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.
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