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Ewer

  • Place of origin:

    Iran (made)

  • Date:

    17th century (made)

  • Museum number:

    351-1897

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Bottle with an attached metallic spout and handle. There is a ridge where the shoulder joins the body. A series of fourteen luscious flowers decorates the body interspersed with small veined leaves.

Place of Origin

Iran (made)

Date

17th century (made)

Dimensions

Height: 36.5 cm, Width: 21 cm

Object history note

Purchased on behalf of the South Kensington Museum (today the V&A) in 1897 from Edgar and Alice Whitaker, executors for the Istanbul estate of William Henry Wrench (1836-96), British Consul to Ottoman Turkey. During his diplomatic career, Wrench had assembled a private art collection of paintings, ceramics, metalwork, arms, textiles, carpets and other furnishings. These were well-known to curators at South Kensington: in 1892, the Museum purchased a set of four photographs, recording how Wrench had displayed the collection in his home in Pera, Istanbul.

Descriptive line

ISL, NP, 18

Materials

Fritware; Metal

Techniques

Painted

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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