Lot 228: A LARGE AND IMPRESSIVE ILKHANID LUSTRE MIHRAB TILE, PERSIA, 13TH/14TH CENTURY |

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Description: moulded in relief with an opacified tin glaze enhanced with cobalt blue and turquoise over-decorated in lustre, the central arched panel enclosing an inscription on a ground of spiralling floral tendrils, split-palmettes within the spandrels, bordered by a calligraphic band also in relief, set in old metal mount
Dimensions: 48 by 36.5cm.
Condition Report: In fairly good condition, intact, the lustre is generally bright, with chips and abrasions scattered throughout surface and old restorations including overpainting with some discoloration, some old dirt encrustations, has been set in old metal mount with six clasps around the borders, original firing lines visible to reverse, recently cleaned by a professional restorer, for advice on re-mounting, please consult a professional restorer, as viewed..
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Saleroom Notice: Please note that although the provenance for this tile is correct in that it was purchased by Émile Moreau, Governor of the Bank of Algeria, then Governor of the Banque of France in the first half of the 20th century, the accompanying receipt published in the catalogue refers to other artworks, and not the present lot.
Provenance: Purchased on 2 March 1922 by the uncle of the consignor's grandfather, Émile Moreau (1868–1950), Governor of the Bank of Algeria, then Governor of the Banque of France. 
Thence by descent.

This work is accompanied by a copy of the original purchase invoice:
'Musée Oriental, Maison Raoutsi Ben Kalfate, Esplanade de Méchouar, Tlemcen, Algérie, 2 Mars 1922'.
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