The art of blue pottery:
This large bottle was made in Iran in 17th century Safavid Iran, probably at Kirman. Unlike much of the earlier Iranian pottery of this period, both the shape and the decoration using coloured slip and underglaze blue showcase elements of native Islamic design and tradition, rather than imitate Chinese designs.
The Wrath Of Khan.
The Great Ghengis Khan and his marauding Mongols, apart from the usual plundering and pillaging during their invasion of Persia in 1220, razed the key pottery manufacturing centres of Nishapaur, Ray, Kashan and Jorjan. As they traded pottery on the Silk Road along with the Persians, maybe they were vying for a trade advantage, along with getting information on their unique production techniques.
More blue. ( astro/numero babble )
The blue color is ruled by the planet Jupiter which has just entered a 7 year transit through Piceas. This only occurs every 84 years and it is an auspicious combination. As 3 is also ruled by Jupiter, along with the powerful 21, 2010 is destined to be a pivotal year, especially for spiritual, intuitive and artistic growth, particularly beyond the second half of the year.
Dutch Deft 1730
Japanese Cup ( Chawan )
Roman cobalt blue glass aryballos –
( Sasson Ancient Art )
Fritware, underglaze painted in blue and turquoise, glazed. Iznik 1535 – 1540
Box Chinoiserie from Delft, Netherlands
A Rare Safavid Blue And White Globular Footed Huqqa Base, Persia, 17th Century. photo Sotheby’s
A. F. Simpson Vase –
Moonlit landscape of Spanish moss and live oak trees, 1927
Magda Smoleńska – floating water
Turquoise glaze tall Chinese ceramic vase ( Ruby Lane )
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