Dot Cluster

Dot Cluster


Dot clusters are characterized by small dots that are grouped together. They are seen on both porcelains and earthenwares. Any abstract grouping of dots, not related to botanical elements, should be classified as a “Dot Cluster.” When the dot cluster is repeated, make sure the Motifis “Individual A, repeated.”

Stylistic Genre:

The genre for this stylistic element depends on a combination of decorative technique, color, and element.

Cataloging Example for Depicted Sherd:


Stylistic Genre
Handpainted Blue
Interior/Exterior Location Decorative Technique Color Stylistic Element Motif
Interior Proximal Rim Painted, under free hand Purple-Blue, Intense Dark Dot Cluster Individual A