Bottle

17th century (made)

Unknown

Height: 27.3 cm, Width: 20.3 cm

C.1968-1910 MES

Cer, Safavid, Blue and white, Pilgrim bottle of whitish-grey fritware, flattened-globular body with a spreading foot and neck of damascened brass, painted on a white slip, and covered with glaze, Iran, 17th century.

Pilgrim bottle of whitish-grey fritware, painted in dark olive-green outline and blue on a white slip, and covered with a clear glaze. Flattened-globular body with a central boss on either side, and a spreading four-lobed foot. On both sides is a flowering plant, and on the edge are continuous wavy stems with conventional flowers springing from panels each enclosing a crane amid clouds. The whole decoration is reserved on a blue ground. The neck has been broken off and replaced with one in damascened brass to which two silver chains are attached.

Bequeathed by George Salting, Esq.

Location: Ceramics Study Galleries, Asia & Europe, room 137, case 30, shelf 1

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