A pair of late 19th century Mughal Western India Gilt Bronze Rose Water Sprinklers with spherical body on tall flaring foot and long tapering stems, the rounded body with repoussé decoration with floral scrolls and with pierced open rose sprinkler head terminals. The sprinkler is cast in several sections: the neck unscrews from the body and the rose at the top unscrews from the neck. Vessels for scented water of this kind were originally used in India during the performance of religious rites. At the court of the Mughal dynasty, who ruled India from 1526 until the mid-19th century, they turned from ritual utensils into domestic objects.
Condition, some oxidation to the base of sprinkles, signs of age wear otherwise in very good condition. Size 11.8" tall x 3.3" W. Each sprinkler weigh approximately .650 gms.
Provenance: From a European private collection.
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