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Dish with quails
Date17th century - early 18th century
Safavid Period (1501 - 1722)
Material and technique
fritware, with underglaze painting in blue, and brown on the rim
Dimensions9 cm (height)
44.5 cm (diameter)
at foot 18 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Gift of Gerald Reitlinger, 1978.
Museum locationFirst floor | Gallery 31 | Islamic Middle East
Glossary of terms
Ceramic material composed of ground quartz and small quantities of clay and finely ground frit (frit is obtained by pouring molten glass into water).
Painting applied to ceramic material before a transparent, or monochrome or coloured glaze for Islamic objects, is applied. The technique was initially developed in China.
Piper, David, and Christopher White, Treasures of the Ashmolean Museum: An Illustrated Souvenir of the Collections, revised edn (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 1995), no. 78 on p. 77, illus. p. 77 fig. 78