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Saucer

Saucer

  • Place of origin:

    Iran (made)

  • Date:

    15th century-17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Fritware painted with blue decoration

  • Museum number:

    878-1903

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case A1, shelf 3

Physical description

Saucer of white fritware, painted in blue in imitation of Chinese porcelain. In the middle is a duck among flowering plants within a circular medallion. The lower side of the rim is painted with small birds perched on flowering branches. Mark imitating that of the Chinese emperor Hsüan-tê.

Place of Origin

Iran (made)

Date

15th century-17th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Fritware painted with blue decoration

Dimensions

Diameter: 10.5 cm

Object history note

Chinese emperor Hsüan-tê (1426-1435).

Descriptive line

Saucer of white fritware, painted in blue, Iran, 15th-17th century.

Production Note

register - handwritten note date 15th century with a question mark; note also porcelain?

Materials

Fritware

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Plants; Flowers; Medallion; Birds; Duck

Categories

Ceramics

Collection

Middle East Section

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