Rose Water Sprinkler

Object Name: 
Rose Water Sprinkler

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Object Name: 
Rose Water Sprinkler
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 27.5 cm; Body W: 11.1 cm, D: 15.3 cm
On Display
about 1730
Web Description: 
Rosewater sprinklers originated in Persia (Iran). Refreshing and cooling rosewater was traditionally sprinkled on guests as a sign of hospitality.
Steuben Glass, Inc., Source
Schreiber, Charlotte, Former Collection
Countess of Bessborough, Former Collection
Davis, Cecil, Former Collection
Primary Description: 
Rose Water Sprinkler. Bulbous body with long cylindrical neck with sheared, fire-polished rim; spreading slightly above collar, applied about 4.25 cm below rim, drawn [applied?] flat circular foot with pontil mark. Bright polychrome decoration on neck and below collar; two blue lines above collar. Borders above and below alternating quatrefoil motif and dotted diamond. On one side of body, in green, red, blue, yellow, and orange, festoon above loose bouquet of naturalistic flowers, with parrot perched in center; on other side, similar festoon and bouquet, with bird resembling finch in center; on ends, cluster of leaves and fruit above elaborate foliated blue scroll. Ormolu sprinkler cap.
The Art of Glass: Masterpieces from The Corning Museum of Glass
IBM Gallery 1989-12-12 through 1990-02-02
National Gallery of Art 1990-12-09 through 1991-04-14
Decorative and utilitarian works from the Corning Museum of Glass, surveying 35 centuries of glass-making technology and stylistic developments from ancient Egyptian, Roman, Islamic, and Asian cultures to contemporary American and European examples. The works were selected by Corning Museum staff members Dwight P. Lanmon, director and curator of European glass; David B. Whitehouse, curator of ancient and Islamic glass; Jane Shadel Spillman, curator of American glass; and Susanne K. Frantz, curator of 20th-century glass.
Steuben Glass Animals
Steuben Glass, Inc. 1988-11 through 1988-11
Mille Anni di Arte del Vetro a Venezia
Palazzo Ducale 1982-07-24 through 1982-10-24
Three Great Centuries of Venetian Glass
Corning Museum of Glass
The Techniques of Renaissance Venetian-Style Glassworking (2019) illustrated, Introduction fig. 11; BIB# 716365
Enamelling and Gilding on Glass (2013) illustrated, pp. 61-62; BIB# 142116
Confluente Est-Vest in Arta Sti'clei (2011-05) illustrated, p. 11; BIB# AI97782
Eighteenth-Century Venetian Enameled Lattimo and Iconographic Sources (2007) illustrated, p. 136, fig. 13;
A Celebration of Eighteenth-Century Venetian Art (1998) illustrated, p. 32, fig. 5;
The Corning Museum of Glass and the Finger Lakes Region (1993) illustrated, pp. 12-13, #19; BIB# 35681
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass (1992) illustrated, p. 48, #35; BIB# 35679
Masterpieces of Glass: A World History From The Corning Museum of Glass (1990) illustrated, pp. 160-161, pl. 72; BIB# 33819
Glass Animals: 3,500 Years of Artistry and Design (1988) illustrated, p. 75; BIB# 32200
Glass Animals: 3500 Years of Artistry (1988) illustrated, leaf 37 (back); BIB# 3398
Special Report: The Corning Glass Center (1985) p. 17; BIB# AI14226
Mille Anni di Arte del Vetro a Venezia (1982) p. 181;