the discovery of some white and blue porcelain potteries in the
historical gardens of the northern Iranian city of Behshahr,
experts believe the influence of Chinese porcelain art on
Iranian pottery makers is well-documented.
Abbasabad garden complex in Behshahr dates back to the reign of
the Safavid Shah Abbas the Great. The 500-hectar property is
comprised of several posh mansions, the Freedom Tower, and bath.
“In the latest excavation season, carried out with the intent
of recognizing the intricate irrigation system and the eastern
gate, some porcelain china with Iranian designs and motifs were
unearthed,” said Abdulvahab Musavi-nasab, director of the
research center in Behshahr.
One of the discovered vessels is a 45-cm high earthenware pot
which clearly manifests the influence of the Chinese craft on
Iranian pottery makers. The Abbasabad garden complex is located
in the northern Mazandaran province.