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fritware with carved exterior and a white glaze; blue and lustre paint
Pinkish fritware, wheel thrown, with a lightly carved exterior and blue paint under a white glaze decorated with brown lustre. Shape: hemispherical bowl with plain rim and small, low foot ring. Exterior has lightly carved panels emphasised by a painted petal design. Interior: radiating pattern with alternating panels of floral designs and inter-locking ‘S’ shaped motifs against a background of spiral irregular shapes. These panels are separated by blue painted vertical lines; a similar concentric line decorates the rim. Exterior: blue paint on the rim continues. The body is decorated with lotus petals which radiate from the base and alternately contain Arabic script (cursive) or a combination of scrolls and horizontal lines. The glaze runs onto the upper area of the foot ring where it has an uneven brownish tinge from lustre decoration.
Iran (potter) (country) ()
Iranian (potter) (nationality) ()
Pinkish fritware, wheel thrown, with a lightly carved exterior and blue paint under a white glaze decorated with brown lustre
height: (whole): 9.8
later 13th century
circa 1260 to 1280
H. S. Reitlinger Bequest 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991
Similar bowl in Victoria and Albert Museum, number C.1955-1910, accessible through http://collections.vam.ac.uk/objectid/O85371
C.453-1991 (Applied Arts)