Fritware with underglaze-painted design, Sultanabad ware
Overall: 7 x 32.6 cm (2 3/4 x 12 13/16 in.)
Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1924.742
Fritware is made of ground quartz, glass frit (partially fused glass), and a small proportion of fine white clay to approximate the light color and weight of Chinese porcelain.
The design of a flying phoenix on the rim was frequently represented on vessels and tilework of this period. The motif was derived from China, most likely transmitted on prestigious silk textiles.
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