Bowl with Fish Motifs

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 455

Ilkhanid-period potters in Iran imitated the range of green glazes of imported Chinese celadon wares, though they did not always succeed in duplicating their colors. This bowl is one of the more accomplished attempts. Its color, shape and decoration of three playful fish relate closely to wares produced in the kilns of Longquan, China during the Song period (960–1279).

Bowl with Fish Motifs, Stonepaste; molded and glazed

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