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128
A Kashan cockerel-headed lustre pottery ewer, Persia, early 13th century
Estimate
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128
A Kashan cockerel-headed lustre pottery ewer, Persia, early 13th century
Estimate
15,00025,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A Kashan cockerel-headed lustre pottery ewer, Persia, early 13th century
the lustre-decorated body of squat globular form with four protruding flanges with pseudo-inscriptions between moulded standing figures, composite cock's head, old collectors' and exhibition labels to underside
24.2cm. height
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Provenance

Ex-collection Hagop Kevorkian.

Exhibited

Exhibition of Persian Art, The Iranian Institute, New York, 1940 'KH 232'.

Literature

P. Ackerman, Guide to the Exhibition of Persian Art, The Iranian Institute, New York, 1940, p.76, case 35-C: 'Cock's head ewer'

Catalogue Note

"The story of Iranian culture is a record of achievement unique in duration: of a virile and expansive power, of a high and precious individuality infused with imagination, poetry, artistic adventure and soundly grounded in supreme craftsmenship" (Arthur Upham Pope in Ackerman 1940, VI).

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