Monday, 23 February 2015

23/2/2015 Pot of the Week - Kashan, Iran

Octagonal bowl with vegetal designs.  12th - 13th century, Kashan, Iran. A fritware with slip painting and sgraffito decoration under turquoise glaze. The Harvard Art Museum, item 1936.49


Monday, 16 February 2015

16/2/2015 Pot of the week - Kashan, Iran (Persian)

Bowl with Radial Foliate Design, 12th-13th century. Kashan, Iran from the Seljuk-Atabeg period. Fritware painted with luster (copper and silver) over white lead alkali glaze opacified with tinHarvard Museum, object 2002.50.103

Monday, 9 February 2015

9/2/2015 - Pot of the Week, Chinese

with bracket-lobed rim well painted with a lively wave pattern in underglaze blue of strong, inky tones, the shallow cavetto with eight reverse ground ruyi-form 'heaped and piled' reserves, molded in relief with fine detail, enclosing leafing peony against a ground of delicately undulating scrolls, the center formed by a large quatrefoil of neatly arched waves enclosing a circular medallion comprised of eight Buddhist flame motifs within radiating petal-shaped panels, the underside with freely drawn lotus scroll with characteristically spiky leaves all between line borders, all resting on a low wedge-shaped footrim, the unglazed base with a mark painted in cobalt
Diameter 18 in., 45.7 cm

Monday, 2 February 2015

2/2/2015 - Pot of the Week - Mamluk / Tamurid

the body of squat bulbous form on a short foot with a wide mouth with straight-edged rim, the exterior painted in cobalt blue and brown on an off-white ground, with a row of connecting eight-pointed stars containing wave-shape designs, between cross-hatched lozenge motifs, above painted brown arcades each containing a stylised grape-vine, the interior with a floral motif
14.8cm. height.
22cm. diam.