Antique 19th century Turkish Ottoman Gilt Copper Alloy Tombac Islamic Basin

$3,500.00
Quantity available: 1

An impressive antique 19th century Turkish Ottoman hand hammered, gilt copper alloy (Tombac) Islamic ablution basin with cover. Basin with bulbous body and large flaring rim finely hand embossed and chiseled in relief with three bunches of grapes on a vine which also issues scalloped leaves with scrolling tendrils, and three cartouches with cusped concave rim embellished with flowers.

The cover (filter) is also decorated with three bunches of grapes on a vine which also issues scalloped leaves with scrolling tendrils, and three cartouches with cusped concave rim embellished with flowers pierced with draining-holes and rising to a central soap-tray in the form of the flower head .

REFERENCES: Similar in form basin is published in the book: Tombac: Golden grace = Tombak: Altindan suzulen zarafet. Edited by Derya Onder. Page:137. No.57

MEASUREMENTS:

Diameter: 38.5 cm (15.16 inches)

High: 11 cm (4.33 inches)

Weight: 860 grams

Condition: In good condition, showing the age and usage, no repairs or restorations, minor dents gilding partially worn.

Item Details

Reference #:
IS559
Quantity
1
Category
Art
SubCategory
Department
Antiques (approx100yrs)
Year
19th century
Dimensions
(Width x Height X Depth)
x x
Weight
Unknown
Condition
Good
Material
Gilt Copper Tombak