Lot 1487: Islamic Buffware Decorated Bowl
December 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 10th-12th century AD. A bell-shaped ceramic bowl with cream glaze, basal ring, scene to the inner face of a frieze of advancing birds amid foliage larger bird to the centre. See Lane, A. Early Islamic Pottery: Mesopotamia, Egypt & Persia, London, 1947 for discussion. 446 grams, 21.5cm (8 1/2"). Property of a European collector living in London; acquired before 2000. This type of pottery is typical of that produced at Nishapur, Iran, capital of the Tahirid dynasty. Wares of several distinct types were made here, the most distinctive of which have a red of buff body and designs in several colours, black, green, red and bright yellow being the most usual, under a colourless glaze. The pottery is mostly thin, with widely flaring sides. It was exported as far as Central Asia, notably Samarkand.
Condition Report: Fine condition, restored.