Antique Chinese Silver Rosewater Sprinkler

Date: Circa 1890

Country: China

Stock Number: 8513

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.

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