23 October 2007
AN OTTOMAN GILT COPPER TOMBAK EWER
OTTOMAN TURKEY, 18TH CENTURY
Of rounded form on short splayed foot, with waisted neck, S-shaped spout, scroll handle and domed cover attached by a chain to one of two applied loops on the shoulder, with repoussé floral decoration around the body and engraved foliate decoration around the upper neck and cover, slight damage to uppermost section of lid
12¾in. (32.4cm.) high
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