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Dish

  • Place of origin:

    Iran (made)

  • Date:

    1635-65 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Fritware, underglaze painted in blue

  • Museum number:

    981-1886

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 30, shelf 5

Physical description

Dish of fritware, painted in rich blue under a clear glaze. In the centre, an elephant with howdah and riders, and a border of flowers and birds in arabesque compartments. Three imitation Chinese "tassel" marks in blue.

Place of Origin

Iran (made)

Date

1635-65 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Fritware, underglaze painted in blue

Dimensions

Diameter: 49.5 cm

Descriptive line

Dish, fritware, underglaze painted in blue with an elephant and two riders in a howdah; Iran, 1635-65.

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. no. 150, p. 118.

Labels and date

Dish.
Three imitation Chinese "tassel" marks in blue.
981-1886 [1954]

Production Note

Register

Materials

Fritware

Techniques

Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Howdah; Elephants; Birds; Arabesques; Figures

Categories

Ceramics

Collection

Middle East Section

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