A Safavid Dish



Circa 1700

22.2 cm across

Chinese ‘Jade’ mark in black

Decorated with a stylised carnation and saz leaf in a Persian style adapted from a Chinese design. The border has been decorated with a brown wash. The reverse with an accurate copy of a Chinese kraak dish.

This type of material is sometimes called stone-paste or fritware; a fairly low fired ware made to imitate the Chinese porcelain that passed through Iran on the Silk route. Although it succeeds in being slightly translucent it is not a true porcelain.


Three long cracks from the edge of the rim with associated staining

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