Author: Andrea Bird

PC-036

(PC-036) Region: Possibly Persian. Estimated Date of Production: Late 1800s to early 1900s. Dimensions: 335 mm in height, 101 mm in circumference. Weight: 445 grams. Colour: Robin's Egg Blue. Technique: Solid glass pontilled, freeblown, vertical ribs counterclockwise on neck. Description: Bottle is delightfully formed. Despite the relative newness, these bottles are a joy. Seed bubbles throughout. Built By: Provenance: Purchased June 2013, from an American collection. Condition: Very light wear; very near mint. Literature: Related Works outside of this collection: Two others like this one located in Belgium, though in different...

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PC-010

(PC-010) Region: Possibly Persian. Estimated Date of Production: Early to mid 1800s. Dimensions: 317 mm in height, 98 mm in circumference. Weight: 383 grams. Colour: Cobalt blue. Technique: Glass pontilled, freeblown, five indentations in base. Tiny string of glass occlusion from neck to spout. Description: Neck is delightfully formed, though while I understand the base may have been crimped in to add stability (?), it certainly doesn’t make for a more graceful form. Built By: Provenance: Purchased June 2013, from a Florida collector who had owned it for 40 years. Very similar (likely identical) glass to two Rose Water...

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PC-058

(PC-058) Region: Possibly Shiraz, Persia. Estimated Date of Production: Mid to late 1700s. Dimensions: 273 mm in height, 156 mm in circumference. Weight: 1115 grams. Colour: Blue aqua. Technique: Blowpipe pontilled, freeblown, everted lip, 4 clockwise turns of glass threading on neck, extending down to the base. Description: An odd piece of glass that only begins to look familiar when it is placed close to a collection of Hookah Pipe Bases.  At this point, my best guess is that this was a Persian-made hookah pipe base. Built By: Provenance: Purchased October 2012 from the Fairbourne Collection. Condition: Literature: Related...

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PC-026

(PC-026) Region: Likely Shiraz, Persia. Estimated Date of Production: Early to mid 1600s. Dimensions: 314 mm in height, 131 mm by 180 mm in circumference. Weight: 966 grams Colour: Deep blue aqua. Technique: Blowpipe pontilled, freeblown, v-tooled lip. Description: Gorgeous long-necked bottle of a very dense and pure glass quality, one of very few known (two in this collection, one slightly later example in Metropolitan Museum of Art) examples of this style and age of bottle. Built By: Provenance: Purchased November 2012, formerly in the Fairbourne collection. Condition: Literature: Related Works outside of this collection: Metropolitan Museum of...

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PC-060

(PC-060) Region: Likely Shiraz, Persia. Estimated Date of Production: Early to mid 1600s. Dimensions: 269 mm in height, 111 mm by 157 mm in circumference. Weight: 667 grams Colour: Deep blue aqua. Technique: Blowpipe pontilled, freeblown, v-tooled lip. Description: Gorgeous long-necked bottle of a very dense and pure glass quality, one of very few known (two in this collection, one slightly later example in Metropolitan Museum of Art) examples of this style and age of bottle. Built By: Provenance: Purchased November 2012, formerly in the Fairbourne collection. Condition: Literature: Related Works outside of this collection: Metropolitan Museum of...

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