Fables & Gables

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mughalshit:

Vinaigrette

India, Mughal, 17th - 18th century

Rock crystal cover, enameled silver mounts

In case anyone is curious, the Encyclopedia Brittanica states that a vinaigrette is a small metal perfume container usually made of gold or silver and containing a pierced metal tray beneath which was placed a piece of sponge soaked in an aromatic substance such as vinegar combined with lavender.”

(Source: clevelandart.org, via just-asian-art)

Filed under Perfume Bottle India 17th Century 18th Century Household Goods