Lot n° 5
600 - 800
Iran, Kashan, Il-Khanid art, 13th-14th century
A siliceous ceramic vessel with a pear-shaped body, tubular neck and straight handle, painted on a cobalt-blue and black glaze with "petit feu" decoration in red, white and gold. The body is decorated with diamond and cruciform motifs arranged in staggered rows. Vertical lines and circles on the neck. The whole is punctuated by three beaded bands. Condition: restored fractures with repaints.
H. 20 cm ; Diameter : 13 cm
The name "ladjvardina" comes from the Persian "lajvard" meaning "lapiz lazuli". The blue color that characterizes it comes from a cobalt glaze on which is painted after firing a decoration called "small fire" most often in red, white, gold and black. The technique of "small fire" known as "ladjvardina" is characteristic of the Il-Khanid period following the Mongol invasion. Shaped pieces with this type of decoration are rare. Expert L.S.
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