Melon

Persian
Qajar
19th century


Object Place: Iran

Dimensions

Overall: 33 x 23 cm (13 x 9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.635

Medium or Technique

Steel with gold inlay

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Metalwork

Gourd with stem, two leaves and two buds. The base of the stem is threaded to screw into the body of the gourd, which is inlaid with gold at bottom, center and top.

Provenance

By 1914, Hervey E. Wetzel (b. 1888 - d. 1918), Boston; 1918, by inheritance from her cousin, Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, Chicago [see note 1]; 1919, gift of Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, residuary legatee under the will of Hervey E. Wetzel, to the MFA. (Accession date: March 31, 1919)

Notes:
[1] See Wetzel's will of November 8, 1918.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, residuary legatee under the will of Hervey E. Wetzel