07 avril 2009

An Abbasid moulded glass Bottle with Figures. Persia or Mesopotamia, 8th-11th Century

An Abbasid moulded glass Bottle with Figures. Persia or Mesopotamia, 8th-11th Century made in green glass with bluish tinge, the funnel neck with cut and smoothed rim on a body blown into an octagonal mould, each panel decorated with a figure with a large head, seven facing figures with their arms held out differently, and one sitting sideways holding a rud upright, a six-petalled rosette on the underside of base. 9 cm. high. Estimate: £2,000 - 2,500. Unsold Footnote: The closest parallel to this unusual bottle is a... [Lire la suite]