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Saucer

1770-1800
Artist/maker unknown, Chinese, for export to the Islamic market
This dish is decorated with Arabic numerals and Qur'anic inscriptions that were thought to have powerful healing properties. The numbers in the center should add up to the same sum in any direction. Porcelain of this type was popular in India and southeast Asia. This piece was purchased in Madras, India....

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