Chinese 18th century Rosewater-sprinklers

Rosewater sprinklers
  • Description

Rare Chinese 18th century Rosewater-sprinklers for the Arab market. See the slide show for photo┬┤s of the pottery marks on the bottom.

 In Oman traditionally after coffee has been served rosewater is sprinkled over the hands and sometimes over the heads of guests. Rosewater is made by putting crushed rose-petals in water, which is then left for several days to allow evaporation to strengthen the solution. 

Name: Chinese 18th century porcelain rosewater-sprinklers (for the Islamic market)

Period: 1750-1800

Origin: Chinese

References:

  1. Period and Origin determined by a well known  German auction-house