A group of Three Zand 18th Century monochrome rose water glass ewers. Tabriz, Iran.
This group of intact glass vessels surviving from the 18th Century are fine specimens of intricately mouth blown glass vessels made for pouring small quantities of rose or orange blossom water. The body shapes ate globular near the base with elegant long necks ending with petalled spouts. The flaring mouths at the top acted like funnels to trickle the scarce blosdom water through a long straight neck to the main receptacle. The handles of the ewers were added during the making, while the glass was still hot in the form of rings around the neck.
These were then hooped to create the handles. Each of these vessels is individually coloured in a monochrome lightly lustrous shade.
Size: 19cm the largest.