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Bottle with landscape and flowing river

Creation date: 17th century
Creation place: Iran

Other Information

Type: Ceramic Bottle
Medium and Support: Stonepaste, underglaze and luster decoration
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Irving T. Snyder
Conservation funded by Haleh and Massih Tayebi
Accession Number: 1964.72
Dimensions: 11 1/2 in. x 6 1/2 in. x 6 1/2 in. (29.21 cm x 16.51 cm x 16.51 cm)
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Mrs. Irving T. Snyder, Coronado, California ( - June 29, 1964)

D. G. Kelekian, New York, New York ( - )

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (June 29, 1964 - )

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04/17/17 Diana Chou
The form and decoration of this bowl, which includes a pseudo-Chinese seal on its base, all draw inspiration from Chinese porcelains of the late Ming Dynasty (1368–1644). Tree branches and lush foliage painted in black and cobalt blue cover the surface of the bottle, while rivers, drawn as serpentine gray diagonals, traverse its bulbous body. The special iridescent effect of luster is observed in the vine stems and flowers in copper red over the transparent glaze.
Last Updated: 8/26/2022


This object was included in the following exhibitions:

6000 Years of Persian Art The Iranian Institute , 4/24/1940 - 5/24/1940

Islamic Ceramics and Luristan Bronzes: Collection of The Fine Arts Gallery The San Diego Museum of Art , 10/1/1964 - 11/1/1964

Persian Art , 12/20/2014 - 00/00/00

Arts of Iran The San Diego Museum of Art , 1/20/2017 - 00/00/00


This object has the following bibliographic references:

Islamic Ceramics and Luristan Bronzes: San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1964
Page Number: No. 13, Figure Number: 13

Phyllis Ackerman. Guide to the Exhibition of Persian Art The Iranian Institute. New York, New York, 1940
Page Number: 282 no. B

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