• Region: Likely Shiraz, Persia.
  • Estimated Date of Production: Mid to late 1600s.
  • Dimensions: 297 mm in height, 45 mm by 154 mm in circumference.
  • Weight: 364 grams.
  • Colour: Pale apple green, getting richer and deeper in colour in the base.
  • Technique:

    Blowpipe pontilled, freeblown, everted lip, 19 clockwise turns of glass threading on neck.

  • Description:

    Long-necked bottle in a stunning colour, with highly bubbled glass. If it’s possible for glass to feel older, this Type I Saddle Flask feels older than the others.

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  • Provenance: Purchased October 2012, part of the Fairbourne Collection.
  • Condition: Very minor loss of glass stringing, near mint.
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  • Related Works outside of this collection:

    Similar piece in Victoria and Albert Museum; two examples in a private collection in India.