This exceptional over-sized Serapi is an achievement in both scale and balance. Drawn almost reminiscently of a classical Persian medallioned book-binding, elongated ivory cartouches of Persian verse, most probably containing the poetry of either the master Hafez or Saadi, encapsulate the inner perimeter. Perfectly articulated stylized flowers with floral heads composed of flame-palmettes radiate from the quatrefoil medallion. Reciprocal quarters paint a host of colorful trees and vegetation derived from classical Persian and eighteenth-century drawing against an indigo ground while tendrils of arabesque run throughout the vibrant red ground.
- Being sold on behalf of a Martha's Vineyard owner.
- 11' 6"
- 19' 5"
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