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ewer

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1902,0521.1

  • Description

    Ceramic ewer. Stonepaste body, underglaze cobalt blue, transparent colourless glaze. In the shape of an Indian metal ewer. 19th century metal spout. Signed by Mahmud Mi`mar Yazdi, decorated by Zari.

  • Producer name

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1616-1617 (AH 1027)
  • Production place

    • Made in: Mashhad
    • (Asia,Middle East,Iran,Iran, North East,Khurasan (province),Mashhad)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 24.8 centimetres
    • Diameter: 18 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        signature
      • Inscription Position

        aperture of handle
      • Inscription Translation

        work of Mahmud Mi'mar Yazdi
      • Inscription Type

        signature and date
      • Inscription Position

        under the foot
      • Inscription Translation

        the humble Zari is its decorator 1025
  • Curator's comments

    Pouring vessel, filled from the top of the handle, decorated in underglaze blue after contemporary Chinese export wares (Kraak porcelain)
    SE Iran, perhaps Kirman

    Inscribed at the top 'The work of Mahmud Mi'mar-i Yazdi, decorated by the craftsman Zari' with the date 1025/1616-17. The metal spout is a 19th century addition.

    Further reading:
    A. Lane, 'Later Islamic pottery: Persia', (London, Faber and Faber, 1957).

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  • Bibliography

    • Canby 2009 107, p.218 bibliographic details
    • Canby 1999 113, pl.105 bibliographic details
    • Hobson 1932b fig.81 bibliographic details
    • Pope 1938 pl.785.A bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G34/dc36

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    2009 19 Feb-14 Jun, BM, Round Reading Room, 'Shah 'Abbas: The Remaking of Iran'
    2012 Sep – 2013 Apr, BM G91, ‘Ritual and revelry: the art of drinking in Asia'

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1902

  • Department

    Middle East

  • Registration number

    1902,0521.1

Ewer. Made of blue underglaze pottery.  In the shape of an Indian metal ewer. 19th century metal spout. Signed by Mahmud Mi`mar Yazdi, decorated by Zari.

Ewer. Made of blue underglaze pottery. In the shape of an Indian metal ewer. 19th century metal spout. Signed by Mahmud Mi`mar Yazdi, decorated by Zari.

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