Antique Chinese Silver Rosewater Sprinkler
Date: Circa 1890
A late 19th century Chinese export silver rose water sprinkler. The lower body and foot are finely chased with repousse...
A late 19th century Chinese export silver rose water sprinkler. The lower body and foot are finely chased with repousse floral decoration, and the tall slender top has a cast and applied bird with the little sprinkler holes. Weight 70 grams, 2.2 troy ounces. Height 16.5 cms. Stamped underneath with Chinese silver marks and makers mark MK.
Literature: These objects were used to welcome guests by sprinkling them with rosewater, as this is considered a sign of hospitality.
This silver sprinkler is in very good condition with no damage or restoration. The Chinese silver makers are very clear Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.
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