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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery

Bowl

ca. 1530-1540 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Bowl of grey fritware, painted in blue and covered with a clear glaze. Painted outside with conventional flowers and foliage branching from a continuous wavy stem. Inside on the bottom are flowers and foliage on a spiral stem in a medallion and round the side is a wide band of closely-set leafy stems with flowers.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Fritware, underglaze painted in cobalt blue, glazed
Brief Description
Bowl of grey fritware, painted in blue on a white slip and covered with a clear glaze, Iznik, ca. 1530-1540.
Physical Description
Bowl of grey fritware, painted in blue and covered with a clear glaze. Painted outside with conventional flowers and foliage branching from a continuous wavy stem. Inside on the bottom are flowers and foliage on a spiral stem in a medallion and round the side is a wide band of closely-set leafy stems with flowers.
Dimensions
  • Height: 8.5cm
  • Diameter: 18.3cm
Gallery Label
Bowl. Found in excavating the foundation of the new Post Office in Constantinople. TURKISH (ISNIK); about 1520-30. 790-1905(1954-2005)
Object history
Found in excavating the foundations of a new post office at Sirkeci.
Production
register
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic Reference
Atasoy, Nurhan and Raby, Julian. Iznik: The pottery of Ottoman Turkey. London : Alexandria Press, 1989. pp. 108-109, Pl. 134.
Collection
Accession Number
790-1905

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record createdMarch 24, 2009
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