27 April 2004
A KASHAN TURQUOISE GLAZED POTTERY BOWL
CENTRAL IRAN, 13TH CENTURY
Of rounded form rising from the spreading foot, the interior painted under the brilliant turquoise glaze with a large black central floral roundel within a black band of elegant reserved naskh inscription, cobalt-blue rim above thin black band, the exterior with meandering stylised tendril motif, minute rim repair, extensive silvery iridescence on exterior
9 7/8in. (19.9cm.) diam.
Guidi, Florence, 1963
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The inscriptions comprise a Persian quatrain and two benedictory Persian couplets.
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