Blue Glass Rosewater sprinkler, French 19th century

$295.00 AUD

Blue Glass Rosewater sprinkler, the bulbous body and tall neck painted with gilt foliate patterns.
Probably French,

earlier 19th century

25.5cm

The custom of sprinkling guests with cool, scented rosewater originated in Iran. In the East, the practice was adopted by elites at Hindu and Muslim courts and, later, by wealthy Europeans in India.

 

Alternate title: Gulabpash or Gulabdani

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