Abbasid or Fatimid rock crystal miniature cosmetic bowlW122
A rock crystal miniature elliptical bowl on an oval pad foot and with an incised line on the outer surface below the rim. The small scale and highly tactile polished interior suggest that this vessel may have been used for cosmetics.
Fatimid or Abbasid, 9th to 10th Century AD
1.2 x 3.1 cms
A couple of minor ancient surface chips otherwise intact. Supplied with a custom-made hardwood and bronze display stand
Ex. Galerie La Reine Margot, Paris, France. The gallery (now closed) was founded in 1938 and supplied antiquities to numerous artists and major collections in the mid 20th Century.
This vessel bears some comparison with another miniature crystal bowl offered by Bonhams and attributed to the Abbasid period: