Lot 115. A lavender-glazed pottery bottle, Persia, circa 17th century; 23cm. height. Estimate £5,000 - £7,000. © Sotheby's.
the lavender-glazed earthenware body with almond-shape protrusions, tall neck with slightly everted rim, old round collector's label 'no. 1719' to neck .
Note: The shape of this bottle vase is comparable to a Safavid glass model in the Khalili collection (S. Goldstein, The Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art: Glass, The Nour Foundation, Volume XV, 2005, p.299, no.320). It is said that it would have been used to collect a wife's tears while she waited for her husband to return from battle.
Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 24 oct. 2018, 10:30 AM