Dish

Dish, large, shallow – on a low foot piereced with two holes. Broken and repaired.
Clay: soft, white. Glaze: glassy, transparent, crackled in brown. Decoration: painted in brilliant deep blue on a white slip under glaze.

Historical period(s)
Safavid period, late 17th-early 18th century
Medium
Stone-paste painted under glaze
Dimensions
H x W: 6.7 x 34 cm (2 5/8 x 13 3/8 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1904.151
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Dish

Keywords
chinoiserie, Iran, Safavid period (1501 - 1722)
Provenance

To 1904
Georges Demotte, Paris, to 1904 [1]

From 1904 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Georges Demotte in Paris, May 1904 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See Journal Voucher No. 1, July 1904, L. 1304, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Georges Demotte (C.L. Freer source) 1877 - 1923

Description

Dish, large, shallow - on a low foot piereced with two holes. Broken and repaired.
Clay: soft, white. Glaze: glassy, transparent, crackled in brown. Decoration: painted in brilliant deep blue on a white slip under glaze.

Published References
  • Dr. Esin Atil. Ceramics from the World of Islam. Exh. cat. Washington, 1973. cat. 94, pp. 202-203.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
The Story of the Beautiful
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum