Lot n° 134
4000 - 6000
Result with fees
: 7 150EUR
Vasque d'un service à café (Sitil) en cuivre doré (tombak)
Turkey, Ottoman art, 19th century
Of spherical form, resting on a domed pedestal, the edge slightly flared. Engraved and incised decoration of vines and grapes, openwork foliage on the shoulder. Three volutes originally serving as a base for the suspension rings. Missing rings and chains of suspension. Some traces of burns, small dents and slight cracks.
H. 13 cm ; D. : 24.7 cm
Private collection, Paris.
Acquired in Paris in the early 1990s.
A "Sitil" is a basin in which a coffee pot was placed on charcoal to heat the coffee that was carried to serve the notables. For a similar vessel, see the exhibition catalog Topkapi à Versailles: Trésors de la Cour ottomane, Musée national des châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon, 1999, cat. 110, p. 155. For more information on "coffee ceremonies" see an article recently published on the website of the Pera Museum in Istanbul: Coffee in the Ottoman Empire, 30 September 2022.
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