About this artwork
This elegant ewer features lightly incised decoration under a transparent glaze. A type of ceramics commonly known as Gombroon ware, the name is derived from the port of Bandar-e ‘Abbas (known as Gombroon by the British), from where these ceramics were exported in the 18th century. Both the Dutch and English East India Companies populated Bandar-e ‘Abbas and traded heavily in ceramics. This ware was popular outside of the Islamic world because its delicate, glassy appearance was thought to closely resemble Chinese porcelain.
- Ewer with Incised Floral Decoration
- Iran (Object made in)
- Gombroon ware, fritware with incised decoration under transparent glaze
- 23.7 × 17.7 × 13.9 cm (9 5/16 × 7 × 5 1/2 in.)
- Mary Jane Gunsaulus Collection