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Ext RARE Islamic Khorasan Tripod 750+yrs old GUARANTEED genuine Persian Khurasan

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Seller: islamiqueantiques_dot_com (1,096) 100%, Location: New York, New York, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 281838353518 Exceptionally Rare and beautiful Khorasan Bronze Three Legged Stand 750+ years oldSilver & GOLD inlay remnants with intricate detail and designs.Guaranteed GENUINEMuseum piece: less than TWO examples known - Try find another one!!!RRP: £30,000+Amazing vibrant & colourful ancient patina!Highly trusted seller with 30 years experience in antiques!FREE INSURED SHIPPING BackgroundThis is an extremely rare artefact from the master metal workers of the Khorasan region.While you will find hundreds of trays, vases, inkwells, bottles and bowls – only a handful of these tripod/three Legged stands are known to exist. They are so obscure that their original purpose is yet to be established.Whatever their original purpose, these three legged stands are very rare.I have found a MINIATURE version of this tripod (see final photographs): it was EXCAVATED along with a pomander (pierced vase) and they appear to be a set.If you want to spend your money on something made in Cairo recently and that pretends to be an 'antique' then please go ahead and buy the so-called "Mamluk revival" modern reproductions that are being flogged on eBay. Just remember that these so called revival pieces can be made to order TODAY in the metal workshops of Cairo a lot cheaper than they are being sold on eBay. However, if you are looking for a piece of HISTORY and a genuine artefact that maybe NO ONE else in the world owns then please read on!DescriptionThere is an amazing amount of detail and workmanship on this piece. It was obviously made for someone very important. Starting at the bottom, each leg comprises of a thick padded paw like a lion's foot. Just above the foot is something very unusual and only found on these rare tripods: a 'demon' head (read the description from Christies below). Just above this is a flat section which is engraved with typical Khorasan designs (there is some silver inlay remnant here). Then is the very stylised lion (protome) with the heads protuding from each tripod leg. Just behind each lion head is a panel containing a Kufic calligraphic phrase which is either “Barakah” or “Al Malik”. DimensionsThis rare and unusual Khorasan artefect stands 190mm tall with a diameter of 170mm. ConditionThis artefact is in excellent condition with areas of wear that result in an overall wonderful ancient patina. This artefact is excavated and has all the associated wear and tear that one would expect from an ancient piece that has been in the ground for several centuries.There is some minor corrosion, some areas of verdigris (stable) and minor losses.Please note that one leg has been repaired and this is reflected in the price. ReferencesThere is one example in the famous Aga Khan Collection which is inlaid with silverLink not working - please message me and I will send you a link to the Aga Khan Museum exampleIn fact - the one in the Aga Khan Museum came from a London sale in 2001 that sold for GB47,000/US$67,000.00:Therefore: there is one in the Aga Khan Museum which was the same one sold in 2001 and then there is this one that I have listed here: ONLY TWO KNOWN examples of this wonderful work of art!The price and desirability of rare and early Islamic metal work has increased significantly since 2001 and I would estimate that the above example would be worth no less than USD$150,000 today IF they ever came on the market!Lifetime Warranty: This item will come with a Certificate of Authenticity that provides a guarantee for LIFETIME that it is as described.Estimate: £20,000-£30,000.Also see our other rare & unusual items and visit our website: Islamique Antiques dot com ! TERMS & CONDITIONS OF SALEBy placing a bid, you have agreed to the following terms and conditions.According to eBay rules - winning bidders should contact seller within 3 days of the end of the listing.All sales are final and no returns accepted – read the item description and look at the photos – bid as you feel appropriate.NO BIDDERS WITH LESS THAN 10 FEEDBACK unless they contact me first.If you bid without contacting me first (via the ‘Ask seller a question’ link at top of listing page), your bid may not be accepted and the item offered to the second highest bidder or re-listed. You will also be blocked from bidding on future items – there are some fine items to be listed soon….It is the buyer’s responsibility to pay for any taxes, licences, charges or fees for import, etc.If you do not pay for insurance, shipping is at your risk.DO NOT BID IF YOU ARE NOT GOING TO PAY!Overseas bidders PAYPAL ONLY.Please note that payment is due within 3 daysCheques only acceptable from UK Banks in sterling.Payment by UK sterling cheque - Item(s) despatched after cheque clears.Please DO NOT leave your questions until the last couple of hours of the listing!If you do leave your questions late – don’t expect a prompt reply as I am sometimes away from my computer when a listing ends.I am not an expert so unless otherwise stated - opinion is based on research or sources quoted.All dimensions and measurements are approximate.If you do not pay insurance – item is sent at buyer’s risk. Furthermore, if you pay with Paypal and want your item to be covered by Paypal protection – you have to pay insurance. Otherwise, do not expect an item to be covered for any loss or damage.Postage / shipping quoted is approximate as items listed are usually weighed prior to being packaged. Under eBay regulations, postage can be quoted after auction is complete. I try to provide an accurate shipping cost but bidders should note actual postage will be quoted with invoice as items are packed after the auction closes. Condition: Please see listing for full details, Material: Bronze

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