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Fritware with white glaze and lustre decoration
Buff fritware, wheel thrown, with an opaque white crazed glaze painted in yellow-brown lustre. Shape: conical bowl with slightly convex body and a plain rim, sits on a low foot ring. Interior: a central design dominates the interior, comprising a seated figure wearing a hat and dressed in a spotted robe, holding an object, possibly a flower, in his left hand. The figure is surrounded by scrolling vines; a white concentric line under the rim delineates the design. All decoration is painted in reverse against a lustred background. Exterior: a band of lustre covers the rim; the glaze covers three quarters of the upper body, running down the lower body at one point.
Possibly a fake
Iran (potter) (country) ()
Iranian (potter) (nationality) ()
Buff fritware bowl with clear crazed glaze and painting in reserve in yellow-brown lustre
height: (whole): 5.3
late 12th Century
circa 1179 to 1198
H. S. Reitlinger Bequest 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991
C.437-1991 (Applied Arts)