6 October 2009,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 16,250
Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000
AN OTTOMAN GILT COPPER (TOMBAK) EWER AND BASIN
TURKEY, 18TH CENTURY
The ewer of tapering rounded form on flat foot, the waisted neck with central pronounced knop and s-shaped spout, scroll handle with hinge attaching separate domical lid with pine-cone finial, the body and lid engraved with foliate scrolling decoration, the basin of shallow form with everted rim, the shallow bowl with a series of vertical flutes, the cavetto similarly engraved with foliate scrolling design, the rim with a series of vertical bands, basin with a separate pierced inner cover with raised stand, the main panel with drop shaped motifs between the triangular cut sections, some fading of gilt
Ewer 12 3/8in. (31.3cm.); basin 11in. (28cm.) diam. (2)
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A very similar tombak ewer and basin, dated AH 1222/1807 AD, is in the Sadberk Hanim Müzesi (Fulya Bodur, Türk Maden Sanati, The Art of Turkish Metalworking, Istanbul, 1987, no. A.97, p. 131).
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