Persian Ceremonial Sprinklers 200yrs

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Pre 1900: Item # 22752

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Persian Ceremonial Sprinklers. Silver on brass. Ca 1800. ostrich eggs heavily carved, one repaired - about half the silver on brass still exists. These are wildly decorative pieces-.probably contained rose water for libation or purification and were used ritually during Shiite celebrations--by the way they also rattle as you sprinkle--some might argue there is a musical component to these beautiful pieces--there is probably some liturgical reason that there is a pair-- good size-19 inches tall with 5 inch diameter--believed to be Qjar based on the decoration cut into the eggs