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Lot 297: A RARE OPENWORK SILVER COOLING VESSEL (KARLIK), WITH THE TUGHRA OF ABDÜLHAMID II (R.1876-1909) AND GLASS INTERIOR, TURKEY, 19TH CENTURY |
19 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: the silver openwork body designed as split, entwined arabesques, in three sections, each with a 'sah' mark and tughra of Abdülhamid II (r.1876-1909), the straight spout with screwable lid and chain, surmounted by lid with floral finial, curved handle, containing a spherical glass vessel with compartments for snow and liquids
In good condition, some spots of black tarnishing on the silver body and to interior, the chain for the cover to spout broken, pieces which attach the two halves broken and missing, the glass section intact with some discoloration to rim of spout, as viewed.
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31.5cm. max. height