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Dish

Label Text

Freer purchased this Safavid period white porcelain dish from the Paris-based dealer Dikran G. Kelekian. It was originally part of the Charles A. Dana Collection, about which a New York Times article had reported, "At the time of his death [Dana] owned the largest and most valuable collection of Oriental pottery and porcelains in America, with the single exception of that formed by W. T. Walters of Baltimore." Freer remarked that this shallow dish, with its black painted design and piercings below the rim, was a "good specimen" although he also noted that he wanted to compare it with a "finer specimen" he had purchased directly from the Dana sale.

Object Name

Dish

Dated

18th century

Period

Safavid period

Medium

Stone-paste, pierced and painted under glaze

Dimensions

HxW: 5.8 x 18.2 cm

Country

Iran

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Lang Freer

Iteration

2

Shelf Number

66

Wall

East

Title

Dish

Object Number

F1903.6

Freer Source

Dikran G. Kelekian

Freer Source City

Paris

Freer Source Country

France

Image

http://141.217.97.109/plugins/Dropbox/files/peacock-jpg/JPEG/F1903.6.jpg

Collection

Citation

"Dish," in The Peacock Room, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Accession No. F1903.6, Item #3159, http://www.peacockroom.wayne.edu/items/show/3159 (accessed November 21, 2017).