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  • Place of origin:

    Iran (made)

  • Date:

    1800-1875 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware with underglaze hand painted decoration.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 32, shelf 2

Physical description

Dish, rectangle shape with underglaze hand painted decoration in blue glaze. In the middle, are two figures, on the right is a man with a tall hat and beard, he is wearing a coat and has a sword at his waist. On the left is a woman with long wavy hair, wearing a long coat and holding a bottle in her right hand. Both figures are smoking hookah pipes. Between them is a flowering plant and flowering vines surround the scene. The rim of the dish is decorated with compartments, each with a spiky plant rising from the base.

Place of Origin

Iran (made)


1800-1875 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Earthenware with underglaze hand painted decoration.


Height: 4 in, Width: 9.25 in

Descriptive line

Tray, fritware, rectangular shape, painted in underglaze blue with two figures; Iran, 1800-1875

Production Note



Earthenware; Glaze


Hand painted

Subjects depicted

Hookahs; Beard; Men; Women; Flowers (plants); Top hats


Ceramics; Earthenware; Smoking accessories


Middle East Section

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