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Francis Bedford (1815-94)

Works of Art Exhibited at Marlborough House, 1854: Indian Rosewater Bottle 1854

Albumen print | 14.0 x 9.53 cm (image) | RCIN 2800162

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Photograph of a rosewater sprinkler. The sprinkler is cast in several sections: body, neck and the rose at the top. The sprinkler is enamelled with a design of birds and flowers. The style is typical of enamellers working in Lucknow, India in the 19th century.

The sprinkler  depicted in the photograph is thought to be among a selection of Lucknow enamel works sent to the 1851 Great Exhibition.
  • Creator(s)

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    Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)

  • 14.0 x 9.53 cm (image)

  • 'Indian Rosewater Bottle'

  • Commissioned by Henry Cole. Later acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Greater London [England]
              • London [Greater London]
                • City of Westminster
                  • Marlborough House [London]
      • Asia
        • India
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Decorative techniques & surface decoration
        • Scalloped
        • Fluted