Islamic Ceramics from the David Collection, Copenhagen
The David Collection, a small museum in Copenhagen, has an amazing collection of Islamic Art. Today, a sample of the ceramics on their web site. They have many more, and huge image files, so the site is well worth a visit. Above, earthenware dish from Iran, 10th or 11th century.
Earthenware dish from Nishapur, Iran, 11th century.
Fritware dish from Kashan, Iran, 12th century. Fritware was ceramic with ground glass in the mix, to make it more like porcelain. The style of medieval Kashan is very distinctive, as you can see, influenced by Chinese porcelain but ending up as something quite different.
Another Iranian fritware dish, this one 13th century.