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Iranian blown glass vase

Image attached to C.232-2015

An image of Vase. Unknown glasshouse, probably Iran. The vase stands on a circular foot. The bulbous lower part rises into a cylindrical neck, which expands towards the open mouth. There is a pontil mark in the middle of the base. Transparent bluish-green glass, blown with applied thick and thin spirally-trailed threads round the neck, height, 20.3 cm, diameter, 9.8 cm, circa 1700-1750, probably 18th century. Production Note: Formerly attributed to Almeria in southern Spain, and dated to the 17th or 18th century. However, it seems more likely to have been made in Iran, probably 18th century, particularly as it came from a Iranian collection. Ivor and Lady Batchelor Bequest.

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Vase. Unknown glasshouse, probably Iran. The vase stands on a circular foot. The bulbous lower part rises into a cylindrical neck, which expands towards the open mouth. There is a pontil mark in the middle of the base. Transparent bluish-green glass, blown with applied thick and thin spirally-trailed threads round the neck, height, 20.3 cm, diameter, 9.8 cm, circa 1700-1750, probably 18th century. Production Note: Formerly attributed to Almeria in southern Spain, and dated to the 17th or 18th century. However, it seems more likely to have been made in Iran, probably 18th century, particularly as it came from a Iranian collection. Ivor and Lady Batchelor Bequest.

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  • Accession Number: C.232-2015
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/32.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: GFX 50S
  • Photographer name: Katie Young
  • Image height: 1025 pixels
  • Image width: 716 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 297.17kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 32/1
  • Captured: 2018:07:24 22:46:47

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18th Century _WF_Batchelor blue bulb bulbous cylindrical Fitz_AA glass glassware Iranian slipware spirally spirals trailed trailing trails vase

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