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An intact Mamluk enamelled glass flask, Syria, 13th/14th century
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124
An intact Mamluk enamelled glass flask, Syria, 13th/14th century
Estimate
20,00030,000
JUMP TO LOT

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An intact Mamluk enamelled glass flask, Syria, 13th/14th century
free-blown body of globular form with tall, bulbous neck, two applied handles to each side composed of trailed glass, decorated with red, yellow, green, white and blue enamel
14.8cm.
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Provenance

Acquired by the current owner, London, 2011.
Ex-private collection, UK, since 1970.

Catalogue Note

This beautiful flask is delicately modelled with sinuous lines. The colourful enamelling that remains on its surface attests to the polychromatic palette employed by Mamluk glass makers, even on smaller objects that were probably for daily use. Each motif is rendered in a different colour and united by the fine red lines that delineate the original drawing. This flask shares a similar shape to two perfume sprinklers in the Al-Sabah Collection, Inv. no.LNS 2 G and LNS 92 KG (Carboni 2001, pp.350-1, nos.95a,b). 

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