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Dish

  • Place of origin:

    Iran (made)

  • Date:

    1630-65 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Fritware, underglaze painted in blue and black

  • Museum number:

    1465-1876

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Dish of fritware, painted in cobalt blue and outlined in black, under a clear glaze. Eight small roundels with rosettes decorate the flange and are separated by either a swastika panel or a scroll with a central floret. The well is plain. An eight-bracket frame surrounds the central design of a bird perched on rocks looking up towards a cloud. Two long blades of grass rise from one rock in a half-circle. The upper blade has been painted in parts over some leafy flowers and reaches up into the cloud.

Place of Origin

Iran (made)

Date

1630-65 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Fritware, underglaze painted in blue and black

Dimensions

Diameter: 31.8 cm

Descriptive line

Dish, fritware, underglaze paitned in blue and black with a duck on a rock after a Chinese Kraak ware original; Iran, 1630-60.

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. 130, p. 111.

Production Note

Register

Materials

Fritware

Techniques

Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Birds; Flowers; Swastikas; Scrolling foliage; Clouds

Categories

Ceramics

Collection

Middle East Section

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