A peek into Glass and Ceramic Museum of Iran

August 11, 2017

A photo collection depicts interior and exterior views of the Glass and Ceramic Museum of Iran in downtown Tehran as well as some objects it puts on display for art lovers.

Also known as Abgineh Museum, it offers visitors a wide range of glasswork, brickwork, plasterwork, mirrorwork as well as inlaid artworks that date from the 2nd millennium BC to the modern day, all housed within an elegant Qajar-era edifice.

The two-story octagonal structure itself retains a lot of charm as seamlessly blends genuine Iranian architecture with the 19th-century European motifs.

It was originally constructed upon the orders of the 20th-century politician Ahmad Qavam better known as Qavam-ol-Saltaneh for his personal lodging.  It is situated a short walk northward of the National Museum of Iran on Si-e Tir St.

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