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Post by ClaraIreland2 on April 17th 2016, 11:23 am

This is an old antique pottery vessel with a turquoise "relief" pattern. It has a script on the underside which I hope someone can identify for me. If you are able to identify its origins, date it would be much appreciated. Many thanks in anticipation, never disappointed by the expert help given via this site.




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Post by NaomiM on April 17th 2016, 1:22 pm

Middle eastern; Turkish-Moroccan?

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Post by hercules brabazon on April 17th 2016, 2:21 pm

Looks quite close to some of the Bombay School of Art work (which was marketed commercially in Britain):

http://www.20thcenturyforum.com/t15157-islamic-charger-plate-bombay-school-of-art-pottery-vase-india?highlight=bombay
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Post by NaomiM on April 17th 2016, 3:20 pm

Islamic/Persian turquoise decoration.

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Post by Calusa on April 29th 2016, 8:52 pm

Looks like antique Persian to me.
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Post by Mordeep on April 30th 2016, 12:30 am

Highly likely it's Bombay school of art. Attached is a link to a photo bucket image of the back of a BSOA charger. The Bombay school appear to have signed in an ancient Indian alphabet called nagari script and yours looks to be the same.

http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af297/RoyJ99/DSCF1084_zpse7218e53.jpg

People do confuse this stuff with Persian or middle eastern pottery due to the heavy use of flowers and leaves in decoration. But the colours are often very different. If you ever get a chance to handle some of the old Islamic pottery you will also find they tend to be very light and finely thrown. The Bombay school ones I have handled tend to be thicker and dare I say more rustic (possibly reflecting the students that made them)?     

Here is a link to a great article on the School. It's an interesting read.

http://julieromain.com/PUBLICATION_MEDIA/Bombay_Pottery.pdf
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Post by ClaraIreland2 on June 30th 2016, 11:21 am

Many apologies for not acknowledging your help earlier. I really appreciate your assistance in identifying the maker. Very Interesting for me to develop more insight into the contrasts between different cultures' pottery. Thanks again
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