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    Sale 7615

    Art of The Islamic And Indian Worlds

    7 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 447

    AN OTTOMAN GILT-COPPER (TOMBAK) COVERED BOWL

    TURKEY, LATE 18TH CENTURY

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    AN OTTOMAN GILT-COPPER (TOMBAK) COVERED BOWL
    TURKEY, LATE 18TH CENTURY
    Of deep rounded form on short foot, the double curved domed cover with flowerbud knop, the body engraved and chased with a band of bold floral swags suspended from three tied bows, the cover with a similar continuous band of decoration around the rim, both the bowl and cover also engraved with a dedicatory inscription, gilding very slightly rubbed but generally very well preserved
    9 1/8in. (23.2cm.) diam.


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    The inscription reads: Sahib Sufiye Khanum, sana 1202 (1785-6 AD)

    Similar tombak covered bowls are in the Topkapi palace. A shallower version carries the date of 1818 (Topkapi à Versailles, exhibition catalogue, Paris, 1999, no.105, p.153). The present bowl is unusually well made and retains its original gilding almost untouched.

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