Botella con boca polilobuladaNº Inventario:
Pasta de frita, pintada en negro y azul cobalto bajo vidriado turquesaDimensiones:
Height: 29.4 cm; width: 17.9 cm; diameter of mouth: 7.8 cm; diameter of base: 9.2 cm.Observaciones:
Each part of the bottle has a distinctive decoration. The mouth is decorated just below the lip with a black band inscribed with illegible, cursive script, and its lobes with an alternating design of a sketchy leaf scroll and an ovoid medallion with split leaves. These motifs appear to be washed in blue where the cobalt ran during firing.
There is also a pseudo-inscription band in angular script around the neck between thick black lines. The flat shoulders are decorated with a sketchy scroll in black, and blue wash.
The bodys main decoration consists of a series of rather flat circles outlined in black, punctuated with black dots, and filled in with blue wash. The circles are framed above and below with pseudo-inscriptions on black ground, similar to those beneath the lip, which are linked to the circles by slightly curved black lines. The connection points are marked by a series of curving triangular panels filled in with sketchy dashes. The lower body is decorated with fish-like or elongated leaf forms and a very thick and irregular black band above the foot ring.
The overall shape of this bottle, with its globular body, straight neck and multi-lobed mouth or cup, derives from medieval Islamic metalwork. Quite a large number of similar vessels, with both lobed and smooth mouths, are known. Some have monochrome glazes and many are overglaze painted in luster, rather than underglaze painted as here. All have distinctive decorations.Estado:
One side is extremely iridescedBibliografía:
- Bahrami 1949, pl. XXVII (Tehran Museum: white glaze, underglaze painted in blue and black) and pl. LXII (Maximo Etchecopar Collection, Buenos Aires: overglaze painted in luster).
- Bahrami 1949 pl. LXXXVII; Watson 1985, pl. 83 & pp. 94, 106; Stanley 2004, color fig. 102 (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, C.165-1977: overglaze painted in luster); (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, C.37-1978: overglaze painted in luster).
- Bahrami 1949, pl. LXXXIX; Bluett and Sons 1976, cat. no. 43 and repro. p. 39 (Raymond Ades Family Collection, on loan to Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, U.K.: overglaze painted in luster).
- Bluett and Sons 1976, cat. no. 47 and repro. p. 44 (Raymond Ades Family Collection, on loan to Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, U.K.: overglaze painted in luster).
- Grube 1976, cat. no. 164 (Keir Collection, London: overglaze painted in luster).
- Grube 1994, cat. nos. 147, 155, 162, 171, 195, 196, 245, 246 (Khalili Collection,
- London: POT 197-molded body, cobalt glaze; POT 1199-molded body, overglaze painted in luster; POT 1665-molded body, green glaze; POT 823-molded body, cobalt glaze;
- POT 526-turquoise glaze; POT 190-turquoise glaze; POT 1208-molded body, overglazepainted in luster; POT 167-molded body, overglaze painted in luster).
- Idemitsu 1979, color pl. 40 and monochrome fig. 286 (Idemitsu Museum of Art, Tokyo: molded decoration, turquoise glaze).
- Mikami 1962-64, vol. I: monochrome fig. 106 (King Tsi Lee Collection, Tokyo: overglaze painted in luster); vol. II: monochrome fig. 134 (Toshio Ogawa Collection).
- Tokyo: overglaze painted in luster); vol. II: monochrome fig. 172 (Juro Ishizaki Collection).
- Tokyo: underglaze painted in dark green with touches of blue, transparent glaze).
- Oriental Ceramics, vol. 4: monochrome pl. 128 (Iran Bastan Museum, Tehran, no. 4766: overglaze painted in luster, said to be from Gurgan).
- Pancaro?lu 2007, cat. no. 75 (Plotnick Collection, Chicago: overglaze painted in luster and cobalt blue).
- Watson 1985, fig. 30 (British Museum, London, 1928,7-21,11: overglaze painted in luster).
- Welch 1972, vol. 2, pp. 122, 127 and 129 (formerly Collection Sadruddin Aga Khan, now Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, P.27 and P.28: overglaze painted in luster).