A Venetian vase or spitoon, c.1520, for the Turkish market?
Lot 4
A rare Venetian vase or spittoon, circa 1520
Sold for £10,625 (US$ 17,858) inc. premium
Lot Details
A rare Venetian vase or spittoon, circa 1520
Possibly made for the Turkish market, the trumpet shaped bowl set on an identical inverted spreading base, finely reeded in crystallo glass with deep blue trailed rings, two at the rim and two around the base, about 26cm high, 20cm diam at the rim


  • This shape in metalwork was popular with the Mughal market. A later Bidri silver inlaid spittoon of related shape was offered for sale in these rooms in an auction of Islamic & Indian Art on 2 April 2009, lot 235
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