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A Sassanian or early Islamic silver ewer with vertical fluting, Persia, 7th-8th century

A Sassanian or early Islamic silver ewer with vertical fluting, Persia, 7th-8th century

A Sassanian or early Islamic silver ewer with vertical fluting, Persia, 7th-8th century

of bulbous form with grooves, standing on a tall waisted foot, the tapering neck leading to an open flat spout, the scrolling handle attached to the neck and body by terminals in the shape of animal heads, the foot and shoulder with a globular ring between two bands of silver gilt


27.2cm. height

In overall good condition, some areas of oxidation consistent with age, as viewed.


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The Wyvern Collection, London (no.2637).
Formerly in a private collection, Japan, since 1960s.
M. Aimone, The Wyvern Collection: Byzantine and Sasanian Silver, Enamels and Works of Art, London, 2020, cat. no.63
Please see catalogue note to previous lot.