An early 18th century Safavid blue and white charger, with painted decoration under a transparent, colorless glaze.
The blue underglaze liberally painted assymetric patterns of a multitude of flowers, ferns and plants are centrally designed within a strict lobed circular centre reminiscent of kraak Wanli period chinese porcelien.
Despite this chinese influence, this charger retains its Iranian appearance and character in its typical colours and staining. The floral decoration is painted in light and darker shades of cobalt blue contrasting against the off white field. The outline of the drawings are painted in a slightly darker cobalt blue, again a typical Safavid feature.
Diameter: 29cm, Depth: 6.5cm