Ceremonial Spittoon or Basin

late 1800s
Location: 116 Islamic
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The intense enamel colors form striking star and leaf patterns.


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.
Ceremonial Spittoon or Basin

Ceremonial Spittoon or Basin

late 1800s


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