Base of waterpipe

Historical period(s)
Safavid period, 1650-1700
Medium
Stone-paste painted under glaze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 19.4 x 19.1 x 19.1 cm (7 5/8 x 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Gift of The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1987.101
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Waterpipe base

Keywords
Iran, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), smoking, water, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

Dikran Khan Kelekian, Paris [1]

The Kevorkian Foundation, New York [2]

1967
Sale, New York, Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc., December 8, 1967, lot 183, sold by the Kevorkian Foundation, New York [3]

From at least 1967-1975
Lester Wolfe, purchased from the Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc., auction [4]

1975
Sale, New York, Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc., The Lester Wolfe Collection of Persian Pottery and Metalwork, March 14, 1975, lot 131" [5]

1975-1987
The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, purchased from the Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York auction through Habib Anavian on March 14, 1975 [6]

From 1987
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation

Notes:

[1] See provenance information on the Sotheby Parke Bernet auction catalogue of the March 14, 1975 sale, illustrated cat. no. 131, copy in object file.

[2] See note 1.

[3] See note 1.

[4] According to documentation from the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Lester Wolfe loaned this object to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York from December 12, 1967 through April 9, 1970. Based on the proximity of this loan, Lester Wolfe likely purchased the object directly from the 1967 Sotheby Parke Bernet auction.

[5] See note 1.

[6] See documentations from the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation.

Previous Owner(s)

Kevorkian Foundation
Habib Anavian
Lester Wolfe
Dikran Garabed Kelekian 1868-1951
Arthur M. Sackler Foundation founded 1965

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