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…

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…

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.

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.

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 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 Worcester (Flight, Barr and Barr) cabinet plate by Thomas Baxter, circa 1815 The cavetto fully painted by Thomas Baxter with a still life of six shells, naturalistically painted and arranged on a stone shelf amongst corals and seaweed, surrounded by a thin black line and a wide gold band, the blue border with a classical design in raised gold, 24cm diam, impressed crown and FBB, printed mark referring to Royal patronage

A Worcester (Flight, Barr and Barr) cabinet plate by Thomas Baxter, circa 1815 The cavetto fully painted by Thomas Baxter with a still life of six shells, naturalistically painted and arranged on a stone shelf amongst corals and seaweed, surrounded by a thin black line and a wide gold band, the blue border with a classical design in raised gold, 24cm diam, impressed crown and FBB, printed mark referring to Royal patronage

A Blue and White Chinese Export Porcelain Botanical `Merian` Plate c.1740-1750. 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 Blue and White Chinese Export Porcelain Botanical `Merian` Plate c.1740-1750. 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 Kashan underglaze decorated footed dish, Persia, circa 1200 of shallow form with flattened rim and high spreading foot, painted in shades of cobalt blue and black under a transparent glaze, the interior with a central knot-form medallion surrounded by six radial leaf-shaped motifs separated by black arabesques, the cavetto with a band of naskh reserved in black, the rim with a blue pseudo-kufic band on a leaf scroll ground, the back with a scalloped border above sprays of waterweed in…

A Kashan underglaze decorated footed dish, Persia, circa 1200 of shallow form with flattened rim and high spreading foot, painted in shades of cobalt blue and black under a transparent glaze, the interior with a central knot-form medallion surrounded by six radial leaf-shaped motifs separated by black arabesques, the cavetto with a band of naskh reserved in black, the rim with a blue pseudo-kufic band on a leaf scroll ground, the back with a scalloped border above sprays of waterweed in…

Swatow-type Zhangzhou Export Ware porcelain dish with rounded sides and everted rim. Two turquoise and black pheasant-like birds in the centre, with landscape in red, green and turquoise enamels. Turquoise and black fish dragons in the cavetto chasing flaming red pearls. (Ming dynasty)

Swatow-type Zhangzhou Export Ware porcelain dish with rounded sides and everted rim. Two turquoise and black pheasant-like birds in the centre, with landscape in red, green and turquoise enamels. Turquoise and black fish dragons in the cavetto chasing flaming red pearls. (Ming dynasty)

A chinese  porcelain dish with blue underglaze decoration; probably made in Jingdezhen for export to NW Europe  during the first decade of the realm of the Kangxi emperor; The  six-character Chenghua mark on the glazed foot area is  apocryphal . a circle of radiating panels, molded in petal-shape on the cavetto, surround a central flower display; the panels show pictures of the eight buddhist emblems alternating with small flowers.

A chinese porcelain dish with blue underglaze decoration; probably made in Jingdezhen for export to NW Europe during the first decade of the realm of the Kangxi emperor; The six-character Chenghua mark on the glazed foot area is apocryphal . a circle of radiating panels, molded in petal-shape on the cavetto, surround a central flower display; the panels show pictures of the eight buddhist emblems alternating with small flowers.

A Large Late Ming Kraakware Dish, Chongzhen Period (1627-1644) c.1640. 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 Large Late Ming Kraakware Dish, Chongzhen Period (1627-1644) c.1640. 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.

Large Zhangzhou Export Ware porcelain dish of Swatow type, with bracketed rim . Underglaze blue inside with a central roundel featuring ducks and waterfowl in a pond with aquatic plants and a grassy shoreline. Ogival panels around the cavetto alternating with egrets or lotus plants. (Ming dynasty)

Large Zhangzhou Export Ware porcelain dish of Swatow type, with bracketed rim . Underglaze blue inside with a central roundel featuring ducks and waterfowl in a pond with aquatic plants and a grassy shoreline. Ogival panels around the cavetto alternating with egrets or lotus plants. (Ming dynasty)

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