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Long-Spouted Ewer with Incised Decoration

A work made of fritware, with incised decoration under a transparent glaze.
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  • A work made of fritware, with incised decoration under a transparent glaze.

Date:

Safavid dynasty, late 17th/early 18th century

Artist:

Iran

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.

On View

Asian Art, Gallery 50

Culture

Islamic

Title

Long-Spouted Ewer with Incised Decoration

Origin

Iran

Date

1599–1699

Medium

Fritware, with incised decoration under a transparent glaze

Dimensions

23.7 × 17.7 × 13.9 cm (9 5/16 × 7 × 5 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Mary Jane Gunsaulus Collection

Reference Number

1914.31

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