Sprinkler with Pear-shaped Body

Object Name: 
Sprinkler with Pear-shaped Body

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Object Name: 
Sprinkler with Pear-shaped Body
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Overall H: 20.6 cm, Diam (max): 6.7 cm
Not on Display
Primary Description: 
Opaque white, with opaque yellow, light green, light blue, pink, orangy red, and black enamels, and gilding; Blown, applied, enameled, gilded, and threaded. The object is a sprinkler with a slender, pear-shaped body. The rim is plain, with a flat top and a rounded edge. The neck is cylindrical, wider at the bottom than at the top, and it merges with the wall. The lower part of the vessel was applied and consists of a shallow conical foot with a rounded edge. The underside of the foot is hollow and it has a circular pontil mark. At the top of the neck, the interior is threaded to receive a screw-in stopper. The sprinkler has abundant gilded and enameled decoration. The upper part of the neck is decorated with a band of four flowers on short stems, each of which has a pair of leaves at the bottom. The flowers have pink or red petals and the calyxes, stems and leaves are green with black outlines. Below these, on the lower neck, is a continuous horizontal band of pink flowerlike motifs, and an identical band adorns the top of the foot. Between these bands, occupying most of the wall, are two bunches of flowers, each with a large pink rose at the center surrounded by sprays of forget-me-not and flowers resembling daisies. The roses are pink, the forget-me-not flowers have blue petals and yellow centers, and the daisies have red petals and yellow centers. The stems and leaves are green with black outlines. Between the bunches of flowers are single red flowers on leafy stems and small gilded stems with leaves. The lower part of the foot is decorated with four pink or red flowers on stems with leaves, similar to the flowers on the neck. The underside of the foot has a smudged and indecipherable mark in red enamel.
Glass of the Sultans
Benaki Museum
Corning Museum of Glass
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Glass of the Sultans (2001) illustrated, p. 295, #150; BIB# 68105