Bottle, Stonepaste; luster-painted on opaque blue glaze, with silver fittings

Bottle

Date:
17th century
Geography:
Made in Iran
Medium:
Stonepaste; luster-painted on opaque blue glaze, with silver fittings
Dimensions:
H. 11 in. (27.9 cm)
Diam. 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.170
Not on view
Very few pieces of Iranian lusterware survive from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, but this technique was revived in the seventeenth century. During this period, lusterware was produced in a relatively limited range of shapes, including elegant bottles, such as the one here, as well as dishes, bowls, cups, ewers and sand-shakers. This bottle may have been used for wine, and has a molded, pear-shaped body with a long neck, and is covered with a silver fitting and sealed with a silver top.
Edward C. Moore, New York (until d. 1891; bequeathed to MMA)