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Plate

  • Place of origin:

    Iran (made)

  • Date:

    16th century or 17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Fritware painted in underglaze blue

  • Museum number:

    2712-1876

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 29, shelf 2

Physical description

Plate of fritware, painted in cobalt blue under a clear glaze. The large flange is filled with a band of scrolling foliage and six florets. The well is plain. A seated robed figure appears to hold a long-necked bottle. His legs are bare and a halo frames his hatted head. A pine tree rises by his side into a group of clouds with dotted bands and flattened flowers. Rocks with spiky grass and a spray of dots hang from the left and odd stripes with one T-growth fill the gaps between small mounds on the ground. Two large spots hang in mid air. The outside is divided into eight panels with dotted crosses. Imitation Chinese "tassel" mark in blue.

Place of Origin

Iran (made)

Date

16th century or 17th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Fritware painted in underglaze blue

Dimensions

Diameter: 23.2 cm

Descriptive line

Plate, fritware painted in underglaze blue, Iran, 16th or 17th century

Production Note

Register

Materials

Fritware

Techniques

Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Figures (representations); Floral patterns; Trees, Pine; Clouds; Scrolling foliage; Dots

Categories

Ceramics

Collection

Middle East Section

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