23 October 2007
A SAFAVID BLUE, BLACK AND WHITE SOFT PASTE PORCELAIN DISH
PROBABLY MESHED, NORTH EAST IRAN, FIRST HALF 17TH CENTURY
With narrow sloping lightly cusped rim on short foot, the centre with a stylised vase filled with a scroll case, gourd vase and flowers, in a frame of scrolling panels, the cavetto and rim incised with a band of concentric cloud panels linked by arabesques, the exterior with a narrow blue and white frame around the foot, the underside of the foot with an imitation tassle mark, repaired breaks
18½in. (47cm.) diam.
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Elke Niewöhner, Islamische Kunst, Kestner-Museum Hannover, Hannover, 1991, no.57, p.39 and enlarged detail p.4.
Kestner Museum, Hannover, 1991-2004
A very similar dish is in the Victoria and Albert Museum (Yolande Crowe, Persia and China, London, 2002, no.38, p.67); another example, more damaged, was sold in these Rooms 12 October 2004, lot 89.
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