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Islamic Art - Property of a European Collector Part II

 
  Lot 152
 

A PERSIAN CEREMONIAL STEEL AXE WITH GOLD-DAMASCENED HEAD (TABARZIN)
Iran, 18th - 19th century

A PERSIAN CEREMONIAL STEEL AXE WITH GOLD-DAMASCENED HEAD (TABARZIN)
PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTOR
Iran, 18th - 19th century

The cylindrical steel shaft ending in a dome-shaped pommel and enhanced with four gold-damascened horizontal fretwork bands, the axe head with typical crescentic cutting edge, embellished with a central panel of gold-damascened floral bloom with roses and stylised lotus flowers, framed within a band of rosette sprays, the butt with a central rosette and interlocking floral sprays, 48cm long.

For a similar tabarzin, once part of the same collection, please refer to our past sale, Islamic Art - From a European Private Collection, 22 July 2020, lot 31.

Christie's London, 28 April 1998, lot 120.

Sold for £1,062

Includes Buyer's Premium


 

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