This Antique Glazed Porcelain Pottery Plate Was Initially Thought By Us To Be A Very Old Chinese Daoist Writing Plate. The Outer Edges As Far As The Black Wavey Outline And Flowers Are 100% Chinese Influence.The Writing On This Plate Though Islamic Is Very Similar In The Style Of Ancient Daoist Text. We Took This Plate To A Well Known Antiques Dealer And One Look And He Said "Its A Ming Dynasty Period Pottery Plate Made More Than Likely For Not Just The Islamic Market But A Royal". He Explained That The Detail Is Of Top Craft And More Than Likely Ment To Be Cherished In An Estate For Preservation, Than Just Mass Produced As Average Home Decor.
There Is Extensive Work And Detail Put Into It's Production Importance Noted, Much More Than Required Of A Standard Chinese Made For Islamic Market Item. He Based The Style, Use Of Heavy Glaze, Tone Of Glaze, Light Blueish Color Of Writing And Overall Color Of The Plates Porcelain In Aging Estimation Of 15th-16th Century. This Plate Is Scribed With Sacred Notes When Looking At The Swirls And Strokes Depicted To Formulate It's Writing Art Can Be Seen Within. Seeing The Text And It's Sharp But Smooth Flowing Figures Direct Your Mind Into Only Wanting To Focus On The Style And Nothing Beyond This Point. The Meaning Could Be Directed Towards Many Things Health, Increase Of Power, Healing & Protection Also Very Well Could Be A History Log.
One Thing Is Clear This Plate Is Ultra Unique Boasting Not Only Sacred Text But Having All Of The Calling Cards Of A High End Collectable. Depictions Of Fine Painted Roses Both Orange & Red, Green Bushes And Blue Flowers All Connected By One Black Vine. If You Have Not Yet Noticed The Double Black Ring Well It Is Iconic As Far As Chinese Influence As Well And Very Important. Front Of The Lines You Get What Appears As Hearts This Is Not So This Is Yet Another Ancient Well Known Chinese Symbol.
Which Alone Translates For Many Of Things Being Part Of Many Characters & Symbols But Points Most Of The Time To Religious Protection. Note These Symbols Are At The Edge Of The Plate Protecting All Knowledge Within Complementing The Islamic Meaning. We Have Taken Pictures In Low And High Lighting So That You Will Be Able To See Everything As Some Things In High Lighting May Be Missed.The Features To The Plate Are Outstanding And Took True Skill. This Is An Ancient Form Of Firing No Back Stamp Needed The Bottom Verify's It's Era Along With The Sacred Islamic Writing And Heavy Chinese Influence. This Plate Was More Than Likely Commissioned For The High End Islamic Market Sultan Family And Friends Or Upper Class Members Of Society.
Before We Get To Far I Must Mention That The Scribing Is Painted In Ancient Color Tone Almost A Teal Blue This Color Is Highly Collected When Noticed. There Is A Perfectly (BLUE) Filled Spot Frontside Picture Directly Side Of The Writing Unique Stamp? The Bottom Is Ultra Unique Having More Than One Spindle Ring This Is Very Rare To See This As So. This Once Again Points To Ancient Technique Used In The Production Of This Antique Charger. Great Pictures Have Been Taken To Give You Full Insight.
This Antique Piece Will Need Cleaning We Do Not Believe In Cleaning Items This Old Age Is Verification We Must Leave This Up To You. There Is A Finger Print In Ink Next To The Symbol In Frontside. We Think It Was Done Originally As It Seems To Be Part Of The Plate And Was Glazed Over Very Nice Addition To This Piece Really.The Measurements Are As Follows W- 10" x H- 1.50" The Frontside Inner Image Is 6" Wide Backside Center Ring W- 4.50" And The Widest Ring Underside W- 6.50. What A Wonder If The Wording Is Ever Figured Out Who Knows What Great Knowledge Shall You Receive. Please Look Up The Rarity Of Such Pieces With Sacred Text You Will See Very FEW With Such Extensive Writing As This One. This Piece Should Be In A Museum Or Your Collection The Writing Almost Appears To Be Top CODE. Once Again This Piece Contains Hidden Knowledge This Scribing Is Better Than Any Back Stamp Any Day. Collectors Love These Unknown, Known And Sacred Symbols This Is Why Antique Un-Stamped Pieces With Royal Text Sell For Millions Also Just As Back Stamped Pieces. The item "RARE ANTIQUE CHINESE MING PORCELAIN POTTERY PLATE SULTAN ISLAMIC ARABIC ART OLD" is in sale since Sunday, May 6, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Plates". The seller is "arterature_gallery" and is located in Lawrenceville, Georgia. This item can be shipped worldwide.