Aug 5, 2011
Aug 5, 2011
Aug 11, 2011

Ceramic dish with deer, phoenix, and lotus blossoms

Ceramic dish with deer, phoenix, and lotus blossoms


Fritware with underglaze-painted design, Sultanabad ware

Overall: 7 x 32.6 cm (2 3/4 x 12 13/16 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1924.742


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Fritware is made of ground quartz, glass frit (partially fused glass), and a small proportion of fine white clay to approximate the light color and weight of Chinese porcelain.


The design of a flying phoenix on the rim was frequently represented on vessels and tilework of this period. The motif was derived from China, most likely transmitted on prestigious silk textiles.

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