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Sprinkler

Date:
19th century
Geography:
Iran
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Glass, blue; dip-molded, blown, applied solid foot, applied decoration
Dimensions:
H. 12 7/8 in.
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1600
  • Description

    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.

  • Provenance

    Edward C. Moore, New York (until d. 1891; bequeathed to MMA)

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