The inscription around the rim is a quatrain and a benedictory couplet in Persian.
A very similar bowl, but broken and repaired, whose treatment of the decoration, and particularly the pierced arabesques is almost identical to that seen here, was sold in these Rooms 12 October 2004, lot 116. A closely related intact turquoise glazed bowl formerly in the Mrs Hilda C. Hanna Collection, was sold in these Rooms 4 April 2006, lot 123 (previously published by Medhi Bahrami, Gurgan Faiences, Cairo, 149, pl.XXIX). Please see also the note to the following lot.
A thermoluminescence test performed by Oxford Authentication, sample N107x2 on 27 June 2007 is consistent with the suggested dating of this bowl.