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Author Topic: What is a rush sprinkler? 17th-18th century glass  (Read 1884 times)

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Re: What is a rush sprinkler? 17th-18th century glass
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2008, 12:56:19 PM »
Really Frank? I didn't see a single advert at all - must be my settings. ;)

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Re: What is a rush sprinkler? 17th-18th century glass
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2008, 01:20:04 PM »
  Would you recommend any reading on Spanish glass history?

I don't think there is much, not even in Spanish.   I cannot even recommend the "Royal Glassworks" book. The "Manufactura Real" in La Granja was the maker of prestigious glass in the European styles - cut crystal, tableware, gilding, decorating etc.
For the rest there is some fine handmade glass in the Venetian style with lots of pinchered decorations. Chances are you will not find that in the wild, I don't think I've ever seen any outside a museum.

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Re: What is a rush sprinkler? 17th-18th century glass
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2008, 03:19:26 PM »
Any Spanish glass collectors out there? Feel free to answer in Spanish, we can always use online translators to read it.

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Re: What is a rush sprinkler? 17th-18th century glass
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2008, 07:21:58 PM »
Ivo said:
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... it has a name I cannot find right now - something like Ariballo or Aborratcho.
Yes, maybe "almorratxa" or "almorrata" according to Newman's Illustrated Dictionary of Glass. Also referenced in Ivo's book.

But Newman showed a picture of "almorratxa" that is rather different in structure, having a stemmed foot, body with draped rigaree-type decoration and with four "sprinkling spouts" rising from the shoulder of the body. The Kuttrolf of Germany seem to be closer to the source of the "entwined-tube" style like the one Frank shows.

The Spanish versions were apparently made in Catalonia in the 16th to 18th centuries.
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Re: What is a rush sprinkler? 17th-18th century glass
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2016, 12:03:40 PM »
I have read (from a 19th century text written by a Spaniard- sorry, on this occasion I don't want to add a source reference) that they were used in Spain(the ones with multi spouts) by the girls in the village, to sprinkle rose water during the festival of the patron saint of the area (referring to those made in Catalunia).

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