Bottle in the Chinese Style
first half of the 17th century
Object Place: Kirman, Iran
Height x diameter: 30.8 x 15 cm (12 1/8 x 5 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Composite body (quartz, clay, and glass frit), painted in cobalt blue over white slip, covered with a clear glaze
Islamic Gallery (Gallery 175)
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.
On bottom, a "tassel" mark in blue
1997, purchased from Roland Yazhari (Hong Kong). (Accession date: November 19, 1997)
Note: Yazhari obtained the bottle in Europe.
Helen S. Coolidge Fund