Floral Metamorphosis Rishtan Fish Plate

In this inventive and unusual creation, the fish-like shape of the plate is reinforced by a painted fish design on its glazed surface. The painted fish, however, is composed of floral elements, and seems to be morphing into a bouquet of flowers, while the marine background is also transformed into a garden in bloom.

The work of master ceramist Rustam Usmanov, one of the most celebrated contemporary innovators of Rishtan ceramics, this ceramic plate is an exceptional example of a long-established Central Asian tradition of handmade earthenware. Rishtan is a village on the branch of the Silk Route that passed through Uzbekistan's Fergana Valley. The ceramic arts were first practised in Rishtan in the 14th century, borrowing inspiration and know-how from both the blue-and-white cobalt porcelain of China and the deep blue and turquoise tiles of Andalusia.

Country of Origin: Uzbekistan

Size: Diameter 14cm, height 3cm

Weight: 180g

Product Code: A77-020

Price: Rs1,500

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