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Label Text

This small vase from seventeenth-century Iran was part of a group of blue-glazed ceramics that the Paris-based dealer Dikran G. Kelekian shipped to Freer on approval in the fall of 1904, shortly after the Peacock Room had arrived in Detroit. Described by Freer as a "beautiful small specimen," the stonepaste body of this vessel is covered with a colorless transparent glaze on the interior and at the rim and a cobalt blue glaze on the exterior. Although the glazes are degraded, traces of decoration—a floral design painted in black outline over the glaze—remain faintly visible.

Object Name

Vase

Dated

17th century?

Medium

Stone-paste with cobalt blue and colorless transparent alkali-silicate glazes, traces of decoration

Dimensions

HxW: 10.1 x 7.9 cm

Country

Iran

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Lang Freer

Iteration

2

Shelf Number

211

Wall

West

Title

Vase

Object Number

F1904.52

Freer Source

Dikran G. Kelekian

Freer Source City

Paris

Freer Source Country

France

Image

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Collection

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Citation

"Vase," in The Peacock Room, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Accession No. F1904.52, Item #3383, http://www.peacockroom.wayne.edu/items/show/3383 (accessed November 21, 2017).