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fritware painted in lustre over a glaze coloured with blue
fritware, moulded, painted in lustre on a transparent glaze coloured with blue. Shape: pear-shaped bottle on a low foot ring with an elongated cylindrical neck. Exterior: on the neck floral sprays above a frieze of vertical dashes and lines. On the body, peacocks are painted within a landscape of cypress trees, floral spays and a pagoda; a rectangle with attached curving lines may represent a stylised river. Blue colouration of glaze runs unevenly onto the exterior foot ring but on the underside the glaze is transparent. Scar marks on the base indicate the use of a tripod stacking device in the kiln. Interior: rim is coloured blue and the glaze runs over the interior surface that is visible.
Iran (potter) (country)
Iranian (potter) (nationality)
fritware, moulded, painted in lustre on a transparent glaze coloured with blue
height: (whole): 26.5
circa 1600 to 1699
Purchased with the Glaisher Fund
C.139-1935 (Applied Arts)