کاسه سفالی بزرگ نیشاپور، قرن 10 میلادی A LARGE NISHAPUR FIGURAL POTTERY BOWL NORTH-EAST IRAN, 10TH CENTURY Of rounded form on short foot, with slightly sloping rim, the black and yellow decoration over cream ground, the centre with a large stylized bird in foliage, the cavetto with a band of circular medallions, each with a bird, the rim with a band of kufic script repeating the word baraka (benediction), restored, areas of repainting 31.4cm diam.
CHONGZHEN 1627 - 1644 Kraakware A Large Late Ming Kraakware Dish, Chongzhen Period The Barbed Saucer Shaped Dish Decorated in Blue and White with Peony and Daylily Issuing From a Scholar`s Rock. The Cavetto with Typical Kraak Panels of Birds.
A Blue and White Chinese Export Porcelain Botanical `Merian` Plate The Center Painted with a Butterfly or Moth Hovering Over Two Large Caterpillars on a Spray of Iris and Clematis. The Cavetto and Border with Intricate Strapwork Designs.
A LARGE SAFAVID POTTERY BOWL IRAN, 17TH CENTURY On straight foot with slightly rounded body, the blue painted central decoration with a crane and clouds in the centre and stylised pavillions in a landscape around the cavetto, the exterior with cusped floral medallions interspersed with flying cranes, a band of floral arabesques below the rim
A finely painted century blue and white porcelain dish, Yongzheng period The centre decorated with two elegant ladies in a garden with a banana plant. They are at a table with a Qin (a lute type instrument). The cavetto with ‘The Three Friends of Winter’.
A RARE AND IMPORTANT EARLY IZNIK POTTERY BOWL OTTOMAN TURKEY, CIRCA 1510 Of deep rounded form rising from short foot slightly widening at the base, the white interior decorated in two shades of blue with a central roundel filled with elegant rumi arabesque reserved against a cobalt-blue ground, the roundel with a minor chequered border, the cavetto with usual design of cypress trees growing from grassy tufts which also issue swaying branches from which grow wide semicircular fanned flowers…