Islamic Art :
C Collection : Pair of large and flat gilded and enamelled glass plates
Pair of large and flat gilded and enamelled glass plates - CB.177
Origin: Vienna, Austria
1.5" (3.8cm) high
x 14" (35.6cm) wide
Additional Information: AS
Location: Great Britain
The most spectacular enamelled objects of the
Islamic culture were produced by Egyptian and
Syrian glassmakers in the Ayyubid and Mamluk
periods, especially from the mid-thirteenth to
the late fourteenth century.
Flat plates, such as this, were a rather
common form of the Viennese Lobmeyr
Its geometric decoration combines six circles
drawn in a radial pattern around a central star.
The pleasant chromatic contrast of white and
yellow enamels, and gilding emphasises the
elements of both the geometric and the
motifs of the design.
Comparable Reference: Lot 231, Christies, Sale
7715, Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds, 31
March 2009, London.