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Seal

GLOBULAR WINE (PC-109)
Region From: Likely Shiraz, Persia.
Estimated Date of Production: early to mid 1600s.
Dimensions: 266 mm in height, 196 mm in circumference.
Weight: 885 grams
Colour: Light blue aqua.
Technique: Blowpipe pontilled, freeblown, v-tooled and polished lip. Stringing around base of neck with seal and two lines of Farsi script.
Description: Bulbous wine of a very dense and pure glass quality, one of only two known sealed examples of this style of bottle. I have had five translations of the seal, all similar but different. All translators agree that the writing is the name of a person. The script on the seal appears to translate to (from right to left in order): Built by عمل”Kholamhosein” (First Name) غلامحسن “Adham” (Last Name) ادهم عمل غلامحسن ادهم
Provenance: Purchased November 2012, formerly in the Fairbourne collection.
Literature: n/a
Related Works outside this collection: None yet.

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