This striking turquoise‑and‑black bowl belongs to a group of ceramics known as Kubachi ware. Named for a village in the Caucasus where this pottery was discovered in quantity, such wares may have been produced elsewhere in northwestern Iran
POMEGRANATES AND LEAVES - Northern Iran or Western Central Asia (Timurid), 15th century - A large pottery dish of shallow rounded form with a sloping rim standing on a short foot, the reddish buff earthenware body coated inside and partially on the outside with a white slip on which the decoration has been painted in an elegant bichrome palette of crisp black and turquoise under a transparent, colourless lead glaze with a delicate crackle.
Charger | Origin: Iran | Period: mid-15th century Timurid period | Details: Timurid production of blue-and-white ceramics flourished in fifteenth-century Iran. The decoration of this large molded plate centers on a wheel-like motif. Its stylized octafoil design of alternating scale and wave patterns was adapted from Chinese models.