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Spittoon

Spittoon

  • Place of origin:

    Iran (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1650-1700 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Fritware, lustre decoration

  • Museum number:

    534-1878

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 31, shelf 7

Physical description

Spittoon-shaped vessel, fritware, the sides impressed at intervals to form a lobed body, painted in yellow under the glaze and metallic ruby-coloured lustre overglaze with bands of stylized iris and cypress trees.

Place of Origin

Iran (made)

Date

ca. 1650-1700 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Fritware, lustre decoration

Dimensions

Height: 11.1 cm, Diameter: 12.1 cm

Descriptive line

Spittoon, fritware, painted in yellow and ruby-lustre with iris and cypress trees, Iran, 1650-1700

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Watson, Oliver. Persian Lustre Ware. London: Faber and Faber, 1985. ISBN 0-571-13235-9. Colour Plate P, p. 165

Materials

Fritware

Techniques

Glazed; Lustre

Subjects depicted

Flowers

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware

Collection

Middle East Section

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