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Dish

  • Place of origin:

    Iran (made)

  • Date:

    1600-40 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Fritware with underglaze painting

  • Museum number:

    2804-1876

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 145, case EXP

Physical description

Dish of fritware, painted in blue and black under a clear glaze. Eight panels with alternating cranes in flight and peach garlands cover the flange and the well. The centre is filled with two ducks in flight, two butterflies and several dots. Below, a tufted tail lion ambles on a variegated and partly striped ground including leafy plants and flowers. To the right a flowering lotus branch stretches towards three tufts of grass at the top of the centre. Three further tufts of grass and rocks occupy the middle plain. Three fine stems with one large and several small leaves decorated the outside. There are three marks in black on the base.

Place of Origin

Iran (made)

Date

1600-40 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Fritware with underglaze painting

Dimensions

Diameter: 45.5 cm, Height: 7.4 cm, Diameter: 26.5 cm base

Descriptive line

Dish, fritware, painted in underglaze blue and black with birds and a lion, Iran, 1600-40

Labels and date

Dish.
Mark, three simulated Chinese characters in black.
2804-1876 [1954]

Production Note

Register

Materials

Fritware

Techniques

Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Lotus; Flowers; Cranes (birds); Landscapes (representations); Grasses; Peaches

Categories

Ceramics

Collection

Middle East Section

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