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Fritware with blue and white glazes and lustre painted decoration
Buff fritware, wheel thrown, with painted yellow-brown lustre decoration over an opaque white, crazed glaze on the interior and a blue crazed glaze on the exterior. Shape: cono-segmental bowl with plain rim sitting on a low foot ring. Interior: rim is decorated with a band of lustre above a radiating frieze of three fleshy arabesques. These are separated by a ‘Y’ shaped band, delineated by single lines, enclosing dense scrolling vegetation. The glazed is pooled slightly in the base creating a greenish tinge and a light blue wash runs from the rim, probably from the external glaze colour. Exterior: rim has a small band of lustre and a frieze of Arabic script (probably cursive) the latter lightly painted in a free hand on the upper body. The vessel body is coated with a blue glaze which runs unevenly over the foot ring.
Iran (potter) (country) ()
Iranian (nationality) ()
Buff fritware, wheel thrown, with painted yellow-brown lustre decoration over a clear, crazed glaze on the interior and a blue crazed glaze on the exterior
height: (whole): 6.3
late 12th Century
circa 1179 to 1198
H. S. Reitlinger Bequest 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991
C.444-1991 (Applied Arts)