A SAFAVID TINNED COPPER BOWL

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PERIOD: 17TH CENTURY

ORIGIN: Persia

DIMENSIONS: 18.8cm. diam. 9.4cm. height.

DESCRIPTION:
Of deep rounded form with a slightly everted rim, rising from a short thin foot, the body engraved with a design of Arabesques's and interlacing split and full palmettes, with a band under the rim comprising scrolling palmette vines, against a nielloed, hatched ground, base of foot with calligraphic stamp.

PROVENANCE: Sotheby's Sales Room London. inscriptions Under the base: bande-ye shah-e din [hu[sam al-din ‘The servant of the king of religion [Hu]sam al-Din’

CERTIFICATE: Comes with a certificate from the Art Loss Register.

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