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dated A.H. 1291/ A.D. 1874
Decorated in Iran. Attributed to Germany, Bohemia
Glass; blown, cut, enameled, and gilded
H. 3 5/8 in. (9.5 cm) Diam. of foot: 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Alfred Wolkenberg, 1967
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: In Persian, on two cartouches (same inscription repeated): "By order of Muhammad Ismail al-Hajj the merchant (?) in the year 1261". (Trans. Sussan Babaie, 2/1991)
Alfred Wolkenberg, New York (until 1967; gifted to MMA)
Mexico City. Colegio de San Ildefonso. "Arte islamico del Museo Metropolitano de Arte de Nueva York," September 30, 1994–January 8, 1995, no. 72.

New York. Leubsdorf Gallery at Hunter College. "Re-Orientations: Islamic Art and the West in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries," February 7, 2008–April 26, 2008, no catalogue.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Daniel S. Walker, Arturo Ponce Guadián, Sussan Babaie, Stefano Carboni, Aimee Froom, Marie Lukens Swietochowski, Tomoko Masuya, Annie Christine Daskalakis-Matthews, Abdallah Kahil, and Rochelle Kessler. "Colegio de San Ildefonso, Septiembre de 1994-Enero de 1995." In Arte Islámico del Museo Metropolitano de Arte de Nueva York. Mexico City: Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, 1994. no. 72, pp. 188-189, ill. p. 189 (b/w).

Bates, Ülkü. Re-Orientations: Islamic Art and the West in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. New York, 2008. no. 25, pp. 80–81, ill.

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