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To Be Sold With No Reserve A group of lustre and Ladjvardina pottery tile shards,  Kashan,...

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Lot 346

To Be Sold With No Reserve
A group of lustre and Ladjvardina pottery tile shards, 

Starting Bid: £200

Estimate: £500 - £700

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Lot 346


To Be Sold With No Reserve

A group of lustre and Ladjvardina pottery tile shards, 

Kashan, central Iran, 12th century

The first, a fragmentary near square tile, with trefoils and palmettes in dotted and scrolling ground, the border with calligraphic inscription in loose naskh script, repaired from on break, some losses to the edges ; the second, a fragmentary star tile with a hare amidst leafy sprigs and floral sprays, the border with similar calligraphic inscription as the previous ; the third, the branch of a cross tile, with birds perched on an elegant scrolling foliated tendril highlighted in cobalt-blue, on dense scrolling ground, crisp lustre, fritted ; the fourth a fragment with scrolling tendrils highlighted in cobalt-blue with turquoise blue leaves, dulled, fritted ; the fifth and sixth, possibly from a moulded pottery tile, each with white scrolls and dulled red brush strokes, sandblasted

22 x 12.8cm., 15 x 12cm., 10.5 x 6.5cm., 7 x 10cm., and the two smaller Ladjvardina fragments, 7cm. across each (6)

Provenance: Property from a UK Collection acquired prior to 1979




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