Arts of the Islamic World
On View: Arts of the Islamic World, 2nd floor
Pastiches, or ceramics “restored” in the early twentieth century by dealers, often with pieces from different objects, including wasters. X-rays (see monitor at right) reveal that many vessel handles were fabricated with metal wires and fills were added, to make the pieces more readily saleable in the art market. Overpainting and purposeful weathering of the surfaces made the objects look as if they had been found intact.
Ceramic, fritware with modern fills
16 1/4 x 12 3/16 in. (41.2 x 31 cm)
Thickness of rim: 11/16 in. (1.8 cm)
Diameter at mouth: 4 13/16 in. (12.3 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Mrs. Horace O. Havemeyer
Prior to 1942, provenance not yet documented; by 1942, acquired by Doris Anna Dick Havemeyer (Mrs. Horace O. Havemeyer) of Brooklyn, NY; 1942, gift of Doris Anna Dick Havemeyer to the Brooklyn Museum.
Vase, 13th century. Ceramic, fritware with modern fills, 16 1/4 x 12 3/16 in. (41.2 x 31 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Horace O. Havemeyer, 42.212.61. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 42.212.61_view01_PS11.jpg)
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