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Ewer

Arts of the Islamic World

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)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
EXHIBITIONS
ACCESSION NUMBER 46.63.3
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. Frederic B. Pratt
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