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Hooka base

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    first half of the 17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in underglaze blue

  • Museum number:

    1618-1876

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 6, shelf 6

Physical description

Hooka base of porcelain, in form of an elephant sitting down, supporting the mouth of the vase on his back.

Place of Origin

China (made)

Date

first half of the 17th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in underglaze blue

Dimensions

Diameter: 14.6 cm, Height: 12.4 cm

Object history note

Bought in Iran (From the Richard collection).

Descriptive line

Hooka base, porcelain painted in underglaze blue; China, Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period, first half of the 17th century

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Blue and white

Subjects depicted

Elephants

Categories

China in Persia; Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

East Asia Collection

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