Sprinkler (Almorratxa)

Object Name: 
Sprinkler (Almorratxa)

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Object Name: 
Sprinkler (Almorratxa)
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H (max): 24.7 cm, Diam (foot): 12.6 cm.
On Display
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.
Davis, Cecil, Source
Applewhaite-Abbot, Mrs., Former Collection
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.
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