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Carpet weight

Carpet weight

  • Place of origin:

    Iran (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Marbled glass

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Glass, Room 131, case 70, shelf 6

Physical description

Opaque dark blue glass weights marbled with yellow and green opaque, gold dispersed. One of a pair.

Place of Origin

Iran (made)


19th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Marbled glass


Height: 8.9 cm, Diameter: 9.2 cm

Object history note

25p paid for pair of carpet weights 272&A-1884. Acquired in 1884 from a collection in Tehran, Iran.

Descriptive line

Marbled carpet weight, one of a pair, Persia, 19th century

Labels and date

Pair of carpet weights , marbled Persia, 19th century Acquired in 1884 from a collection in Tehran, Iran. (272 &A-1884) . [18/06/2009]

Production Note

The dispersed gold suggests Venice rather than Persia.




Ceramics Collection

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