Nov 18, 2010
Nov 18, 2010
Nov 18, 2010
Nov 18, 2010
Nov 18, 2010
Nov 18, 2010
Nov 18, 2010

Ceremonial Spittoon or Basin

Ceremonial Spittoon or Basin

late 1800s

Glass with enameled and gilded decoration

Diameter: 31.8 cm (12 1/2 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1944.235

Location

Exhibition

Art of the Islamic World (Islamic art rotation)

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The intense enamel colors form striking star and leaf patterns.

Description

This basin, as with the mosque lamp CMA 1981.10, is representative of reproductions of Mamluk glass that were prominent in the late 1800s in Europe during a period of resurgence of interest in Islamic art. At this time, collectors and artists revived the techniques of enameling and gilding that are hallmarks of Mamluk glass.

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