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Rare Pair of Colonial India, Sterling Silver, Winged Female Form, Rose-water Sprinklers. Lucknow, India. circa 1850. Height: 12.5 inches tall x 3.75 inches wide x 2.75 inches deep, combined weight: 28.75 Troy  ...
Rare Pair of Colonial India, Sterling Silver, Winged Female Form, Rose-water Sprinklers. Lucknow, India. circa 1850. Height: 12.5 inches tall x 3.75 inches wide x 2.75 inches deep, combined weight: 28.75 Troy  ...
Rare Pair of Colonial India, Sterling Silver, Winged Female Form, Rose-water Sprinklers. Lucknow, India. circa 1850. Height: 12.5 inches tall x 3.75 inches wide x 2.75 inches deep, combined weight: 28.75 Troy  ...
Rare Pair of Colonial India, Sterling Silver, Winged Female Form, Rose-water Sprinklers. Lucknow, India. circa 1850. Height: 12.5 inches tall x 3.75 inches wide x 2.75 inches deep, combined weight: 28.75 Troy  ...
Rare Pair of Colonial India, Sterling Silver, Winged Female Form, Rose-water Sprinklers. Lucknow, India. circa 1850. Height: 12.5 inches tall x 3.75 inches wide x 2.75 inches deep, combined weight: 28.75 Troy  ...
Rare Pair of Colonial India, Sterling Silver, Winged Female Form, Rose-water Sprinklers. Lucknow, India. circa 1850. Height: 12.5 inches tall x 3.75 inches wide x 2.75 inches deep, combined weight: 28.75 Troy  ...
Rare Pair of Colonial India, Sterling Silver, Winged Female Form, Rose-water Sprinklers. Lucknow, India. circa 1850. Height: 12.5 inches tall x 3.75 inches wide x 2.75 inches deep, combined weight: 28.75 Troy  ...
Rare Pair of Colonial India, Sterling Silver, Winged Female Form, Rose-water Sprinklers. Lucknow, India. circa 1850. Height: 12.5 inches tall x 3.75 inches wide x 2.75 inches deep, combined weight: 28.75 Troy  ...
Rare Pair of Colonial India, Sterling Silver, Winged Female Form, Rose-water Sprinklers. Lucknow, India. circa 1850. Height: 12.5 inches tall x 3.75 inches wide x 2.75 inches deep, combined weight: 28.75 Troy  ...
Rare Pair of Colonial India, Sterling Silver, Winged Female Form, Rose-water Sprinklers. Lucknow, India. circa 1850. Height: 12.5 inches tall x 3.75 inches wide x 2.75 inches deep, combined weight: 28.75 Troy  ...
Rare Pair of Colonial India, Sterling Silver, Winged Female Form, Rose-water Sprinklers. Lucknow, India. circa 1850. Height: 12.5 inches tall x 3.75 inches wide x 2.75 inches deep, combined weight: 28.75 Troy  ...
Rare Pair of Colonial India, Sterling Silver, Winged Female Form, Rose-water Sprinklers. Lucknow, India. circa 1850. Height: 12.5 inches tall x 3.75 inches wide x 2.75 inches deep, combined weight: 28.75 Troy Ounces The body of each of this pair of very unusual repousse and chased silver rose-water sprinklers is bracketed by two winged silver beings. The front and back faces have two large Lion heads which seem to come right out of the body of each sprinkler. The winged beings emerge from flowers and foliage on each side. Both sprinklers sit on lozenge-shaped feet with flower heads growing up and out of the base. The necks of the sprinklers are comprised of the heads of two elephants with entwined elongated trunks. At the top of the sprinkler, balanced on the tips of the elephants trunks is a large multi-flower-head formed bouquet that is pierced to emit droplets of scented water. The exceptional quality of the chase work provides outstanding details to the winged beings, lion faces, flower petals and even the underside of the elephant’s trunks. The European styling of the lion heads may have its origins in the presence in Lucknow of the Frenchman Claude Martin, an eighteenth century engineer-architect who had a profound influence on local architecture. Martin was particularly close to the ruling Nawabs. Such sprinklers were used in India at important ceremonies and weddings. They were also used to scent rooms and were offered to guests as they arrived at an important home so that they might freshen up after a dusty journey. Surviving examples of matched pairs of Indian sprinklers are relatively rare; usually the two become separated. The sprinklers are in fine condition, They sit flat and show some signs of age (small dimples and imbalances but nothing to deter from their beauty and value. The silver has developed a nice patina with age and use.
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