these tiles is characterised by their sketchy foliate backgrounds, and the quality of the raised blue inscription. 

Howard Hodgkin, Portrait of the Artist

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London