Gold-plated bronze replica of a holy water sprinkler, used to perfume churches with rose water during religious services. The original features repousse leaves and florals within network compartments. The maker’s mark on the base tells us that it was made in one of the famous 19th century workshops in Constantinople. The composition of the decoration harks back to earlier Islamic prototypes, while the floral motifs are influenced by the work of European silversmiths of the 19th century.
Post-Byzantine & Neo-Hellenic art
Height 22 cm
Pendant with the Virgin
Flask for Holy Oil
Lamp stand from Eastern Mediterranean