Artist Kushana Bush 'always saw the world in flames, now, everyone else sees it that way too'
Artist Kushana Bush ‘always saw the world in flames, now, everyone else sees it that way too’
November 19, 2022

Lion form bronze incense burner made in eastern Iran or Afghanistan in the 11th or 12th century – £9000 at Chiswick Auctions. A private single-owner collection offered on October 28 focusing on the arts of Iran was offered in the morning session. It was the fourth tranche of this assemblage offered and all of the 89 lots found buyers – the second ‘white glove’ sale in Beatrice Campi’s career since she founded the department in 2018. Some fine pieces of metalwork were led by a 9in (22cm) incense burner in the form of a lion made in eastern Iran or Afghanistan in the 11th or 12th century. Such zoomorphic openwork bronze incense burners are perhaps the best-known metalwork creations of the Seljuk period in Iran although only a handful of complete period examples are known. They would doubtless command six-figure sums. This example had cost a small fortune when […]

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