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Lot 222: AN IMPORTANT SASSANIAN OR EARLY ISLAMIC WHEEL-CUT GLASS DOCUMENT HOLDER, PERSIA, 5TH-7TH CENTURY |

Arts of the Islamic World

by Sotheby's

October 19, 2016

London, United Kingdom

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Description: of transparent pale yellow glass, of long cylindrical or tubular form with one rounded end and other end open with metal lid, the exterior decorated with honeycomb-like facet cuts

Condition Report: Remarkably intact, with some dirt encrustations within cut designs and light scratches, natural inclusions and bubbles to glass, the lid heavily oxidised and patinated, as viewed.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Dimensions: 49.5cm.

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