Safavid Copper Ewer

$ 3,629

1 in stock

Measurements :-

Height: 40.5 cm
Width: 30.5 cm
Depth: 10 cm
Diameter of Base: 14.5 cm
Diameter of body: 23 cm
Weight: 1.63 kg

Age: Likely 17th Century (Our Research indicates that Ewers of this Shape and design where made during the 17th Century)

  • Hand Crafted
  • Safavid Dynasty
  • Beautiful Design
  • Likely 17th Century

1 in stock


Safavid Copper Ewer

This shape of ewer is well attested in the early seventeenth century and was copied on ceramic wares in Safavid Iran: it finds its inspiration in Chinese wares with spouts in the shape of a mythical creature.

The décor features arabesques and tree-designs. This kind of ewers may have originally come from India during the late sixteenth and early seventeenth century and subsequently spread to Persia.

Rising from a trumpet foot to drop-shaped body with flat sides, with semicircular filler handle and curved spout with a stylised mouth, each of the sides with engraved central medallion containing a band of nasta’liq surrounded by interlocking medallions with animals (deer) and foliage (3 leave clover) , the perimeter of the sides and the edge of the foot with a band of cusps or 3 leave clovers, sides of the handle and spout with further interlocking patterns.

Condition of this unusual piece is excellent, with hardly any dents or wear. The patterns seem to have been stamped onto the copper rather than engraved and is a feature all over the piece. All seams are lead soldered.
Marked on the bottom in what could be Arabic numerals, it is not completely legible though.
A similar item was sold by Christie’s for GBP 32500 View Link

A similar item for sale by 1stdibs for $19769 View Link

This similar item is kept in the Louvre Museum View Link

Additional information

Weight1.63 kg
Dimensions40.5 x 30.5 x 10 cm
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Pair, Individual


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