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Dish

  • Place of origin:

    Iran (made)

  • Date:

    1666 (dated)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Fritware with <i>sgraffito</i> decoration, painted in underglaze blue and black

  • Museum number:

    931-1886

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 30, shelf 4

Physical description

Dish of fritware, decorated in blue and black under a clear glaze. A bracketed rim encloses the flange and its six restrained leafy S-stems alternating with six tightly pressed fine ribbons. The narrow well is plain. A black band surrounds the centre and its incised flower spray. The band is divided into six cartouches each enclosing part of a sgraffito text. The dividers are small lozenge shapes and contain a floret. Four S-stems with a central lotus leaf and smaller sketchy leaves fill the outside with crossed leaves as dividers. There is a large double circle surrounding three large blue tassel marks inside the base ring. Besides a large unsightly round mark and a repair in the centre, its glaze is blotchy, probably underfired. Dated A.H. 1077 (AD 1666).

Place of Origin

Iran (made)

Date

1666 (dated)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Fritware with sgraffito decoration, painted in underglaze blue and black

Dimensions

Height: 10.6 cm, Diameter: 52.9 cm, Diameter: 30.5 cm base

Descriptive line

Dish, fritware with sgraffito decoration, painted in underglaze blue and black, Iran, dated A.H. 1077 (AD 1666)

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Crowe, Yolande. Persia and China: Safavid blue and white ceramics in the Victoria & Albert Museum 1501-1738. London: Thames and Hudson, 2002, Cat. 274, p. 176.

Production Note

Register

Materials

Fritware

Techniques

Painted; Glazed; Sgraffito

Subjects depicted

S-scrolls; Florets; Lozenges; Foliation (pattern)

Categories

Ceramics

Collection

Middle East Section

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