Fragment of Dish or Bowl

Object Name: 
Fragment of Dish or Bowl

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Object Name: 
Fragment of Dish or Bowl
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Accession Number: 
Overall Dim (max): 11.3 cm, Th: 0.2 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Jerome Strauss
Primary Description: 
Fragment of Dish or Bowl. Very deep purple, appearing almost black; decorated in gold, red, white, blue, and turquoise. Blown; gilded, enameled. Fragment of dish or bowl. Lower wall (Th. 0.2-0.4 cm) curves down and in, and merges with flat base. Decoration on interior covers lower wall and floor. On lower wall, small part of indeterminate motif with curving blue and white lines with gilded borders; in background, traces of gilded scrolls. Near bottom of wall, gilded border of concentric medallion (D. about 21 cm), with one broad line between two narrow lines. Inside medallion, small parts of two roundels separated by symmetrical element that evidently radiates from center of medallion and touches its border. Each roundel (D. about 6.8 cm) has gilded border consisting of one broad line between narrow lines; interior has small red, white, and blue motifs with gilded borders, and background of gilded scrolls. Symmetrical element has several components, all with gilded outlines (from center to border): small white motif in form of hollow circle with roughly triangular projection containing gilded dot at point farthest from center; beyond apex of triangle, turquoise spot and pair of white comma-shaped motifs, each with one gilded spot; beyond comma-shaped motifs, large red motif in form of hollow circle interrupted by blue wishbone-shaped element opposite roughly triangular projection containing gilded dot, which is at point farthest from center of medallion and touches its border; behind circle and filling spandrel between border of medallion and roundels, symmetrical pair of white stems terminating in bifurcated leaves; entire background is filled with gilded scrolls enlivened with turquoise dots.
Strauss, Jerome (1893-1978), Source
on back at edge in green
Glass of the Sultans (2001) illustrated, p. 263, fig. 104; BIB# 68105