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A Nishapur relief-cut glass bottle, Persia, 9th century
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125
A Nishapur relief-cut glass bottle, Persia, 9th century
Estimate
35,00040,000
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A Nishapur relief-cut glass bottle, Persia, 9th century
the globular body with a tall conical neck with a wide rounded lip, relief-cut with a curvilinear stem with half-palmette leaves, the neck with stylised feline forms
13.7cm. height.
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Catalogue Note

This elegant glass bottle is decorated with mould-blown and cutting techniques to produce a richly decorated object. Sherds with related cut decoration of palmettes were excavated at Nishapur (Kröger 1995, pp.144-146). A bottle of closely related form and elaborate relief-cut decoration is in the David Collection, Copenhagen (von Folsach 2001, p.207, no.308; and, Blair and Bloom 2006, p.73, no.13). Several blown bottles of this form testify to its popularity in glass of this period (Goldstein 2005, pp.110-111, no.130, and 124-127, nos.152-155).

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