• Region: Likely Shiraz, Persia.
  • Estimated Date of Production: c1708.
  • Dimensions: 274 mm in height, 160 mm x 71 mm circumference.
  • Weight: 769 grams.
  • Colour: Blue-green.
  • Technique:

    12 rings of stringing on neck, V-tooled lip, open pontilled based, top of neck appears “constrained”.

  • Description:

    abels front and back, hand written and typed (transcription), both faded with age. “This bottle of Shiraz Wine, presented by a Persian Embassy in 1708 to Queen Anne. Rests in the cellar of the Duke of Rutland since 1758.”

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  • Provenance: The most famous Late Persian bottle in existence. Given to Queen Anne by Persian Ambassador, 1708. In the cellars of the Duke of Rutland from 1758 until sold to the collector Jerome Strauss, still filled with its liquid, in the first decades of the twenti
  • Condition: Glass loss on string rim, otherwise near mint. The wine evaporated sometime post 1968 – at that time, it was still mentioned in the Christie’s catalogue.
  • Literature: Multiple references – the most common Late Persian referenced in literature.
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