Blue and White Dish

A work made of fritware with underglaze painting in blue and black.
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  • A work made of fritware with underglaze painting in blue and black.

Date:

Safavid dynasty (1501–1722), 17th century

Artist:

Iran

About this artwork

Blue-and-white ceramics became popular in the Islamic world as early as the 9th century. In later centuries, the stylistic exchange between Iran and China, as well as the high demand for Chinese porcelain in the Islamic world, led to the production of large quantities of blue-and-white wares in both Iran and China. This example from Safavid Iran shows the influence of Chinese art in the six lion-like creatures along the rim, as well as in the cloud forms behind them.

On View

Asian Art, Gallery 50

Artist

Islamic

Title

Blue and White Dish

Origin

Iran

Date

1601–1700

Medium

Fritware with underglaze painting in blue and black

Dimensions

9.6 × 46.7 cm (3 13/16 × 18 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel M. Nickerson

Reference Number

1900.1365

Extended information about this artwork

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