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Exhibitions and records of works of art

Prince Albert recognised the importance of photography to record and document notable exhibitions and works of art


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


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

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

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