Antique Royal Egyptian Post Ottoman Islamic Silver Ewer Of His Majesty King Fuad I Of Egypt

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An important antique Islamic Royal Egyptian solid silver ewer in  Ottoman form of His Majesty King Fuad I of Egypt. Engraved on the center with the Royal Crown of Egypt within circular cartouche.

Many personal luxury objects belonging to the kings of Egypt, their majesty King Fuad I and King Fuad II, were applied with the Royal Crown of Egypt. The use of this symbol was strictly reserved for marking objects belonging to the king and forbidden to be used by anyone else other than the king.

There are several known personal objects belonging to the Egyptian kings of King Fuad I and King Fuad II bearing the crown of Egypt, that appeared for sale on the international art market.

List of the some of these objects belonging to His Majesty the King of Egypt Fuad I. Case bearing the Royal Crown of Egypt

1. King Farouk I Of Egypt Rectangular Stamp Ink Pad With Egyptian Crown

2. King Fuad I of Egypt (1868 - 1936), a deluxe golden traveler’s cutlery from the Royal yacht 18-carat yellow and rose gold and steel. G. Keller, Paris. Bearings the Royal Crown of Egypt

3.A very fine and rare silver and enamel Art Deco 8-day miniature ''hump-back'' desk timepiece with original box, made for King Fuad I of Egypt. Bearing the Royal Crown of Egypt

4. Breguet enamel desk clock. Bearing the Royal Crown of Egypt

5. A SILVER AND YELLOW GOLD OPEN-FACED KEYLESS WATCH NO 1906. Bearing the Royal Crown of Egypt

6.Breguet pocket watch was made especially for King Farouk and presented to him c. 1935

List of the some of these objects belonging to His Majesty the King of Egypt Fuad II. Case bearing the Royal Crown of Egypt

1.King Farouk of Egypt's Patek Philippe Watch (Royal Crown of Egypt engraved on the back of the case).

2. A parcel-gilt silver box bearing the crest of King Farouk of Egypt (r.1936-52), Keller, Paris, France for the Egyptian market, first half 20th century. bearing the Royal Crown of Egypt

3. KING FAROUK of EGYPT SILVER TRAY French, tray bearing the Royal Crown of Egypt.

A list of some of these objects:

DETAILS: A solid silver ewer of typical Ottoman form with domed hinged lid and urn finial, the elongated neck with wavy line rim above a squat pear form body, the spout of elegant curving swan neck form, with leaf and scroll handle. Engraved at the center with the Egyptian Royal Crown within circular cartouche amongst finely engraved palmette and floral motifs.

Base of the ewer is stamped with Egyptian assay silver hallmarks including a cat with Arabic writhing, number for standard silver purity (900-925 grade), and a Latin letter “A”. for the year 1925-1926. also, the urn shaped finial is stamped with Latin letter “A”. and Arabic assay office hallmarks. Also, the handle and the spout are stamped with small silver purity hallmarks.

The neck of the ewer is also stamped with two other silver hallmarks possibly Ottoman Tughra and the other smaller mark, however those hallmarks are deeply scored by some sharp tool, as though someone did this deliberately to remove the old regime Ottoman silver hallmarks, so they are not clear and very poorly visible.

Condition: The Ewer is in good condition considering it age, except for an old repair on the center of the lower part of the globular body.


Height: 31.5 cm (12.4 inches)

Width: Handle to spout: 22 cm (8.66 inches)

WEIGHT: 1.095 kg (2.414 lb.)

Fuad I (Arabic: Fu’ād al-Awwal, Turkish: I. Fuad or Ahmed Fuad Paşa).
(26 March 1868 – 28 April 1936).

He was the Sultan and later King of Egypt and Sudan, Sovereign of Nubia, Kordofan, and Darfur. The ninth ruler of Egypt and Sudan from the Muhammad Ali dynasty, he became Sultan of Egypt and Sudan in 1917, succeeding his elder brother Sultan Hussein Kamel. He substituted the title of King for Sultan when the United Kingdom recognized Egyptian independence in 1922. His name is sometimes spelled Fouad.

Item Details

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Antiques (approx100yrs)
first half 20th century
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Solid Silver