Historical period(s)
Qajar period, 19th century
Stone-paste painted under glaze
H x W: 36.3 x 20 cm (14 5/16 x 7 7/8 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


figure, Iran, iridescence, Qajar period (1779 - 1925)

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.

Previous Owner(s)

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

Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
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