Scent Bottle

1600-1800 (made)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Islamic Middle East, Room 42, The Jameel Gallery
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Glass, coloured, with gilt mounts
Brief Description
Glass sprinkler with gilt mounts, Turkey, 1600-1800.
Physical Description
Bottle in opaque coloured glass with gilt mounts.
Dimensions
  • Height: 19.5cm
  • Diameter: 8cm
Style
Gallery Label
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
Same workshop as 1537-1876
Summary
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.
Associated Object
Collection
Accession Number
2108-1855

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record createdDecember 13, 1997
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