A rare and important repoussé Ottoman parcel-gilt silver Bowl
Balkans, circa 1550
of rounded form with raised central roundel, relief decoration with chased detailing, the centre depicting a stag being attacked by two dogs, a cypress tree to the side, the cavetto with a frieze depicting a Turk leading a caravan on a rope, followed by three gryphons, a deer, a stag, a hare, two hounds, an owl, a bear and a peacock, all within arched-shaped panels with groups of three and two circular motifs, all on a ring matted ground
15.5 cm. diam.; 142g.