Lot 1505: Islamic Calligraphic Flask
December 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 8th-10th century AD. A bronze flask with flared base, spherical body, slender neck, bell-shaped mouth; the body with a band of calligraphic text to the shoulder, rosettes to the body, the mouth with incised guilloche and six radiating knops. Cf. von Gladiss, A. Glanz und Substanz. Metallarbeitung in der Sammlung des Museums f?r Islamische Kunst, Berlin, 2012, item 19 for type. 233 grams, 14cm (5 1/2"). Private collection, London, UK; formerly with Persepolis Gallery, Mayfair, London, UK; in the 1980s.
Condition Report: Fair condition, base chipped.