A LAVENDER-GLAZED POTTERY BOTTLE, PERSIA, CIRCA 17TH CENTURY
the lavender-glazed earthenware body with almond-shape protrusions, tall neck with slightly everted rim, old round collector's label 'no.1719' to neck
Appears to be intact with small chip and associated restoration to rim and minor glaze chips with associated overpainting, as viewed.
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The shape of this bottle vase is comparable to a Safavid glass model in the Khalili collection (S. Goldstein, The Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art: Glass, The Nour Foundation, Volume XV, 2005, p.299, no.320). It is said that it would have been used to collect a wife's tears while she waited for her husband to return from battle.