• Art of the Islamic and Indian  auction at Christies

    Sale 7751

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    6 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 201

    AN OTTOMAN GILT COPPER (TOMBAK) EWER AND BASIN

    TURKEY, 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    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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