Maurice Nahman (1868-1948), Cairo, Egypt, to 1908 
From 1908 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Maurice Nahman in 1908 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Pottery List, L. 1707, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 See note 1.
 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
Potters in Iran began to practice the luster technique in the middle of the twelfth century and reached their creative apogee in the first few decades of the thirteenth century. In the city of Kashan, located in central Iran, potters developed stonepaste, or fritware, a white composition made of ground quartz, ground glass, and a type of white clay that eliminated the need for an opaque white tin glaze. Fine rendering and elaborate designs characterize Persian lusterware.
- Published References
- Jonathan M. Bloom Sheila Blair. And Diverse are their Hues. .
- Collection Area(s)
- Arts of the Islamic World
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
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