LARGE ISLAMIC DECORATED FLASK, CIRCA 12TH – 13TH CENTURY A.D.

$7,500.00

Culture: Islamic
Date: Circa 12th – 13th century A.D.
Medium: Glass
Condition: Intact, with some weathering and deposits
Provenance: Ex- European collection circa 1972 – 1980.
Dimensions: H. 9 in. (23 cm.)
Ref No. IS1158

Description

The lopsided globular flask has a long cylindrical and slightly tapered neck. A trail of glass was applied in a spiral pattern around the lower part of the neck and a crimped collar. The body decorated in rope pattern and images of peacocks within medallions. The so-called pearl borders are typical decorations developed in Iran in the Sassanian Period. The flask is virtually intact, and the surface is partially weathered resulting in a pale brown coating.

cf: the Nasser Khalili collection of Islamic Glass, cat. 68a-b; Another in the Kofler collection, Lucerne 1981, no. 556; Glass 500 B.C. – A.D. 1900, the Hans Cohn Collection, Axel von Saldern, cat. no. 164, p. 166; Verres Antiques et de L’Islam, Ancienne Collection de Monsieur D, June 1985, lot 642-43, pp. 263-64; Persian Glass, S. Fukai 1977, pl. 75; Berlin, no. 412, p. 58.