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Western Asiatic Sassanian Gilt Silver Boat-Shaped Bowl with Birds

Antiquities - Western Asiatic


LOT 0331

Estimate
GBP (£) 10,000 - 14,000
EUR (€) 11,410 - 15,980
USD ($) 13,790 - 19,310

Opening Bid: £9,000 (EUR 10,273; USD 12,413)
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WESTERN ASIATIC SASSANIAN GILT SILVER BOAT-SHAPED BOWL WITH BIRDS
3rd-7th century AD

A silver oval bowl with gilded band to the upper edge decorated with a running frieze of repousse birds either side of a plant; body sloping to the rounded base. 308 grams, 24cm (9 1/2").

Condition
Very fine condition.

Provenance
Property of a North London lady; gifted from her father's collection; formerly with a Mayfair gallery, London, UK; previously acquired in the 1980s. Accompanied by X-Ray Fluorescence metal analysis certificate number 00958-2018WB.

Literature
See Carter, M. and Grabar, O. Sasanian Silver: Late Antique and Early Mediaeval Arts Of Luxury From Iran, Michigan, 1967, for discussion.

Date
Tuesday 22nd May 2018 to Sunday 27 May 2018: Ancient Art, Antiquities & Coins

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