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Luster-Painted Bottle

Object Name:
Bottle
Date:
second half 17th century
Geography:
Iran
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Stonepaste; luster-painted on opaque white glaze, with silver fittings
Dimensions:
H. 14 in. (35.6 cm) Diam. 7 1/2 in. (91.1 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
H.O. Havemeyer Collection, Gift of Horace Havemeyer, 1941
Accession Number:
41.199.4a, b
  • Description

    In the seventeenth century, lusterware production was revived in Iran. Painted with dark red‑brown luster on a cream-colored ground, this bottle is decorated with cypresses, birds, spiky flowers, and grass. In contrast to Safavid blue-and-white ceramics, lusterware was produced in a limited range of shapes, such as bottles, small cups, sand shakers, and bowls.

  • Provenance

    H. O. Havemeyer Collection, New York (by 1931–41; gifted to MMA)

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    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
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