A superb quality antique 18th-19th century, Multan, Punjab, India (now Pakistan), Islamic ceramic large dish of shallow form on a straight foot finely hand painted under crackle glaze in turquoise and cobalt-blue on a white ground the center with two cartouches containing Arabic Thuluth calligraphy on the background decorated with an elegant floral spray, the rim with controlled cobalt blue drips.
REFERENCES 1.Comparable Multan dish was sold at Christie's South Kensington ARTS & TEXTILES OF THE ISLAMIC & INDIAN WORLDS 9 October 2015. SOLD for GBP 3,000 / USD 4,608
2. Another related Multan dish was for sale at Sotheby’s London Art of Imperial India 09 October 2013 priced GBP 3,000 / USD 4,608
MEASUREMENTS Diameter: 48.2 cm (19 inches) Height: 6.2 cm (2.44 inches)
WEIGHT: Approximately over 4 kg (8 pounds)
CONDITION: In its original good condition with nice patina and good signs of age and usage, some flaking from age on the rim of the plate, no cracks, repairs, or restoration
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