A glass Perfume Bottle. Syria, 7th-9th Century

free-blown in greenish-colourless glass, the funnel mouth with a rounded rim and hollow flange on an elongated ovoid body tapering to a knob-like base, the upper part decorated with two thick vertical pincered trails in contrasting bluish-green glass, while the four similar trails in alternating bluish-green and colourless glass on the lower body also form feet on which teh vessel stands. 9.2 cm. high. Estimate: £800 - 1,200. Unsold

Bonhams. Islamic & Indian Art, 2 Apr 2009. New Bond Street (Copyright © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved)