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This is a bowl. It is dated 18th century and we acquired it in 1960. Its medium is glazed and lustered porcelain. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Lusterware was a dominant type of ceramic production in medieval Iran, possibly having spread from Egypt in the early 12th century. Within Iran, the town of Kashan was the finest producer of lusterware and manufacture was at its peak during the 12th and 13th centuries.Human interaction with lusterware vessels and tiles over time has enhanced variations in color and luminescence.

This object was donated by Mrs. Paul Moore. It is credited Gift of Mrs. Paul Moore.

  • Bowl (USA)
  • wheel-thrown, glazed earthenware.
  • Gift of Elizabeth J. Kovacs.
  • 2014-6-3

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 7.8 x 18 cm (3 1/16 x 7 1/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Bowl; glazed and lustered porcelain; H x diam.: 7.8 x 18 cm (3 1/16 x 7 1/16 in.); Gift of Mrs. Paul Moore; 1960-164-4

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Iridescence.

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