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Lot 230: A RARE MAMLUK ENGRAVED BRASS BASIN FROM THE REIGN OF SULTAN QAYTBAY (1468-96), EGYPT, LATE 15TH CENTURY
19 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: the rounded, slightly convex body with faceted sides leading to a hammered lower ridge, the central band with alternating cartouches containing calligraphic inscriptions and entwined split-arabesques between bands of foliate designs, the underside hammered with s-shaped grooves containing vegetal and abstrac patterns, featuring heraldic blazons to sides, centre of interior and underside
In fair condition, some oxidisation particularly visible to interior with some encrustation, three minor cracks to centre of base, discoloration, old restorations and rubbing, as viewed.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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