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Lot 86

To Be Sold With No Reserve A lustre-painted glass cup,  Egypt or Syria, the glass 8th-9th...

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Lot 86

To Be Sold With No Reserve
A lustre-painted glass cup, 
Egypt or Syria, the glass 8th-9th...

Current Bid: £160

Estimate: £400 - £600

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Lot 86

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To Be Sold With No Reserve

A lustre-painted glass cup, 

Egypt or Syria, the glass 8th-9th century, Byzantine period, the decoration possibly added later

The pale blue green glass cup of deep form, decorated with a lattice design in dark red and gold to lower body with the underside of the rim plain, 

6cm high x 10.5cm wide

Provenance: Previously in the Private Collection of the Vicomte Aimé Olivier de Sanderval (1840-1919), France and thence by descent; Collection D’Art Africain du Vicomte Aimé Olivier de Sanderval sale, Hotel des Ventes Mediterranée, 30th Nov 2013, Lot 72; With Galerie Cybele, Paris, acquired from the above sale (accompanied by French cultural passport 142048); Private Collection of Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah Al Thani (inventory number BELC590); acquired from the above 6th February 2015

 

 

 

The body is nearly complete but not intact. Restorations have been made to broken areas, with areas of consolidation along break lines, with extremely minor chips and areas of infill. Restoration to the gilt painting on outer surface.  

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For a parallel see a glass cup in the Corning museum signed by Sunbat and dated 750-799AH (possibly 786-787AH) attributed to Damascus, Syria (Corning Museum of Glass, New York 69.1.1)

Vicomte Aimé Olivier de Sanderval (1840-1919) was born in Lyon, the second of three brothers. He attended the lycée Saint-Louis in Paris and the Parisian Central School of Arts and Manufactures. Alongside Pierre Michaux, De Sanderval went on to become an early manufacturer of the velocipede (an early form of the bicycle) after travelling across France on one with his brother René.

A long-time admirer of French explorer René Caillié, de Sanderval himself explored much of ‘Lower and Middle Guinea’. He visited Labé in 1875 and travelled to Timbo by way of Boké twice, in 1880 and 1888. For many years, de Sanderval lived in the Labé and Timbo regions, and persuaded the almamy, the leader of the imamate of Futa Jallon, to grant him sizable territorial concessions. He even had coins struck while trying to establish his own realm in the Fouta Djallon region in what is now Guinea. Although the almamy’s earlier concessions were taken away from him, they played a part in the creation of a French protectorate over the Fouta Djallon area. At some point, King Luís I of Portugal bestowed on him the title comte de Sanderval. He settled down in Conakry, and the Sandervalia district of the city is named after him.

This bowl features the lustre-painted, or ‘stained’, technique which was used in Egypt and Syria from the seventh to the ninth century. Pigments containing silver and/or copper were applied to the glass and then fired in a kiln at a low temperature. The pigment is then “absorbed” beneath the surface through a chemical reaction and permanently colours – or stains – the glass, becoming part of its atomic structure

 

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