The piece is quite heavy at about 900 grams (about two pounds). It is a little lighter than the other piece and I think it may be earlier in date. (but that is my instinct rather than an informed opinion).The decoration is hand painted which was then glazed over. The designs have Islamic influences and also reflect the cultures of the peoples who made them. I understand the designs can vary from area to area and village to village. I think the academic / museum term for these pieces is'stonepaste with polychrome decoration under a clear glaze'. The rim to this piece had no glaze applied.
As will be seen from the images this piece has wear and tear and some damages. It has a chip to the rim at about 12 o'clock (as one looks at the piece) of about one half of an inch.There are also some areas where. The glaze appears to not have taken well (see 3 o'clock in particular). Or it could be that the glaze in this area has been lost through age and wear. There are one or two other. Small chips and losses consistent with use and age. There are no markings to indicate where or by whom it was made as this is a relatively simple piece of antique'folk' art from a region of Persia, made by country craftspeople for country people to use in their everyday lives. It has great authenticity and charm. Please enquire of me in regard to specific destinations for cost and availability. Should there be any questions, or if further images are required, please do not hesitate to send me a question. The item "ANTIQUE PERSIAN HAND PAINTED CERAMIC BEEHIVE COVER SCARCE ISLAMIC FOLK ART (2/2)" is in sale since Monday, September 23, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Islamic/Middle Eastern". The seller is "rentabid" and is located in Littlehampton. This item can be shipped worldwide.