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Perfume Sprinkler

Object Name:
Perfume sprinkler
Date:
18th century
Geography:
Northern India
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Glass, colorless; mold blown, enameled and gilded
Dimensions:
H. 5 1/2 in. (14.0 cm) Diam. 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.194.1
Not on view
Perfume sprinklers such as these were filled with rosewater and sprinkled to scent a space during festive occasions. The lotus and other flowers in colorful enamel decoration reference the sweet smells found inside this elaborate bottle.
[ Saeed Motamed, Frankfurt, until 1975; sold to MMA]
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