Footed vase with applied ring handles, earthenware with chinoiserie motifs in underglaze cobalt blue. H. 13-3/4 in. Signed Amal Abu'l-Ezz. Imitates vases of Yuan Dynasty (1280-1368), Chinese celadon although also influenced by shape of mosque lamps of the Mamluk period.

Footed Vase with Applied Ring Handles, 15th century

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Although the shape of this vase imitates Chinese models of the Yuan dynasty (1280-1368) with attached ring handles, its flaring neck shows the potter's greater familiarity with the glass mosque lamps of the Mamluk period. The decoration of Mamluk blue-and-white pottery imitates Ming porcelains of the Hsuan-te reign (1426-35), but the inability of Middle Eastern potters to control vessel shapes and underglaze designs as well as the Chinese is apparent in this early example of blue-and-white. This rare vase was, however, considered worthy enough to be signed by its maker, Men'l'Ezz, who is known for a similar vase in the Islamic Museum in Cairo and fragments in other museum collections.

Details
Title
Footed Vase with Applied Ring Handles
Role
Artist
Dimension
13 3/4 in. (34.93 cm)
Accession Number
84.45
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Footed vase with applied ring handles, earthenware with chinoiserie motifs in underglaze cobalt blue. H. 13-3/4 in. Signed Amal Abu'l-Ezz. Imitates vases of Yuan Dynasty (1280-1368), Chinese celadon although also influenced by shape of mosque lamps of the Mamluk period.