Kashan Lustre Jar - GD.006R, Origin: Central Asia, Circa: 1200 AD to 1300 AD, Dimensions: 7.7" (19.6cm) high x 7.6" (19.3cm) wide, Collection: Islamic Art, Style: Kashan, Medium: Fritware, The ceramic industry at Kashan dates back to the 10th century. Its heyday is seen with the beautiful lustre wares that are produced between the end of the 12th century and the beginning of the 14th century. There seem to be very little impact on the industry from the devastating Mongol invasions of the 13th century. This vase is in the ‘Miniature’ style. The term indicates a manner of depiction that is painted directly in lustrous pigment on to the glaze. The technique of a large central figure, seen previously in the ‘Monumental’ style is replaced by a surface divided into a number of friezes and zones. The general aspect of this style is that the vessels begin to be more finely potted and the motifs finely drawn.