Silver-Gilt Rosewater Sprinkler
early 17th century
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Gift of Georgia and Michael de Havenon
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Silver-Gilt Rosewater Sprinkler, early 17th century. Silver, 11 5/8 x 3 1/4 in. (29.5 x 8.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Georgia and Michael de Havenon, 2001.5. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2001.5_SL1.jpg)
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Water-sprinkler executed in two interlocking sections forms by a globular body on a splayed foot with eight openwork floral panels and a log tapering neck with an openwork compressed globular collar at the base and the nozzle in the form of a floral bug. The body is decorated in repousse with reserved and engraved alternating palmettes and floral bouquets set against a punched-work ground. The neck is similarly decorated at the base with engraved palmette designs.
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