This rosewater sprinkler is interesting for many reasons. It's form is striking, with a very pronounced neck bend compared to other pieces. It is a pleasant amber colour and blown skillfully with thin glass similar to soffiati glass from Murano in the 1920s. It is interesting to note that the Persians started making glass in the 1600s when they learned the skill from an Italian glassmaker. Very little has changed since that period and the glass generally has a Renaissance esthetic. Murano glass collectors might find this fact interesting as Vittorio Zecchin's early-modern soffiati glass series was largely based on glass forms pictured in Renaissance paintings. To further bridge this piece with modern glass consider the design mantra "form follows function". This sprinkler's radically sinuous neck allows the perfumed rosewater to be shaken out into a room in an appropriately limited way. This piece was made around 1870. It is in excellent condition.
26cm H., 8cm D.
Persian Rosewater Sprinkler c. 1870
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