Like the stars themselves, the loveliness of this
elegant jug seems timeless. When it was new,
the Islamic world was in full flower; centuries
later, the vessel still delights the eye. So much
changes with the centuries, what joy it is to find
beauty that time does not wither.
JB. 1105: Small bottle, mould-blown and tooled
green glass with a globular body, flat shoulder,
short opening neck with an everted and bulged
a concave base with pontil mark; the body is
decorated with diagonal ribbings imitating a
Northeastern Iran or Central Asia, 10th – 11th
Ht. 12.5cm; Top diam. 3.2cm; Base diam. 5.5cm.
Comparative material: Carboni, cat.no.51a,
LNS 54 G, cat.no.51b, inv.no. LNS 167 G and
51c,, inv.no. LNS 295 G, pp.206-7; Israeli,
p.354; Goldstein, nos.111 - 113, pp.1000-103.
Egypt or eastern Mediterranean, 5th – 7th
Ht. 22cm; Top diam. 1.7cm; Diam in the centre
Comparative material: Carboni, cat.nos. 37a-b,
inv.nos. LNS 108 KGand LNS 38 G, p.150;
Whitehouse, no.5, a “bottle”, p.75.
Prof. Geoffrey King