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Scent bottle

Scent bottle

  • Place of origin:

    Turkey (made)

  • Date:

    1600-1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Glass, coloured, with gilt mounts

  • Museum number:

    2108-1855

  • Gallery location:

    Islamic Middle East, Room 42, The Jameel Gallery, case 8E

This narrow-necked bottle was used to sprinkle rose water or other scented liquids onto the hands of guests. We know very little about Ottoman glass production before 1800. This is a rare example that survives complete.

Physical description

Bottle in opaque coloured glass with gilt mounts.

Place of Origin

Turkey (made)

Date

1600-1800 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Glass, coloured, with gilt mounts

Dimensions

Height: 19.5 cm, Diameter: 8 cm

Descriptive line

Glass sprinkler with gilt mounts, Turkey, 1600-1800.

Labels and date

Jameel Gallery

Glass Sprinkler
Turkey
1600-1800

This narrow-necked bottle was used to sprinkle rose water or other scented liquids on to the hands of guests. Very little is known about Ottoman glass production before 1800, and this is a rare example that survives complete.

Opaque coloured glass with gilded mounts

Museum no. 2108-1855 [Jameel Gallery]

Production Note

Same workshop as 1537-1876

Materials

Glass; Metal

Techniques

Gilding; Mounting

Categories

Glass; Containers

Collection

Middle East Section

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