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Dish

  • Place of origin:

    Kashan (made)

  • Date:

    16th century or 17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Fritware with underglaze painting

  • Museum number:

    438-1887

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 29, shelf 5

Physical description

Dish of fritware, with foliated rim, decorated in shades of blue and outlined in black under a clear glaze. The central medallion depicts a reserve-painted curling dragon against a ground of cloud scrolls and flaming ruyi heads. Surrounding this is a border of ornamented panels, each contains a stylised floral motif, linked by interlaced stems, leaves and florets. Imitation Chinese square mark in black.

Place of Origin

Kashan (made)

Date

16th century or 17th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Fritware with underglaze painting

Dimensions

Diameter: 38.1 cm

Descriptive line

Dish, fritware painted in underglaze blue and black, Iran (Kashan), 16th or 17th century

Production Note

Register

Materials

Fritware

Techniques

Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Dragons; Panels; Floral patterns; Stems; Ruyi; Cloud scrolls; Florets; Leaves

Categories

Ceramics

Collection

Middle East Section

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