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Lot 117. A Safavid blue and white dish, Persia, 18th century; 41.9cm. diam. Estimate 3,000 — 4,000 GBP. Lot Sold 3,125 GBP. Photo: Sotheby’s 2014

of shallow rounded form with everted rim, decorated with a dark cobalt blue underglaze, the well with a roundel depicting a cricket amongst tall foliage and flying birds, the cavetto with alternating cartouches containing floral motifs and birds between bands with stems, the exterior with stylised foliate blossoms, pseudo-mark to base.

Sotheby’s. Arts of the Islamic World, Londres | 08 oct. 2014