Subject matter The object bears a pseudo-Chinese mark on the base. It would seem that this ware is an indigenous Persian type which maintains the longstanding aspiration to Chinese standards of execution.
Physical Description This ceramic plate contains negative white designs of a cross at center surrounded by a band of floral motifs at the rim. The plate is a gray-white porcelain whit glossy glaze and wide crackle. The colors used are primarily gray and white. The object was fired upright and is slightly restored. It probably dates to the Shah Abbas Safavid period.
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