Region From: Possibly Shiraz, Persia (with a case made for Isfahan, below).
Estimated Date of Production: 1700s.
Dimensions: 202 mm in height, 130 mm circumference.
Weight: 349 grams.
Colour: Deep aqua.
Technique: 1.75 rings of stringing on neck, everted lip, NO vertical ribbing, open pontilled based.
Description: The 17th century travellers talk about glass from Isfahan being very dirty glass, made entirely from cullet, rather than fresh material. Here’s a bottle that is just swimming with junk and inclusions.
Condition: 25 mm crack off pontil, otherwise near mint.
Provenance: Purchased from the Fairbourne collection in November 2012.
Literature: n/a
Related Works outside this collection: Many; commoner form.