Islamic Art :
AS Collection Consignment : Islamic Mold-Blown Olive Green Glass Perfume Sprinkler
Islamic Mold-Blown Olive Green Glass Perfume Sprinkler - GF.0084
Origin: Jericho, Israel
9" (22.9cm) high
x 3.5" (8.9cm) wide
Collection: Near Eastern
Additional Information: AS
Location: Great Britain
Centuries ago, during the golden age of Islam,
this graceful vessel was perhaps filled with the
perfume of jasmine or roses which scented the
halls of some noble home. That world has faded
like ancient flowers, yet in this lovely and delicate
souvenir we can still appreciate the opulence and
luxury of the age that created it.
Rosewater sprinkler, qumqum, mould-blown
glass, tooled and with applied decoration;
body, tall and tapering neck, resting on a raised
round base; the body has honeycomb decoration
and the lower part of the neck has a spiral trail.
Iran, 12th – 13th century.
Ht. 23.8; Top diam. 1.2cm; Base diam. 5cm.
Comparative material: Carboni, cat.nos. 68a-b,
inv.nos. LNS 93 KG and LNS 40 G, pp.240-241;
Israeli, nos.485-489, 359-360; Goldstein,
nos.252-23,pp.218-219, nos.265-266, pp.228-
230, nos.294-295, pp.255-256.
Prof. Geoffrey King