Lot n° 128
1000 - 1500
Aspersoir à eau de rose
Ottoman Empire, 19th century
Large silver "gülabdan" aspersorium, in two screwed parts, with embossed and chased decoration, consisting of a long neck chased with scrolls ending with a flower, and a bulbous body on a small pedestal, topped by a ring. The body is decorated with twelve medallions in the shape of an almond, alternately decorated with plant stems and Hebrew inscriptions on a background of floral motifs. Condition: wear and indentations.
The Hebrew text gives the "Blessing on perfumes" (miné Béssamim)
H. 37,5 cm ; D. 13 cm ; Weight : 620 gr.
This large "Judaica" rosewater sprinkler was used by the Sephardic Jewish communities of the Ottoman Empire, North Africa or the Middle East, during the rituals in the synagogues when the worshippers recited the "blessing on the perfumes" which is engraved on the six medallions of the body. Expert L.S.
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