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Vase

  • Place of origin:

    Tehran (city) (made)
    Iran

  • Date:

    ca. 1887 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Fritware, polychrome underglaze painted, glazed

  • Museum number:

    579-1888

  • Gallery location:

    Islamic Middle East, Room 42, The Jameel Gallery, case WW7

Physical description

Vase, glazed fritware, with bulbous body and long neck, painted with flowers in polychrome

Place of Origin

Tehran (city) (made)
Iran

Date

ca. 1887 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Fritware, polychrome underglaze painted, glazed

Dimensions

Height: 34.9 cm, Diameter: 14.3 cm

Descriptive line

Bottle vase, glazed fritware painted underglaze with polychrome flowers, Qajar, Iran, ca. 1887

Labels and date

Jameel Gallery

6–10 Bottles, Ewer and Vase
Iran, Tehran
1880–8

These vessels were produced at the workshop of Ali Muhammad Isfahani in Tehran. Ali Muhammad was the leading art potter there from the 1880s. He revived the use of fritware, the white composite body used in the great historical ceramics of Iran. The forms of these pieces imitate older objects, but their decoration follows contemporary taste.

Fritware painted under the glaze. Signed by Husayn (6)
Museum nos. 574, 512, 579, 516, 572-1888 [2013]

Materials

Fritware

Techniques

Painting (image-making); Glazing (coating)

Subjects depicted

Flowers

Categories

Ceramics

Collection

Middle East Section

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