opaque, dusty and bubbly blue glass with some impurities, free-blown and tooled; gilt filigree mounts
18 x 8cm
The sprinkler has a long, gently tapering neck and a pyriform body that rests on a trailed-on foot. The underside retains a pontil mark. The bottle is set in gilt base-metal mounts, which form an armature around it. Some parts of the mount are of sheet metal decorated with wire filigree and pierced designs, while others – such as the interlace plaques on the body – are cast in openwork and attached to the rest of the mount by hinges.
S.M. Goldstein et al, Glass. From Sasanian Antecedents to European Imitations, The Nasser D Khalili Collection of Islamic Art, volume XV, London 2005, cat.319, p.298.