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Silver-Gilt Rosewater Sprinkler

Unknownearly 17th century

Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum

Water-sprinkler executed in two interlocking sections forms by a globular body on a splayed foot with eight openwork floral panels and a log tapering neck with an openwork compressed globular collar at the base and the nozzle in the form of a floral bug. The body is decorated in repousse with reserved and engraved alternating palmettes and floral bouquets set against a punched-work ground. The neck is similarly decorated at the base with engraved palmette designs.

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