A KASHAN COBALT-BLUE AND LUSTRE POTTERY BOWL
CENTRAL PERSIA, EARLY 13TH CENTURY
Of conical form curving to rounded sides and a T-section rim on short foot, the white interior painted with a central blue outlined roundel flanked by six similar roundels, the central one with a six-panelled design within a brief reserved inscription band containing Persian verses, the side roundels each with a central vertical band of Persian calligraphy flanked by scrolling panels, a band of reserved calligraphy above containing the same verses, the rim with a similar band of script, the exterior with large stylised palmettes alternately outlined in blue below a band of reserved Arabic inscription, external glaze faded, single repaired break
7.7/8in. (19.8cm.) diam.