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Maker(s) &
Production:

Unknown, potter, Iran

Collection:

Frank Brangwyn Collection

Category:

fritware (stonepaste)

Name(s):

bowl
Islamic pottery; category
white ware; category

Date:

circa 1200 1299

School/Style:

Seljuk

Period:

13th Century

Description(s):

Cream fritware painted in blue and incised under a transparent glaze
Cream fritware bowl, wheel thrown, painted in blue and incised under a transparent glaze.
Shape: Finely potted bowl with in-turned rim, bulbous body and low foot ring base.
Interior: Blue painted rim and incised decoration on central roundel comprising scrolls and radiating vertical lines.
Exterior: Incised palmettes and scrolling vegetation on upper body under a blue painted rim. Clear glaze extends to the lower body but not foot ring.

Technique(s):

throwing; whole
painting underglaze; rim; blue pigment
incising; interior base
incising; upper exterior body
glazing (coating); interior; transparent
glazing (coating); exterior upper body; transparent

Material(s):

fritware; whole
pigment; rim; blue
glaze; interior; transparent
glaze; exterior upper body; transparent

Technique
Description:

Cream fritware, wheel thrown, painted in blue and incised under a transparent glaze

Dimension(s):

height, whole, 9.4, cm
width, whole, 20.2, cm
diameter, rim, 19.3, cm
diameter, base, 8.8, cm
weight, whole, 422, g

Acquisition:

bought; 1935; Brangwyn, Frank

Provenance:

Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Acquisition Credit:

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Inscription:

label; exterior base; printed, typed, hand written; "LENT BY" (printed in black) /Brangwyn (typed in purple) /"No." (printed); 91 (56) (hand written in black); "65 " (hand written in pencil); Rectangular paper label with serrated edge around bottom and right hand edge; Possibly Victoria and Albert Museum label

Alternative
Number(s):

old number; BP.91; Brangwyn collection

Documentation:

Fehervari, Geza. 2000. Ceramics of the Islamic World in the Tareq Rajab Museum.London and New York: I. B. Tauris Publishersp. 104
Cf. similar vessel shape but different decoration see catalogue no. 116 CER 265TSR

Mason, Robert, B.. 2004. Shine Like the Sun: Lustre-Painted and Associated Pottery from the Medieval Middle East.California: Maznda Publicationsp. 151-153
Cf. similar vessel shape (except slight variation in rim profile) see Figure 6.7 ASH. 19; Figure 6.9 MMA. 23

Morgan, P.. Grube, Ernst J. (ed.). 1994. Iranian Stone-Paste Pottery of the Saljuq Period. Types and Distribution. Oxford University Press
Source Title: Cobalt Blue and Lustre. The First Centuries of Islamic Pottery. The Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art. IX ()
p. 180-1
Cf. flange rim see catalogue numbers 180-182

Accession:

Object Number: C.106-1935
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 71249; input: 2004-03-11; modified: 2018-06-13)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/71249





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