Plate

Persian
Safavid period
second quarter of the 17th century


Dimensions

Diam 46.5 cm (18 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

2012.571

Medium or Technique

Fritware with blue decoration under transparent glaze

On View

Islamic Gallery (Gallery 175)

Collections

Asia, The Ancient World

Classifications

Ceramics

Dish in style of Kraak ware (Chinese export porcelain) with fantastical landscape in center

Markings

Pseudo-Chinese mark within a square seal in underglaze blue on underside.

Provenance

2000, sold by Christian Béalu (dealer), Paris, to the G. Ephis collection (private collector), France; 2012, sold by the G. Ephis collection to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 2012).

Credit Line

The G. Ephis Collection—Museum purchase with funds donated anonymously, Charles Bain Hoyt Fund, John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund, Mary S. and Edward J. Holmes Fund, William Francis Warden Fund, Tamara Petrosian Davis Sculpture Fund, John Lowell Gardner Fund, Seth K. Sweetser Fund, H. E. Bolles Fund, and funds by exchange from the Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger Collection-Bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and Gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger