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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:

    491-1878

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 30, shelf 2

Physical description

Plate of fritware, with brown rim, painted in cobalt blue under a clear glaze. Inside, a central medallion enclose an eleven-pointed star with a floral spray. On the cavetto are four lobed roundels containing cranes and clouds, alternate with four lotus sprays. Three leafy branches with a central peach decorate the outside. Three spots act as dividers. Imitation Chinese square 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

Height: 5.3 cm, Diameter: 20.2 cm, Diameter: 8.9 cm base

Descriptive line

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

Production Note

Register

Materials

Fritware

Techniques

Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Stars; Clouds; Cranes (birds); Lotus flowers; Peach; Floral sprays

Categories

Ceramics

Collection

Middle East Section

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