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Bottle

Bottle

  • Place of origin:

    Iran (made)
    Ispahan (city)

  • Date:

    1600-1650
    1650-1800 (mounted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Fritware, relief moulded, glazed; metal

  • Museum number:

    1347-1876

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case Y, shelf 3

Physical description

Bottle or flask, coarse fritware, after a glass prototype, of flattened bottle-shape, the long tapering neck terminating in an bulb or garlic-shaped mouth (neck reduced), above a ridged knop, each side moulded in relief, one side depicting two fighting camels, the other side shows a winged lion and a qilin-like creature, the whole covered in a green glaze.The neck is mounted with a silvered copper collar with brass rim, and fitted with a domed cover with securing brass chain.

Place of Origin

Iran (made)
Ispahan (city)

Date

1600-1650
1650-1800 (mounted)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Fritware, relief moulded, glazed; metal

Dimensions

Height: 24.1 cm, Diameter: 15.2 cm

Descriptive line

Bottle, fritware, of flattened bottle shape moulded in relief with a camel-fight, Iran, 1600-1650;
a replacement silvered copper neck and lid, with brass chain and rim added, 1650-1800.

Materials

Fritware; Metal

Techniques

Glazed; Relief; Mounted

Categories

Ceramics

Collection

Middle East Section

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