Dish

A work made of fritware, painted in blue under a transparent glaze.
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  • A work made of fritware, painted in blue under a transparent glaze.

Date:

Qajar dynasty (1796–1925), dated 1822/1823 A.D.

Artist:

Iran

About this artwork

The color palette and naturalistic designs of this dish are a testament to the enduring influence of Chinese porcelain on ceramics of the Islamic world. This dish features floral decorations in a naturalistic Chinese style and the traditional blue-and-white color scheme. The central calligraphic motif of the dish, offering pious sayings, is written in Arabic script, but its shape recalls Chinese characters. Chinese influence on Islamic ceramics can be seen as early as the 9th century, and it continued well into the 19th century, as evidenced by this dish. On the exterior of the dish, the artist, Ibn Hajj ‘Imad Ali, signed his name and provided a date, 1822/1823 (converted from the given date of the Islamic calendar, 1238).

On View

Asian Art, Gallery 50

Culture

Islamic

Title

Dish

Origin

Iran

Date

1822–1823

Medium

Fritware, painted in blue under a transparent glaze

Dimensions

H. 4.6 cm (1 13/16 in.); Diam. 28 cm (11 1/16 in.)

Credit Line

Mary Jane Gunsaulus Collection

Reference Number

1913.326

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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