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A Safavid Blue and White Dish, Persia, 17th Century - Photo Sotheby's

of deep rounded form, decorated in varying shades of underglaze cobalt blue and outlined in black, the centre featuring storks in a setting of rounded rocks, grass and a tree, with a cloudband border, the rim with a band of alternating geometric, scrolling and flying stork motifs, between roundels with stylized floral scrolls, the reverse with mountain and grass pattern and pseudo-Chinese marks to base; 40.5cm. diam. Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP. Unsold.

Sotheby's, Arts of the Islamic World, London | 05 Oct 2011 www.sothebys.com