Safavid Monochrome Charger
This large pottery turquoise-glazed monochrome gadrooned dish was made in Iran during the 17th century. The highly sought after Chinese celadon wares were still in high demand in Persia. Resultantly, they made their own local brightly-glazed monochrome wares. There is a nearly idential 17th century turquoise dish in Oliver Watson, Ceramics From Islamic Lands, Thames & Hudson Ltd, London, 2004, Cat. U.18 DISH, p. 465. In addition, The Victoria & Albert Museum, London, has a 17th century monochrome ewer with a vivid turquoise-glaze, Accession Number 620-1889. Click here to see the monochrome ewer in the V&A Museum.