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A Qajar cobalt blue and white calligraphic pottery tile, Persia, circa 1900
Estimate
7001,000
LOT SOLD. 1,625 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
251
A Qajar cobalt blue and white calligraphic pottery tile, Persia, circa 1900
Estimate
7001,000
LOT SOLD. 1,625 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A Qajar cobalt blue and white calligraphic pottery tile, Persia, circa 1900
decorated with inscription painted in blue relief glaze, mounted, old auction labels to reverse
24 by 24cm.
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Provenance

Ex-collection Sir Howard Hodgkin (1932-2017).
Drouot, Paris, 15 June 1948, lot 34 (as indicated by old auction label to reverse).

Catalogue Note

inscriptions

al-faqir ‘abd al-husayn ibn …. Haji ja’far khan mi’marbashi
‘The needy ‘Abd al-Husayn ibn …. Haji Ja’far Khan, the Chief architect’

The 'Abd al-Husayn referred to here was most probably the patron of this tile. There is one reference on Haji Ja’far, an architect who lived during the reign of Muzaffar al-Din Shah to the early Pahlavi dynasty (d.1934). 

Arts of the Islamic World including Fine Rugs and Carpets

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