Tiny Omani Honey and Laban pot

Honey and Laban pot
  • Description

 

Honey and Laban pot.  Brown and green glazed earthenware with double handles (may have had 4 tiny handles originally) . During the relatively wealthy period of Oman (1750-1850) Chinese provincial ginger-pots were used to store honey. See Chinese pottery in the Import section for several examples of ginger-pots purchased in Oman. Height 13 cm.

 Omani antique Pottery 

Arab name: "Ayanah"

Period: 1850-1950

Origin: Northern Oman: Bahla  / Nizwa area. Purchased in the Nizwa souq early 1980´s.

References:

  1. Craft heritage of Oman Neil Richardson & Maria Dorr Part two page 503 item 438 (modern pottery)