Ewer

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Object Name: 
Ewer
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
79.1.33
Dimensions: 
Rim H: 14 cm; Body Diam: 9 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
800-899
Credit Line: 
Gift of Richard C. Reedy
Primary Description: 
Clear blue glass; blown, tooled, with yellow-orange luster decoration. The ewer has a globular pear-shape and a low foot and a long flaring neck. A curved handle is attached at the shoulder and the rim, topped with a tall, spherical thumb rest. Applied spiral thread decoration around the upper neck. Decorated with mottled, somewhat irregular and stylized rosette/vegetal patterns, in both yellow-orange and red luster stains. Virtually the entire surface is covered, with only small areas of clear blue glass "peeking" through. Pontil mark on base.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Reedy, Richard C., Source
1979-12-27
Category: 
Iraq and China: Ceramics, Trade and Innovation
Venue(s)
Smithsonian International Gallery 2004-11-09 through 2005-04-24
Glass of the Sultans
Venue(s)
Benaki Museum
Metropolitan Museum of Art
 
Liquid Refreshment: 2000 Years of Drinks and Drinking Glasses
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1993-04-24 through 1994-12-31
Chemical Analyses of Early Glasses (Volume 3) (2012) pp. 58, 97, 434, 683; BIB# 61154
Glass of the Sultans (2001) illustrated, pp. 215-216, #106; BIB# 68105
Recent Important Acquisitions, 22 (1980) illustrated, p. 89, #10;
Important Ancient and Islamic Glass, Classical, Egyptian, and Near Eastern Antiquities (#4324) (1979-12-13) Lot 259;