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Jar

  • Place of origin:

    Iran

  • Date:

    1650-1720

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Fritware, white slip and incised

  • Museum number:

    1362-1901

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 32, shelf 2

Physical description

Jar of off-white fritware, of compressed globular form. With straight neck, covered in a white slip and incised with sgraffiato, and decoration imitating a Chinese blue and white design. With four lozenge shaped compartments enclosing a conventional lotus-flower with scrolled foliage throughout, beneath a lappet band around the shoulder, covered in a clear glaze, now crackled.

Place of Origin

Iran

Date

1650-1720

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Fritware, white slip and incised

Dimensions

Height: 9.8 cm, Diameter: 13.3 cm

Descriptive line

Jar, coarse fritware, of compressed globular form covered in slip and incised; Iran, 1650-1720.

Labels and date

Bowl.
1362-1901. [1954-]

Materials

Fritware; Slip; Glaze

Techniques

Glazed; Painted; Incised

Subjects depicted

Floral; Lotus; Scrolling foliage

Categories

Islam; Ceramics

Collection

Middle East Section

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