Posted 10 years ago
I believe Collectors' Weekly a wonderful site. Unfortunately it does not provide for ethnic catagories other than Native American and Asian. Therefore, I have done my best to find somewhat appropriate catagories for the items in my collections. If the catagory in which you find this item seem inappropriate, I apologize (I hate the catch-all catagories).
This is a very vintage vessel from Persia. It is a soup tureen. It is the first Middle Eastern item which I have purchased. There were two at an auction and I could not resist the draw of their beauty. This is the better and the older of the two. It is a ceramic vessel with cobalt glaze. I do not know the nature of the ceramic except to say that it is not porcelain or stoneware. The metal work is absolutely beautiful, creating a most handsome vessel.