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Fritware dish with white glaze and lustre decoration
Buff fritware, wheel thrown in sections, covered with a white, opaque crazed glaze and decorated with lustre. Shape: shallow conical bowl with low foot ring which has slightly flaring sides. Interior: decorated in lustre with a band on rim and a radiating pattern on the body, comprising four fleshy plamettes separated by ‘V’ shaped panels densely decorated with dots and scrolls. Exterior: Undecorated except for splashes of lustre irregularly spaced over the body and a clear, crazed glaze which coats the body covering the upper part of the foot ring. Scorch mark on body from firing process.
Iran (potter) (country) ()
Iranian (potter) (nationality) ()
Buff fritware, wheel thrown in sections, covered with a clear, crazed glaze and decorated with lustre.
height: (whole): 5.3
late 12th Century
circa 1179 to 1198
H. S. Reitlinger Bequest 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991
C.432-1991 (Applied Arts)