AN EMERALD-GREEN CARVED GLASS POTICHE

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AN EMERALD-GREEN CARVED GLASS POTICHE
PROBABLY PERSIA, CIRCA 9TH CENTURY

Of slightly flattened spherical form on short foot, a circular aperture in the upper side, the sides with a broad band of carved leaf-motifs alternating with concentric drop-shaped panels, plain bands around the mouth (repaired)
1¾in. (4.4cm.) high

Lot Essay

This little potiche appears to be carved rather than moulded. The naturalistic leaf design is unusual in this type of cut glass. For a similar piece see Museum für Islamische Kunst, Berlin, Islamische Kunst, Verborgene Schätze, Berlin, 1986, p. 69, cat. no. 76.
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