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Trembleuse Cup; Saucer
Ceramic; Glaze
Syria, c. 18th century

This porcelain Trembleuse coffee cup and saucer are decorated with floral motifs. It is from the Kutaiak region, and probably made during the 18th century. John and Katharine Maltwood acquired it, but additional research is needed to clarify where and when.
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Ewer
Ceramic; Glaze
Iran (Persia), 14th century

Katharine and John Maltwood acquired this 14th century Persian ewer in London from Christies at the Fairfax-Murray Sale on December 18, 1917. The ewer has a fluted body with a cylindrical neck and short spount. The handle is connected to both the neck and the body of the ewer. It is decorated in lustre brown designs.
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Jar
Ceramic; Glaze
Iran (Persia), c. 1880

From the Qajar Dynasty of Iran, c. 1880, this jar is decorated with figures and floral patterns on all four sides. The female figure probably represents Shirin; the two males are probably Khusrau and Farhad. These three are the protagonists of Nizami's romance, Khusrau and Shirin, and often decorate Iranian pottery from the 14th century.

Furhter research might reveal how or when Katharine and John Maltwood acquired this piece.

Bibliography: Correspondence (document file)
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Saucer; Stand
Ceramic; Glaze
Iran (Persia), 17th century

Another of the Persian ceramics acquired by Katharine and John Maltwood, this saucer is decorated with a blue glaze over which is a black design emulating an Arabic inscription.
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Jar; Lid
Ceramic; Glaze
Holland, Early 20th century

One of a pair in a donation by Madame Blanche Berangere Steele in 1988, this delftware jar has eight sides and is decorated with blue floral designs on the white glazed ground.

From the Madame Blanche Berangere Steele Collection.
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Bowl; Stand
Lapis Lazuli; Wood
China, n.d.

This carved lapis lazuli bowl is carved with floral designs, handle-like clusters in relief, and three legs. It is from China, but of unknown date. It was part of the Duer Collection before John and Katharine Maltwood acquired it.
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Woman's Informal Coat
Silk; Dye
China, 19th century

Silk fabrics were used for trade from the first century before the Common Era. Silk was made by unwinding the cocoons of silk worms. The best silk came from worms fed mulberry leaves. Silk fabrics were woven in solid colours with raised designs or multi-coloured patterns. This Woman's Informal Coat dates from the Qing (Ch'ing) Dynasty, and is made of a purple textured silk with strips of embroidered trim on cream silk with blue binding.

Furhter research is needed to determine how or when the Maltwoods acquired this coat. Bibliography: The Maltwood Far Eastern Collection exhibition catalog, 1982.
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