Arts of the Islamic World & India including Fine Rugs and Carpets

Arts of the Islamic World & India including Fine Rugs and Carpets

View full screen - View 1 of Lot 84. 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

Auction Closed

March 30, 12:47 PM GMT

Estimate

40,000 - 60,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

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

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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.