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]
Jenkins-Madina, Marilyn. "Islamic Glass: A Brief History." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin vol. 44, no. 2 (Fall 1986). p. 48, ill. fig. 54 (color).