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Bowl

  • Place of origin:

    Iran (made)

  • Date:

    18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Fritware with underglaze painting

  • Museum number:

    2861-1876

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 29, shelf 3

Physical description

Bowl of fritware, painted in cobalt blue under a clear glaze. The outer decoration is divided into two halves. Each has a central reserved-painted lozenge in the middle filled with a crane and clouds. One half has an imitation shou (longevity) character repeated around it and the other half displays a double garland of dotted flowers and leaves on either side of the lozenge. The inner rim band encloses a knotted scroll of leaves. The well has a central medallion containing a serrated leaf within a eight-pointed star panel in reserve. Imitation Chinese square mark in blue.

Place of Origin

Iran (made)

Date

18th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Fritware with underglaze painting

Dimensions

Diameter: 20.8 cm, Height: 9.8 cm

Descriptive line

Bowl, fritware painted in underglaze blue, Iran, 18th century

Production Note

Register

Materials

Fritware

Techniques

Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Scrolling foliage; Stars; Cranes (birds); Clouds; Flowers; Lozenges

Categories

Ceramics

Collection

Middle East Section

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