Mashad or Nishapur Timurid Bowl, second half of the fifteenth century Persia. These ceramic bowls were inspired by the ceramics of China, specifically by their peculiar shade of blue (called Chinese Blue). The bowls would be decorated with lotus flowers, as this one is, dragons, or even ducks! 

Mashad or Nishapur Timurid Bowl, second half of the fifteenth century Persia. These ceramic bowls were inspired by the ceramics of China, specifically by their peculiar shade of blue (called Chinese Blue). The bowls would be decorated with lotus flowers, as this one is, dragons, or even ducks!