Art/ Collection/ Art Object


19th century
Attributed to Iran
Glass, blue; dip-molded, blown, applied solid foot, applied decoration
H. 12 7/8 in.
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 462
Like most Qajar-period glass vessels, this sprinkler is monochromatic with an elegant profile. The surface of the rounded body is ornamented with eight, goffered applications of glass trails. This bulbous shape with a very high, narrow neck, was one of the most common forms in late-medieval Persian glass. The small tapered mouth was used to sprinkle fragrant water infused with rose petals and other perfumes.
Edward C. Moore (American, New York 1827–1891 New York), New York (until d. 1891; bequeathed to MMA)
Jenkins-Madina, Marilyn. "Islamic Glass: A Brief History." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin vol. 44, no. 2 (Fall 1986). p. 50, ill. fig. 57 (color).

Canby, Sheila R. "The Scented World : Incense Burners and Perfume Containers from Spain to Central Asia." Arts of Asia vol. 42 (2012). p. 121, ill. fig. 4 (color).

"Vanities Art of the Dressing Table." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin vol. 71, no. 2 (Fall 2013). no. 50, p. 38, ill. (color).

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