Inventory no.: 678

678. Indian Silver Rosewater Sprinkler

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Elaborate Silver Water Sprinkler

India

mid-19th century

height: 31cm

This sprinkler of repoussed, hammered sheet silver stands on a curved repoussed foot and has a fluted body that alternates between plain flutes and those decorated with floral and foliage motifs. The stem is in the form of two entwined elephant trunks rising to a large pierced head in the form of a flower bunch.

The work is Indian but shows clear Turkish or Ottoman influence.

The sprinkler is striking not only for its elaborate style but also its relatively large size.

Inventory no.: 678

SOLD