4 April 2006
A SAFAVID BLUE AND WHITE SOFT PASTE PORCELAIN DISH
PROBABLY KIRMAN, SOUTH EAST IRAN, FIRST HALF 17TH CENTURY
With narrow sloping rim on short foot, the interior painted with a central roundel of dense blue leafy vine around the figure of a dragon with arabesque tail, the cavetto plain, the rim with similar blue leafy meander border, the underside with simple blue floral sprays, a tassle mark under the foot, minimal retouched rim chip, hair crack, intact
9½in. (24cm.) diam.
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