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At A Glance

  • Period

    19th century
  • Geography

  • Material

    Stone-paste painted under glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W: 36.3 x 20 cm (14 5/16 x 7 7/8 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Vase, ovoidal with trumpet neck (restored), and spreading foot. Formerly four knobs and four openings of bobeche form on the shoulder; one of the latter remaining
    Clay: soft, gray.
    Glaze: greenish-white, crazed, discolored and modified by incipient disintegration; silvery iridescence.
    Decoration: outlines incised; painted in blue and aubergine (slight) under glaze.
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Ferandzi Teheranj (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Provenance

    Excavated in Coone, spring of 1908 [1]
    To 1908
    Ferandzi Teheranj, Istanbul, to 1908 [2]
    From 1908 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Ferandzi Teheranj, in Istanbul, in summer of 1908 [3]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]
    [1] According to Curatorial Remark 1, an undated note from Charles Land Freer, in the object record: "This jar was excavated at Coone, an old destroyed town near Teheran during the Spring of 1908, and was brought to Constantinople by a Persian named Ferandzi Teheranji, from whom I purchased it in one of the Khans of Constantinople, during trip, summer of 1908." See a note within Curatorial Remark 1 (undated, by G.D.G.), wherein it is suggested that Coone is possibly the town of Kum (Qum).
    [2] See Original Pottery List, L. 1812, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
    [3] See note 2.
    [4] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

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