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Silver-Gilt Rosewater Sprinkler

Asian Art

  • Place Made: India
  • DATES early 17th century
    DYNASTY Mughal
    PERIOD Mughal
    DIMENSIONS 11 5/8 x 3 1/4 in. (29.5 x 8.3 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Georgia and Michael de Havenon
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION 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
    IMAGE overall, 2001.5_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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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