DIMENSIONS: bowls average 8 cm. diameter; dishes 12.7 cm. diameter; largest jar 6.5 cm. high
COMPONENTS: thirteen bowls, three jars and covers, three dishes, a pouring vessel, a jar and one oil lamp, mostly decorated in underglaze blue and white, three bowls in a brownish gold lustre, one bowl in yellow underglaze with black outline, the designs consisting of a variety of floral and vegetal motifs bowis average 8 cm. diam; dishes 12.7 cm. diam; largest jar 6.5 cm. high (22)
ITEM ID: 5352
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A Collection of Safavid Pottery Vessels

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Century: 17th (1601-1700)

A collection of Safavid pottery vessels related to coffee and tea drinking.

According to Yolande Crowe “With the ever-growing popularity of coffee and tea
drinking the need for the production of suitable bowls and cups created a new
section to the potter’s workshops.” (Crowe, Yolande, Persia and China: Safavid
Blue and White Ceramics in The Victoria And Albert Museum, 1501-1738, London,
2002).

This explains the variety of decoration and styles of bowls in this collection.