Author: Andrea Bird

PC-029

(PC-029) Region: Possibly Shiraz, Persia. Estimated Date of Production: Mid-to late 1700s. Dimensions: 196 mm in height, 130 mm by 68 mm circumference. Weight: 131 grams. Colour: Light blue body tending to a medium blue neck. Technique: Out-tooled lip with an inner ledge, open pontilled based. Description: Very light glass. Substantial, even basal wear. Filled with tiny seed bubbles. Built By: Provenance: Purchased from the Fairbourne collection in July 2012. Condition: Very near mint. Literature: Related Works outside of this collection:...

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PC-016

(PC-016) Region: Possibly Shiraz, Persia. Estimated Date of Production: Early to mid-1700s. Dimensions: 150 mm in height, 115 mm circumference. Weight: 682 grams Colour: Green Technique: 2 rings of glass rigaree around neck, v-tooled lip, open pontilled based. Description: Rich, deep glass, very thick and heavy – almost as though it were constructed to hold contents that were under substantial pressure. Heavy even basal wear – this bottle did not sit on a shelf quietly – it had a very busy working life. Built By: Provenance: Purchased from the Fairbourne collection in June 2012; previously in the Brintnall collection....

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PC-011

(PC-011) Region: Possibly Shiraz, Persia. Estimated Date of Production: Late 1600s – early 1700s. Dimensions: 143 mm in height, 123 mm circumference. Weight: 362 grams. Colour: Light blue. Technique: 1 ring of pinched glass rigaree around neck, everted lip, solid pontilled based. Description: Beautiful, highly spherical, and I would suggest early example of the form. Built By: Provenance: Purchased from the Fairbourne collection in June 2012; previously in the Brintnall collection. Condition: Internal content stain, 10 mm multi-point star crack on body at widest point. Literature: None. Related Works outside of this collection:...

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PC-116

(PC-116) Region: Possibly Shiraz, Persia. Estimated Date of Production: 1700s. Dimensions: 149 mm in height, 96 mm circumference. Weight: 221 grams. Colour: Yellow green. Technique: 1.75 rings of stringing on neck, everted and flattened lip, no vertical ribbing, open pontilled based. Description: Classic example of the form. Built By: Provenance: Purchased from the Fairbourne collection in November 2012. Condition: Internal content stain, otherwise near mint. Literature: Related Works outside of this collection: Few known, likely an unrecognized Persian...

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PC-115

(PC-115) Region: Possibly Shiraz, Persia. Estimated Date of Production: 1700s. Dimensions: 134 mm in height, 90 mm circumference. Weight: 132 grams. Colour: Pale blue. Technique: 2.25 rings of stringing on neck, everted lip, no vertical ribbing, open pontilled based. Description: The only small flask in the collection (as at May 2013) with stringing that snakes UP the neck, rather than simply AROUND the neck. Small sample size, however; may not be meaningful distinction. Built By: Provenance: Purchased from the Fairbourne collection in November 2012. Condition: Delightfully small, very near mint. Literature: Related Works outside of this collection: Few known,...

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