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Artist/maker unknown, Chinese, for export to the Islamic market
This bowl was made in China, for export to the Islamic market. It is an example of "clobbered ware," in which preexisting decorations are painted over with new designs. On this piece, a version of the "blossom and nightingale" motif popular in the Persian market is covered with an Urdu inscription honoring a noble woman in her "fourth age." Enamelers sometimes clobbered porcelain so that they could quickly fill special orders.

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