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Dish

  • Place of origin:

    Iran (made)

  • Date:

    16th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Fritware, painted in underglaze blue and black

  • Museum number:

    2800-1876

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 30, shelf 2

Physical description

This dish shows two large birds with out-spread wings and tails locked in a fight amidst dense flaming clouds with three cash signs in flame. Both flange and well are painted with a wide four-part leafy scroll with eight insignificant flowers. A similar but simplified scroll covers the outside. The dish is heavy for its size.
The cash motif also appears on dishes nos. 599-1889 and 2897-1876.

Place of Origin

Iran (made)

Date

16th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Fritware, painted in underglaze blue and black

Dimensions

Height: 5.8 cm, Width: 29.5 cm

Descriptive line

Dish, fritware, painted in underglaze blue and black, Iran, 16th century

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

Y.Crowe: Persia and China, SDafavid Blue and White ceramics in the V &A Museum, 1501-1738

Materials

Fritware

Techniques

Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Birds; Flames; Flowers; Clouds; Cash; Leaves

Categories

Ceramics

Collection

Middle East Section

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