Merchant sailors from the Companie des Indes (the East India Company) dominated trade with the Orient in the 17th and 18th centuries. Their sailing ships carried cargo from the fabled East including rare porcelains sought after by kings and connoisseurs in Europe. One such piece, an exquisite porcelain plate made for a Portuguese nobleman, inspired Mottahedeh's "Indigo Wave" pattern. Enriched with 22k gold, the design in deep cobalt blue is typical of the most prized Chinese export porcelain.
Dimensions: 4.25" (height)