Widemouth SaddlesA month ago, I didn’t know this shape existed in late Persians. And now there are two! Picture your typical (yawn) late Persian saddle flask – except with a wide mouth. Same thing the Dutch and English (and no doubt others) did to their onions and occasionally to their case bottles.

I’d like to think that the glass on the shoulder of the lighter one is a seal, and it may well be, because I can see (or believe I can see) some non-random marking there…but I believe the best I will ever do is “indistinct”. Just as a note, I have seen a consistent, small percentage of saddles that have this glass button on the shoulder.

Always fun to find something you weren’t expecting!!