Detail of José Manuel de la Cerda, Pátzcuaro, Mexico, desk on stand, 18th c., lacquered and polychromed wood with painted decoration. The Hispanic Society of America, New York, NY. From mfa.org.
Workshop of Diego Salvador Carreto, basin with landscape in Chinese style, late 17th c., in-glazed earthenware. Philadelphia Museum of Art: Purchased with the Joseph E. Temple Fund, 1908. © Philadelphia Museum of Art. From mfa.org.
Nikoo Paydar has a PhD in art history from the Courtauld Institute, London.