This very finely potted fritware jar is similar by its technique and quality to a group of blue painted bowls probably originating from Samarkand and datable to the first half of the 15th century (Lisa Golombek et al., Tamerlane's Tableware, Toronto, 1996, p. 114, pl. 26-27). However, with its floral sprays delicately drawn in black, the decoration is more similar in style to that found on Kirman pottery vessels on blue or green ground from the first half of the 17th century which this jar would therefore have anticipated. A blue and white pottery jar of identical shape is in the Tareq Rajab Museum(Géza Fehérvári, Ceramics of the Islamic World, London, 2001, p. 237, no. 303).