Dating to the end of reign of Selim III (r.1789-1807) or the beginning of reign of Mahmud II (r. 1808-39), large container şerbetlik or bozalık, of elegant pear form, rising from a flaring foot to a domed lid, the body and lid finely engraved with spiralling bands alternatively decorated with leaf garlands, the lid topped with a flower bud, with fine s-shaped handle, the hinged thumbpiece a later restoration, gilding well preserved overall
Şerbetlik, Turkish and Islamic Art Museum, inv. 4220 (Tombak, Golden Grace, exhibition catalogue, Istanbul, 2018, p.26).
Şerbetlik, late 18th centur, Nezih Barut Collection (Tombak, Golden Grace, exhibition catalogue, Istanbul, 2018, p.24).
Ader Picard Tajan, Hotel Drouot, Paris, 8 and 9 November 1989, lot 381.
Sotheby’s, London, 27 October 2020, lot 491.
Photo: Matt Spour Photographer
38.5 cm. high
Louise Boulanger (1878–1950), French fashion designer, Paris