A KASHAN TURQUOISE GLAZED BOWL
CENTRAL PERSIA, EARLY 13TH CENTURY
Of rounded form with vertical sides on short foot, the interior painted under the glaze in cobalt-blue and black with a central roundel of very fine interlaced panels surrounded by a broad band of drop-shaped cartouches alternating with waterweed-motifs, the rim pierced through the body to leave a band of interlaced fleshy leafy vine, the exterior with waterweed-motifs divided by paired radiating cobalt-blue lines, repaired, slight restoration
8in. (20.4cm.) diam.