Arts of the Islamic World
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Small pouring vessels like this and the long-necked sprinkler nearby were used for dispensing rosewater and other perfumes, shared with guests at festive occasions. The slim, curvaceous spouts of the ewer and sprinkler forms were admired and adapted by nineteenth- and twentieth-century glassmakers in the West, most notably Tiffany.
Translucent deep blue glass; free blown, applied, and pinched; tooled on the pontil
Gift of Mrs. Frederic B. Pratt
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Ewer, 18th century. Translucent deep blue glass; free blown, applied, and pinched; tooled on the pontil, 6 1/2 x 3 11/16 in. (16.5 x 9.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Frederic B. Pratt, 46.63.3. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 46.63.3_side1_PS2.jpg)
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