Plate

Small polychrome ceramic plate with a shallow body, wide-lipped rim and low raised foot ring. The pinkish red ware is decorated on the front with blue, green, yellow/tan, and brick red floral designs on a white (slip) background; the back is plain white with dark green lines encircling the rim and foot. The plate has a clear overglaze except on the foot, which is covered with a dark brown crusty layer. There is also a drilled hole in the foot with metal wire twisted through it.

Historical period(s)
Safavid period, late 16th-early 17th century
Medium
Stone-paste painted under and over clear glaze
Style
Kubachi ware
Dimensions
H x Diam (overall): 4.5 x 20.7 cm (1 3/4 x 8 1/8 in)
Geography
Iran, Possibly Tabriz
Credit Line
Bequest of Adrienne Minassian
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1997.55
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Plate

Keywords
flower, Iran, Kubachi ware, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance research underway.
Description

Small polychrome ceramic plate with a shallow body, wide-lipped rim and low raised foot ring. The pinkish red ware is decorated on the front with blue, green, yellow/tan, and brick red floral designs on a white (slip) background; the back is plain white with dark green lines encircling the rim and foot. The plate has a clear overglaze except on the foot, which is covered with a dark brown crusty layer. There is also a drilled hole in the foot with metal wire twisted through it.

Published References
  • Thomas Lawton, Thomas W. Lentz. Beyond the Legacy: Anniversary Acquisitions for the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. vol. 1 Washington, 1998. pp. 138-143.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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