11th Century Fatimid Rock Crystal Ewer. -- The pitcher was hand-carved from a single block of flawless rock crystal, by artisans during the Islamic Fatimid (909-1171) period. Great skill was required to carve the delicate decoration. The Treasure of Caliph Mostansir-Billah at Cairo, which was destroyed in 1062, contained 1800 rock crystal vessels, today only 7 are known to survive & are considered the rarest of all Islamic art objects. #rock_crystal #quartz #Islamic_art #ewer
Victorian Silver Mounted Amethyst Coloured Glass Claret Jug - London, England c. 1838 - Reily & Storer
Elkington & Co. Silver Plate and Cut Glass Claret Ewer, England, ca. 1874
CHAPTER 8 (fig. 135, p. 253): Rock crystal ewer made for the Fatimid caliph al-Aziz. Time: 975. Location: Venice. Material: rock crystal. Significance: One of the few Fatimid court objects to survive. The pear-shaped body is decorated with a motif flanked by seated leopards carved into it with an inscription above that invokes blessing on the Fatimid caliph al-Aziz.
Ewer in rock crystal from an unknown Fatimid craftsmen made in Cairo between 909 to 1171 A.D (V&A London)
Tesoro dei Medici, Rock Crystal and Gold
A CHARLES EDWARDS AND STEVENS AND WILLIAMS VICTORIAN SILVER AND ENGRAVED GLASS CLARET JUG . Charles Edwards, London, England, Circa 1891-1892.
Rock crystal ewer, Cairo c.1000.
Double-shelled ewer, early 13th century, Iran
An enamel, silver-gilt, and gem-set rock crystal ewer, probably Vienna, Circa 1880-90