6 October 2009
A LARGE SAFAVID BLUE, BLACK AND WHITE SOFT PASTE PORCELAIN DISH
PROBABLY KIRMAN, SOUTH EAST IRAN, FIRST HALF 17TH CENTURY
With sloping sides rising from short foot, the white interior painted in cobalt-blue and black with a central vase with floral sprays against a dense floral ground, the cavetto with scrolling vine and a band of stylised reciprocal palmettes, minor chips to rim, metal foot a later replacement
17½in. (44.5cm.) diam.
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