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Kashan Rooster-headed Lustre Pitcher

Auction:
2927B
Lot:
20
Sold for:
$7,380$6,000

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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 2927B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 16, 2016 11:00AM

Description:

Kashan Rooster-headed Lustre Pitcher, Persia, possibly 13th/14th century, quatrefoil ribbed body with molded human forms on four sides, the neck narrowing and flaring to end in a molded rooster-head mouth, all decorated with brown lustre glaze, the body decorated with depictions of seated figures alternating with arabesques and bands of Kufic script, ht. 9 3/4 in.

Provenance: Estate of Irma Weiss.

Note: H. Kevorkian collection and Persian Exhibition New York 1940 stickers on base.
Estimate $5,000-7,000

Restoration to neck and mouth rim of ewer, minor chip to mouth rim, surface scratches and wear to glaze.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Irma Weiss, Islamic art, Lustre, Mineralogy

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