Belle albarelle « lajvardina » aux phénix

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Belle albarelle « lajvardina » aux phénix
Beautiful "lajvardina" albarelle with phoenixes Siliceous ceramic medicine jar with cylindrical body and beaded neck, decorated with "lajvardina" low-fire and gold leaf on a cobalt-blue glaze. Decorated with three phoenixes encircled by friezes of Greek crosses. Old "73" sales label on shoulder. Condition: restorations on the body with small chips, and part of the neck redone with traces of firing defects. Sold as is. Ilkhanid Iran, late 13th-mid 14th century Height 24 cm; Diam. 14 cm; Diam. inner opening 6.5 cm HEAVILY REPAINTED Provenance : - Former Pierre Abrami collection (Istanbul, 1879-Paris, 1945) - Estate of Monsieur A. (1922 - 2022) Published : Maître Maurice Rheims, Collection d'un amateur d'objets de la Perse (Abrami), Faïences persanes..., Paris, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, June 28, 1950, lot 73; Maître François de Ricqlès, Art d'Orient, art russe et militaria du Caucase, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, March 15, 1995, lot 17. The "lajvardina" decoration is certainly the most sumptuous Iranian decoration of the medieval period. Albarelles were once used to transport and store medical or pharmaceutical substances, and their shape was later exported to Europe. Albarelles with "lajvardina" decoration are rare, and are more often found with "Sultanabad" decoration. See Oliver Watson, Ceramics of Iran. Islamic Pottery from the Sarikhani Collection, Yale University Press, 2020, cat. 178, p. 343, for a bottle with "lajvardina" decoration on a cobalt-blue ground, adorned with a phoenix. Expert : Laure Soustiel ; laure@soustiel.com (+33 6 09 47 27 31)
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