Lot n° 43
5000 - 7000
Result without fees
: 6 500EUR
VASQUE DE SERVICE A CAFÉ (SITIL) EN CUIVRE DORÉ (TOMBAK)
TURKEY, OTTOMAN ART, LATE 18th-19th CENTURY
Receptacle in the form of a large circular bowl with a flat base on a high pedestal and openwork rim, made of gilded copper (tombâq), with incised decoration of seven bunches of strawberries and flowers, and floral stems on the foot. Three foliated S-rings support three twisted suspension chains, held by a leaf-shaped attachment with eight petals and an articulated hook.
A GILT-COPPER TOMBAK BOWL (SITIL), OTTOMAN, TURKEY, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY.
Diameter: 22.2 cm; bowl height: 13.5 cm; total height: 69 cm.
A "sitil" is a bowl with which one carried a coffee pot under the Ottomans. See the exhibition catalogue Topkapi à Versailles. Trésors de la Cour ottomane, Musée national des châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon, 1999, cat. 110, p. 155, for a tombak sitil from the Turk ve Islam Museum in Istanbul very similar to the one shown here. See also Fulya Bodur, Türk Maden Sanati. The Art of Turkish Metalworking, Istanbul, 1987, cats. A.90 and A.91, pp.128-29, for two sitils and their coffee pot, one in silver and the other in tombak, in the Sadberk Hanim Museum, Istanbul.
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