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Maker(s) &
Production:

Unknown, potter, Iran, Kashan, probably Kashan

Production
Note:

Monumental style

Collection:

Frank Brangwyn Collection

Category:

fritware (stonepaste)

Name(s):

bowl
Islamic pottery; category
lustre ware; category

Date:

circa 1170 circa 1199

School/Style:

Seljuk

Period:

late 12th Century

Description(s):

fritware coated in a blue glaze painted with lustre
fritware, wheel thrown, coated in a blue glaze painted with lustre
Shape: hemispherical bowl with slightly everted rim, sits on a narrow, flaring foot ring.
Interior: the rim is painted with a lustre band. On the body two roundels filled with jewel like motifs are surrounded by panels, containing lustre dots and scrolls, and diagonal lustre lines.
Exterior: lustre band on the rim and dots or dashes of lustre on the body, glaze is slightly pitted and runs over the surface evenly terminating on the foot ring.

Technique(s):

throwing; whole
glazing (coating); interior; blue, pitted on base
painting overglaze; interior; lustre
glazing (coating); exterior body; blue, slightly pitted and runs over the surface evenly terminating on the foot ring
painting overglaze; exterior body; lustre

Material(s):

fritware; whole
glaze; interior; blue
oxide colours; exterior body; lustre
glaze; exterior body; blue, slightly pitted and runs over the surface evenly terminating on the foot ring

Technique
Description:

fritware, wheel thrown, coated in a blue glaze painted with lustre

Dimension(s):

height, whole, 4.2, cm
width, whole, 10.7, cm
diameter, rim, 10.7, cm
diameter, base, 3.9, cm
weight, whole, 85, g

Acquisition:

bought; 1935; Brangwyn, Frank

Provenance:

Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Acquisition Credit:

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Inscription:

label; exterior base (underside of foot ring); printed, typed, hand written; 'Lent by' (printed), 'Brangwyn' (typed), ‘71’ (hand written in black), ‘89’ (encircled in pencil on right hand side) and ‘26’ (crossed through in pencil on the left hand side); rectangular paper label with serrated edge around bottom and upper edge; Possibly Victoria and Albert Museum label

Alternative
Number(s):

old number; BP.71; Brangwyn collection

Documentation:

Watson, Oliver. 1985. Persian Lustre Ware.London: Faber and Faber Limited
Cf. similar designs but on different shaped objects see catalogue number 29, 30 (p. 63). Ref.

Watson, Oliver. 2004. Ceramics from Islamic Lands.London: Thames & Hudsonp. 346-361
Cf. similar design but on different shaped object see catalogue number Cat.O.8 (p. 352). Ref.

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. 154-247
Ref.

Accession:

Object Number: C.117-1935
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 71453; input: 2004-03-11; modified: 2016-07-12)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/71453





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