SOLD: Rare 12th century bronze lion footed incense tray Islamic period Persia

SOLD: Rare 12th century bronze lion footed incense tray Islamic period Persia

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SOLD: Rare 12th century bronze lion footed incense tray Islamic period Persia

This is an exquisite and rare three footed bronze incense tray that is guaranteed to be over 900 years old.

It is a documented type (there is a similar one in the Berlin Museum as shown in the last image above) with three delightful lion shaped feet.

We have sold and observed numerous small trays of this type without feet and it is clear that the animal footed type are much rare and very difficult to locate in good condition.

The inside of the tray has roundels separating panels containing beautiful elongated Kufic benedictory inscriptions. There is some wonderful gold inlay on the inscription and on central boss which is an “endless knot” motif.

On the outside there are some running hounds between circular motifs.

There is some wonderful ancient patina on this amazing artefact with reddish-copper hues visible among the deep bronze colour. This incense tray is in very good, undamaged and unrepaired condition. We have seen similar trays with extensive corrosion sell for several thousand pounds.

Please note that this exquisite and rare early Islamic footed tray featured on the famous “Antiques Roadtrip” in 2010 where it was shown to James Braxton (Baildon, 2010).

This delightful piece has a diameter of 18cm and stands 8cm high.

This beautiful ancient Islamic work of art is from a Private North of England collection acquired in the 1970’s.

Prices are negotiable within reason so please contact us if you wish to discuss an item that is of interest.

If you purchase more than one item, we will offer a discount and combine shipping.

Shipping will be at cost and the buyer is responsible for any import/export fees or taxes.

We only ship using tracked services that require a signature on delivery.

Viewing is strictly by appointment and a minimum of 48 hours notice is required as no items are stored on site.

All of our Islamic Art is guaranteed to be genuine and as described.

We also further guarantee that our artefacts are legitimately sourced.

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Store Name: Islamique Antiques

Contact Number: 07837392006

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