Antique Islamic Indian Silver Rosewater Sprinkler (Gulab Pash) India 19th c
Antique 19th century, Islamic Indian solid silver rose-water sprinkler (Gulab Pash), of typical Mughal form, rising from a circular base to a globular body decorated in finely repousse and chased foliate panels, and vacant shield cartouche, has a pronounced knop and elegantly tapered neck terminating to a flower head. The interior of the base is bearing the collection stock markings engraved with numbers 14582 year of acquisition 14 May 1882
MEASUREMENTS: Height: 24.5 cm (9 41⁄64 inches)
WEIGHT: 196.5 grams (6.93 oz)
CONDITION: In good condition considering its age but shows age and usage. One dent to the globular body on the right upper side of the vacant shield. No repairs or restorations.
In India, rosewater sprinklers or gulab pash have been used since the time of the Mughal Empire (1526-1857). They were fashionable in the Mughal court where they were used to sprinkle guests when they arrived.