Bottle in the Chinese Style

Persian
Safavid
first half of the 17th century


Object Place: Kirman, Iran

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 30.8 x 15 cm (12 1/8 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1997.182

Medium or Technique

Composite body (quartz, clay, and glass frit), painted in cobalt blue over white slip, covered with a clear glaze

On View

Islamic Gallery (Gallery 175)

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Ceramics

Bottle with globular body and tall, tapering neck, painted in cobalt blue over white slip. Body is painted with scenes derived from Chinese Ming-period ceramics, featuring figures and architecture in a mountainous, stream-fed landscape. Neck, in contrast, depicts two floral bouquets of Persian inspiration. Such graceful bottles were used to hold wine.

Markings

On bottom, a "tassel" mark in blue

Provenance

1997, purchased from Roland Yazhari (Hong Kong). (Accession date: November 19, 1997)

Note: Yazhari obtained the bottle in Europe.

Credit Line

Helen S. Coolidge Fund