Author: Andrea Bird

PC-032

(PC-032) Region: Likely Shiraz, Persia. Estimated Date of Production: Mid to late 1600s. Dimensions: 284 mm in height, 117 mm in circumference. Weight: 334 grams. Colour: Green aqua. Technique: Blowpipe pontilled, freeblown, ribbed, curiously fashioned lip, 19 clockwise turns of glass threading on neck. Description: Highly unique and tooled lip – perhaps to aid pouring? Glass has many inclusions. Built By: Provenance: Purchased July 2012, part of the Fairbourne Collection. Condition: Perfect glass stringing, bits of internal haze, near mint. Literature: Related Works outside of this collection: One footed decanter in a collection in Australia, six in a collection...

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PC-098

(PC-098) Region: Likely Shiraz, Persia. Estimated Date of Production: Mid to late 1600s. Dimensions: 266 mm in height, 94 mm in circumference. Weight: 312 grams. Colour: Amber. Technique: Blowpipe pontilled, freeblown, ribbed, everted lip, 18 clockwise turns of glass threading on neck, blown from a single piece of glass (foot not added later). Description: Smaller sized bottle, likely held the second-least contents of the six in the collection currently. Built By: Provenance: Purchased January 2013 from the Fairbourne Collection. Condition: Very minor loss of glass stringing, areas of internal haze, one tiny potstone. Full external glaze. Literature: Related Works...

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PC-099

(PC-099) Region: Likely Shiraz, Persia. Estimated Date of Production: Mid to late 1600s. Dimensions: 300 mm in height, 109 mm in circumference. Weight: 376 grams. Colour: Yellow with olive tones. Technique: Blowpipe pontilled, freeblown, ribbed, everted lip, 17.25 clockwise turns of glass threading on neck. Description: Not footed, but included because it was clearly a very similarly styled piece of glass. Built By: Provenance: Purchased January 2013, part of the Fairbourne Collection. Condition: Minor loss of glass stringing, bits of internal haze, near mint. Literature: Related Works outside of this collection: One footed decanter in a collection in Australia,...

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PC-100

(PC-100) Region: Likely Shiraz, Persia. Estimated Date of Production: Mid to late 1600s. Dimensions: 300 mm in height, 126 mm in circumference. Weight: 362 grams. Colour: Amber. Technique: Blowpipe pontilled, freeblown, ribbed, everted lip, 17 clockwise turns of glass threading on neck, blown from a single piece of glass (foot not added later). Description: Most bulbous of the bodies, made with relatively pure glass. Built By: Provenance: Purchased April 2013 from New South Wales, Australia. The previous owner purchased it from India. Condition: Very minor loss of glass stringing, areas of internal haze, otherwise near mint. Literature: Related Works...

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PC-101

(PC-101) Region: Likely Shiraz, Persia. Estimated Date of Production: Mid to late 1600s. Dimensions: 265 mm in height, 105 mm in circumference. Weight: 258 grams. Colour: Yellow. Technique: Blowpipe pontilled, freeblown, ribbed, everted lip, looks as though there were originally approximately 14 clockwise turns of glass threading on neck, blown from a single piece of glass (foot not added later). Description: Description: Unique in many ways – shape, colour, diminutive size. Built By: Provenance: Purchased March 2013 from Paris, France. Condition: Loss of glass stringing, areas of internal haze, but a very striking bottle. Literature: Related Works outside of...

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