Silver Rosewater Sprinkler
Balkans or Middle East
height: approximately 12cm
This small but elegantly proportioned silver sprinkler has a gently-lobed spherical base, a wide foot, a flat-sided stem and a tiered nozzle. The spherical body has a central key-fret band and floral and foliage motifs engraved above and below.
Sprinklers were offered in Islamic homes to guests as they arrived so they could apply perfumed water to their hands to allow them to freshen after their journey. They were also used in wedding and other ceremonies.
Inventory no.: 704