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  • Place of origin:

    Iran (made)

  • Date:

    1630-60 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Fritware, painted in underglaze blue and black

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 30, shelf 5

Physical description

A leafy garland of three chrysanthemums and one lotus in the well surrounds the six bracket open panels enclosing alternate lotuses and chrysanthemums. A similar blue wash reinforces the outline of the panels. Further small waves are enclosed in the free outer space of the brackets. The central small roundel is filled with a peony. Six lotuses in a continuous scroll with spiky leaves and dots decorate the outer well.

Place of Origin

Iran (made)


1630-60 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Fritware, painted in underglaze blue and black


Height: 7.7 cm, Width: 45.1 cm

Historical context note

The dense composition and large size of the dish are close to late Yuan (China) models.

Descriptive line

Dish, fritware, painted in underglaze blue and black with a geometric design having a dense foliate ground after a Chinese original; Iran, 1630-1660.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Crowe, Yolande, Persia and China: Safavid Blue and White Ceramics in the Victoria & Albert Museum (1501-1738) (London : Thames and Hudson, 2002): cat. no. 9, p. 56.




Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Leaves; Chrysanthemums; Peony; Waves; Lotus




Middle East Section

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