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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:

    495-1878

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Plate of fritware, painted in cobalt blue under a clear glaze. Inside, an underlined bracketed rim leads to the six panels which cover both flange and well with six floral sprays surrounded by elongated leaves. Jewel strings ending in a tassel fill the panel dividers. In a central medallion, a pedestalled vase with a flowering plant. Seven lobed panels divided the outside and contain lozenges surrounded by a cross made up of dots. 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: 3.4 cm, Diameter: 19.6 cm, Diameter: 10.2 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

Lozenges; Vases; Floral sprays; Tassel

Categories

Ceramics

Collection

Middle East Section

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