A PARCEL GILT REPOUSSÉ WHITE METAL EWER

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A PARCEL GILT REPOUSSÉ WHITE METAL EWER
OTTOMAN, PROBABLY EASTERN EUROPEAN, 18TH CENTURY

The body rising and swelling from the foot to a vertical mouth with everted lip, the spout applied along the body until the everted dragon-head mouth, simple handle with scrolling terminals, the hinged onion-dome cover with multiple ball knop, the body worked in repoussé with oval cartouches containing stylised floral sprays, part washed in gold and silver, below a band of similar ribs, a band of engraved and pounced part gilt scrolling leafy vine around the mouth, the handle with bold leaf-motifs at the base, the cover with similar plant forms almost forming a strapwork interlace
7in. (17.9cm.) high

Lot Essay

A larger ewer and basin of similar workmanship was offered in these Rooms 24 April 1990, lot 364

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