Authentic Antique, Medieval, 15th century A.D. (803 AH – 906 AH). Syria, Mamluk period, Islamic Blue –And – White Jar - Vase of elegant tapering baluster form with a short neck and everted flat rim, standing on a low splayed foot – ring. Body hand Painted in blue on a white ground with five lobed medallions enclosing a floral design covered with thick crackle glaze.
CONDITION: Showing its age and usage with beautiful old patina, chipped in several places including the base, neck rim, and the surface of the body, otherwise intact. No restorations or repairs.
MEASUREMENTS: Height: 26.3 cm (10.35 inches). Width: 20.6 cm (8.11 inches).
WEIGHT: 2.537 kg
The Blue – And – White colors, lobed medallions, floral pattern and the Ginger Jar shape of this vase were inspired by Chinese, Ming Dynasty porcelain imported to the Mamluk Sultanate.
REFERENCES: A similar Jar from the Tareq Rajab Museum of Islamic Art Kuwait is published in the two books which are very important references on the Islamic ceramic.
1. Pottery of the Islamic World: In the Tareq Rajab Museum by Fehervari, Geza. Page: 54 No 41.
2. Ceramics of the Islamic World in the Tareq Rajab Museum by Fehervari, Geza. Page: 252 No 315.
Please see the pictures attached to the listing.
A photocopy of the pages from the aforementioned references will be provided along with a certificate of authenticity.