Dish

Dish, in a deep plate form; bold foot. Cracked and repaired.
Clay: soft, grayish.
Glaze: cream white, edged with blue.
Decoration: in brownish-red lustre, over glaze. Inscription and date.

Historical period(s)
Il-Khanid dynasty, 1277
Medium
Stone-paste painted with lustre
Dimensions
H x W: 7.3 x 31.3 cm (2 7/8 x 12 5/16 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1909.317
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Dish

Keywords
Il-Khanid dynasty (1256 - 1353), Iran, lustreware
Provenance

To 1909
T.J. Larkin, London, to 1909 [1]

From 1909 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from T.J. Larkin in 1909 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1945, 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)

Thomas Joseph Larkin (C.L. Freer source) 1848-1915
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Description

Dish, in a deep plate form; bold foot. Cracked and repaired.
Clay: soft, grayish.
Glaze: cream white, edged with blue.
Decoration: in brownish-red lustre, over glaze. Inscription and date.

Inscription(s)

[Arb]
"al-'izz al-da'im wa'l-igbal al-za'id wa'l-nasr al-ghalib wa'l-ra'y al-thaqib al-da'im (?) wa'l-jadd al-sa'id wa'l-dawla wa'l-sa'ada wa'l-salama wa'l-karama wa'l-baraka wa'l-bahja wa'l-khayr (?) wa'l-'afiya wa'l-baqa li-sahibih fi 67."

"perpetual glory, and ever-increasing good fortune, and all-dominating victory, and continued piercing insight, and good luck, and prosperity and happiness and good health and nobility and blessing and joy and goodness and well-being and long life to the owner in 67."

Published References
  • Richard Ettinghausen, Ernst Kuhnel. A Survey of Persian Art from Prehistoric Times to the Present. 6 vols., London and New York, 1938 - 1939. cat. 23, vol. 2: p. 1674.
  • Oriental Ceramics: The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. vol. 10, pl. 312.
  • Masterpieces of Western and Near Eastern Ceramics. 8 vols., Tokyo and New York. .
  • Florence E. Day. A Review of "The Ceramic Art in Islamic Times. B. Dated Faience". vol. 8, pt.1-2 Ann Arbor, 1941. p. 55.
  • Dr. Esin Atil. Ceramics from the World of Islam. Exh. cat. Washington, 1973. cat. 74, pp. 162-163.
  • Richard Ettinghausen. Dated Persian Ceramics in Some American Museums. vol. 4, no. 3, June 1936. pp. 223ff, fig. 6.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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