Late Period Islamic Glass - Persian Ewer - Circa 19th Century
Excellent Condition - No Defects
I recently inherited this Persian Glass Ewer from my mother.
This ewer was originally a gift from the Shah of Iran to a prominent land developer that built equestrian facilities in Iran during the time of his reign. After his fall, this developer and several other Iranian families settled here in Jacksonville, Florida in the early 1980's to start over. My father, a land developer himself, successfully partnered with them and they became good friends. The ewer was a gift to my mother as a token of thanks.
There are no visible cracks or chips and this piece is fully intact and in excellent condition. There are also no makers marks I believe.
I have contacted several museum curators and collectors directly and have learned this ewer was most likely made in Iran during the 1800’s.
There are several vessels with very similar applied "butterfly" decorations to the spout in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
The vessel also appears to have a somewhat matte surface treatment.
I do not have any supporting documentation, written or otherwise, to conclusively establish the provenance of this ewer.
However, my family story is true and I stand by what I say 100%.