Sprinkler (Almorratxa)

Object Name: 
Sprinkler (Almorratxa)

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Object Name: 
Sprinkler (Almorratxa)
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
53.3.41
Dimensions: 
Overall H (max): 24.7 cm, Diam (foot): 12.6 cm.
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1700-1800
Web Description: 
In a very original way of its own, this bottle continues a Muslim tradition of vessels for spraying scented rose water. The bottle was filled through its central opening, which was then corked, while the four upright spouts served as sprinklers.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Davis, Cecil, Source
1953
Applewhaite-Abbot, Mrs., Former Collection
Color: 
Technique: 
Material: 
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass with greyish tinge, bubbles and seeds; opaque white lattimo glass; blown, vetro a fili, applied. Funnel-shaped body, lower end constricted to form a hollow knop as base; rounded shoulder and narrow, waisted neck; rim perhaps trimmed with shears, and fire-polished. Tall, baluster-shaped pedestal foot, plain and undecorated, with outfolded edge and large, rough pontil mark. Body is decorated with spiral vetro a fili; on the widening of its base, applied and cast-off vermicular collar; on funnel portion, eight applied, thin brackets, C-shaped alternating with M-shaped (i.e., applied to body on both ends and in the middle); on shoulder, four spouts pulled up vertically, alternating with applied and pincered crests. Constrictions of filigrana-decorated body with intensive red residue from tooling.
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2004-05-13 through 2004-10-17
New Insights into 17th and 18th century Glass from Portugal: Study and Preservation (2016) illustrated, p. 40 (fig. 2.13, a);
Beyond Venice: Glass in Venetian Style, 1500-1750 (2004) illustrated, p. 139, no. 13; BIB# 79761
Fantasy of Glass = Genso no garasu (1997) p. 48; BIB# 40979
Treasures in Glass (1966) illustrated, pp. 46, 48, #78; BIB# 28036