A monumental lustre pottery tile fragment, Persia, 13th/14th century
moulded in relief with large thuluth inscription in cobalt blue between scrolling turquoise foliage under an opacified tin glaze and over-decorated in lustre, the ground with dense floral motifs
57.5 by 44 by 4.5cm.
Ex-collection Erik Reiff (1923-2006).
Erik Reiff was a notable Danish potter, known for his sleek designs influenced by Oriental ceramics. Working for Bing & Grøndahl from 1949, he produced his work in his own studio between 1957 and 1984. A bowl by Erik Reiff is in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, inv.no. CIRC.313-1963.
Holbæk Amts Venstreblad (today known as Nordvestnyt), Denmark, December 1963.