A KASHAN LUSTRE POTTERY FRIEZE TILE, PERSIA, 13TH/14TH CENTURY
the raised naskh inscription in cobalt blue against a ground of golden lustre over an opacified tin glaze with scrolling foliage
20.5 by 40cm.
In good condition, intact, some minor abrasion to raised naskh script with few small sections with associated restoration and overpainting, and to corners, some hairline cracks to glaze, a chip visible to reverse of top left-hand corner, as viewed.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Sold in these rooms, 16 April 1987, lot 301.
Qur’an, chapter LXXVI (al-insan), part of verse 2.