Bowl (forgery)

Bowl: Large, ovoidal, with flaring rim; low foot.
Glaze: opaque cream-white, stanniferous.
Decoration: painted in yellow lustre over glaze. Inscriptions.

Historical period(s)
early 20th century
Medium
Earthenware painted over glaze with lustre
Dimensions
H x W: 9.9 x 35.9 cm (3 7/8 x 14 1/8 in)
Geography
Iraq
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1925.6
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bowl

Keywords
earthenware, forgery, Iraq
Provenance

To 1925
Parish-Watson Company, New York. [1]

From 1925
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Parish-Watson Company, New York in Feb. 1925. [2]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See note 1. Also, see sales receipt in the Accession File, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

Parish-Watson Company

Description

Bowl: Large, ovoidal, with flaring rim; low foot.
Glaze: opaque cream-white, stanniferous.
Decoration: painted in yellow lustre over glaze. Inscriptions.

Published References
  • Giorgio Levi Della Vida, Richard Ettinghausen. Studi Orientalistici in Onore di Giorgio Levi Della Vida. Pubblicazioni dell'Instituto per l'Oriente, no. 52 2 vols., Rome. vol. 1: p. 6.
  • Friedrich Paul Theodor Sarre. Die Keramik von Samarra, unter Mitwirkung von Ernst Herzfeld, mit Beitragen vom Materialprufungsamt der Technischen Hochschule, Berlin, und von Dr. Hans Arnold. Forschugen zur islamischen kunst... II. Die ausgrabungen von Samarra, bd. II Berlin. .
  • Maurice Pezard. La ceramique archaique de l'Islam et ses origines. Paris. pl. 117, ch. 10.
  • Alan Caiger-Smith. Lustre Pottery: Technique, Tradition, and Innovation in Islam and the Western World. London and Boston. pl. 4.
  • Robert J. Charleston. Islamic Pottery. Masterpieces of Western and Near Eastern Ceramics, vol. 4 Tokyo and New York. pl. 8.
  • Oriental Ceramics: The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. vol. 10, pl. 260.
  • Bernard Leach. The Potter's Challenge. New York. frontispiece and p. 70.
  • Antonio Garcia Jaen. Arte y Artistas Musulmanes. Madrid. pl. 3 and cover.
  • Freer Gallery of Art. Gallery Book II: Exhibition of August 19, 1933. Washington, August 19, 1933. .
  • Robert L. Hobson. A Guide to Islamic Pottery of the Near East. London. p. 2.
  • Dr. Esin Atil. Ceramics from the World of Islam. Exh. cat. Washington, 1973. cat. 3, pp. 18-19.
  • Dr. Esin Atil. Art of the Arab World. Exh. cat. Washington, 1975. cat. 11, pp. 32-33.
  • Volkmar Enderlein. Islamische Kunst. Dresden. p. 72.
  • Ernst Kuhnel. Islamische Kleinkunst: ein Handbuch fur Sammler and Liebhaber. Bibliothek fur Kunst, 2nd ed. Braunschweig, Germany. p. 76 ff.
  • Jose Pijoan. Arte Islamico. vol. 12, Summa artis, historia general del arte, 1st ed. Madrid. p. 135, fig. 178.
  • Richard Ettinghausen. Islamic Art and Archaeology: Collected Papers. Berlin. pp. 158-181.
  • Dr. Esin Atil. Exhibition of Islamic Pottery at the Freer Gallery of Art. London, March 1974. pp. 219-220, fig. 2.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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