Large "Kubachi" blue & white pottery plate
The gently-sloping rim has a raised edge to hold a lid in place. The underglaze decoration is painted in shades of cobalt blue against a white background; the centre with a leafy floral spray; the cavetto with a frieze of rosettes & vines; the rim with a hatched wave and rock border.
Northern Persia (Azerbaijan)
Early Safavid period, 16th century
Diameter: 35.5 cm
Acquired by a Private Collector on the London market in the 1960s
Bonham's, Knightsbridge, 24/04/2002, lot 422
Acquired there by AXIA