Porcelain Qizuo [stand] painted in underglaze blue. This hollow qizuo [stand] has a cylindrical body with bowed sides, a raised double ridge in the middle and no base. Both the large mouth and foot spread away from the body. It is decorated outside in very dark blue blurred cobalt tones. The upper and lower halves of the body are painted with calligraphic Arabic lettering immersed in ornamental leafy scroll work. Both of these bands are punctuated on either side by leafy scroll medallions. These, if positioned to north and south on the upper band, are then at east and west on the lower band. Around the central ridge is a double band of blue petals, the lower band inverted, outlined in white and with white details inside. The rim and foot are painted with elongated petals and with rosettes and palmettes on the underside of the top rim. The inside is glazed.
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