Measuring 7" high, and approximately 4" at the widest point of the body, this ceramic jar dates to the 17th century of the Safavid Empire, which was located in what is now Iran.
The glaze is very heavy and is decorated with underglaze blue, and has areas of greenish tint, seen primarily at the shoulder and on the bottom. there are areas where brown pigments are visible in the glaze, also visible in photos. The blue decoration depicts arabesque forms with linear and foliate designs. The neck and lip are of bronze, with crisp incised designs featuring a profiled head in a circle, with floral and linear designs filling the background. Such metal adorned ceramic wares were not unusual for Safavid items, and were prevalent in the 17th century. In very good condition, with no chips, cracks, or losses; the bare sections of ceramic are stained very dark, as is visible on photos of the foot and bottom. Additional photos are always available on request.