Enamelled copper baluster vases - Kadjar, Iran, 19th century
This pair of enamelled copper, flared neck « baluster shaped » vases was made in Iran during the 19th century, (Kadjar dynasty).
They are decorated with vegetal, floral and animal patterns and also feature manuscripted cartouches. Created using a metalworking technique of repoussé copper, these baluster vases are adorned with enamel, affixed to the metal.
The arabesque lines drawn on these pieces are typical for Iranian handicraft of this period.
Patina of use, small lacks of enamel at some areas, one of the two vases is lightly pressed at body level.