A KASHAN BLUE AND WHITE POTTERY BOTTLE CENTRAL IRAN, LATE 12TH CENTURY The spherical body on spreading foot rising to a tubular neck with deep cup-shaped mouth with flaring cusped rim, the surface simply decorated with vertical bright blue stripes, areas of light silvery iridescence on body, light creamy accretions on neck and mouth, composite from two original contemporaneous vessels 9¼in. (23.8cm.) high
Spotted Eagle Ray. The spotted eagle ray is very distinctive with a flattened body and triangular corners to the wing-like pectoral fins. The snout is rounded and pointed at the tip, so that it resembles a bird’s beak. The tail is long and whip-like and bears 2 – 6 spines. The Spotted Eagle Rays possess highly attractive colouring; the uppersurface is blackish-blue with many white spots, whilst the underside is white .Photo Mike Smith (SmithShady - Flickr).
CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN JIAQING PERIOD SQUARE TEAPOT AND FLAT COVER, WITH BRASS OVER-HEAD HANDLE, the teapot body on four low feet, painted in blue enamels with stylized flowers to top, the sides painted with the story of a Court journey over water. 1790-1840. 6 1/2" H., not including handle.