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Lot 173: Three Repoussé Silver Rosewater Sprinkler, India, 19th/20th C.

672: Art & Antiques

by Auctionata Paddle8 AG

December 2, 2016

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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  • Three Repoussé Silver Rosewater Sprinkler, India, 19th/20th C.
  • Three Repoussé Silver Rosewater Sprinkler, India, 19th/20th C.
  • Three Repoussé Silver Rosewater Sprinkler, India, 19th/20th C.
  • Three Repoussé Silver Rosewater Sprinkler, India, 19th/20th C.
  • Three Repoussé Silver Rosewater Sprinkler, India, 19th/20th C.
  • Three Repoussé Silver Rosewater Sprinkler, India, 19th/20th C.
  • Three Repoussé Silver Rosewater Sprinkler, India, 19th/20th C.
   
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Description: Silver (925 and tested), cast and chased
India,19th/20th century
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.

Condition:

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.

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