Swan-Neck Bottle (Ashkdan)

Object Name:
probably 18th–19th century
Attributed to Iran
Glass; blown in dip mold, applied; tooled on the pontil
H. 15 11/16 in. (39.8 cm)
Max. diam. 4 9/16 in. (11.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
Not on view
? Charles MannheimCollection, Paris (in 1898; coll. cat., 1898, no. 99); J. Pierpont Morgan (American), New York (until d. 1913; his estate 1913–17; gifted to MMA)
Museum für Islamische Kunst, Pergamonmuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. "The Arts of Islam. Masterpieces from the M.M.A.," June 15, 1981–August 8, 1981, no. 90.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "5000 Years of Art," October 10, 1981–December 6, 1981, no. 91.

Quebec City. Musée de la Civilisation. "Forever Blue," May 7, 2003–September 6, 2004, no catalogue.

Dimand, Maurice S. A Handbook of Mohammedan Decorative Arts. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1930. pp. 199–200, ill. fig. 123 (b/w).

"Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York." In The Arts of Islam. Berlin, 1981. no. 90, pp. 218-219, ill. p. 219 (color).

"An Exhibition Organized by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the American Federation of Arts." In 5000 Years of Art from the Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art:. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1981. no. 91, p. 126, ill. (b/w).