Troalen , Lore , Reiche, I, Röhrs, S, Pretzel , B, Burgio , L, Shah, B, Peschard, S, Boust, C, Tate, Jim, Martin, G and Voigt, Friederike (2009) 'To acquire a good name': Specimens of nineteenth century Persian tile making from the Tehran workshop of the master potter Ali Muhammad Isfahani. In: Sources and Serendipity - Testimonies of Artists' Practice. Archetype Publications, London. ISBN 9781904982524

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Abstract

This paper presents the analytical results obtained on the study of a green pigment, part of 23 samples of raw materials from the late 19th century Persian workshop of the master potter Ali Muhammad Isfahani, today in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. In collaboration with institutions in the United Kingdom and France the samples were investigated using non-invasive and non-destructive analytical techniques to characterise their quantitative elementary composition and the structure of crystalline and amorphous phases present.

The composition of the green sample was compared with a treatise by the master potter, which illustrates his description of the working process and with results obtained from one of his finished tiles, now in the collection of the National Museums Scotland. It is hoped that the analytical investigation of the raw material together with the finished object will help our art historical understanding of the workshop.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: This publication is a collection of papers from the third symposium of the Art Technological Source Research (ATSR) Working Group held in 2008.
Uncontrolled Keywords: conservation Persia pottery
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament
Theme: Material culture: creation and use
Department: Conservation and Analytical Research
World Cultures
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Depositing User: Dora Petherbridge
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2010 11:05
Last Modified: 21 May 2012 12:29
URI: http://repository.nms.ac.uk/id/eprint/159

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