A large Safavid blue and white soft paste porcelain dish. Safavid Iran, second half 17th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2007
With sloping rim on short with dense blue floral design, the centre with five blossoms and a meandering leafy vine, the interstices with scrolling decoration, the cavetto with similar vine and scrolls, punctuated at regular intervals with a large blossom, the rim with a thin line of gold, the exterior with more delicate vine and soft triangular motifs, some wear of glaze to rim; 19in. (48.3cm.) diam. Price Realized £6,600
Christie's. Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds, 17 April 2007, London, King Street.