A Persian blue ceramic dish, early 17th Century.

From either Meshed or Kashan, the dish is decorated with a nine-pointed flowerhead in white slip and set within a Charles II silver-gilt mount. It appears in the 1690 Devonshire Schedule, an inventory of a bequest from the Countess of Devonshire to her daughter, Anne, Countess of Exeter, under the heading: “Silver and Guilt things and Steele”: ‘A China salver with a Guilt border of Silver chased and a Guilt ffoot.’


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