Lot 173: Three Repoussé Silver Rosewater Sprinkler, India, 19th/20th C.
December 2, 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Silver (925 and tested), cast and chased
Smallest sprinkler hallmarked with fineness
Three rosewater bottles (Gulab-Pash) in various sizes with chains
Sprinkler on circular bases, above that the bulbous body, predominately with long slender neck, vaulted press-in lid
Exteriors decorated with lush floral, vegetal and ornamental motifs as well as with herons and exotic animals
Heights: from 20 cm to 36 cm
Total weight: c. 2000 g
Provenance: private property Northern Germany
Rosewater sprinklers were used in India since the time of the Mughal empire (1526-1857). At the court of the Moguls it was considered extremely fashionable to sprinkle guests with rose water upon their arrival.
The vessels are in good condition bearing usual signs of age and wear. Occasionally dents. The chain of a sprinkler is ripped. (nlu)
Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.