A later owner's name is inscribed "God's servant Mir .... Baqqal" (a vendor of provisions).
The original decoration of this kashkul was of outstanding quality. The arabesque medallions on the body and the casting of the dragons' heads are extremely finely done. The designs are reminiscent to those of the medallions containing cloudbands on the three inwells, one with associated pencase, signed by Mirak Husayn Yazdi and attributed ot the early 16th century (James Allan, "Early Safavid Metalwork", in Hunt for Paradise, Court Arts of Safavid Iran, 1501-1576, New York and Milan, 2003, no.8.14, p.219). The inscription around the sides is certainly later and may well replace the original inscription. For a detailed discussion of the form, please see A.S. Melikian-Chirvani, "From the Royal boat to the Beggar's Bowl", Islamic Art IV, Genoa and New York, 1991, pp.3-111).