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Ewer

Arts of the Islamic World

On View: Great Hall, Southwest, 1st floor
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.
MEDIUM Translucent deep blue glass; free blown, applied, and pinched; tooled on the pontil
DATES 18th century
DYNASTY Qajar
PERIOD Qajar Period
DIMENSIONS 6 1/2 x 3 11/16 in. (16.5 x 9.3 cm)  (show scale)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Great Hall, Southwest, 1st floor
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ACCESSION NUMBER 46.63.3
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. Frederic B. Pratt
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION 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)
IMAGE side, 46.63.3_side1_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2009
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