A silver repousse ottoman bowl Ottoman 16th century
Lot 135
An Ottoman repoussé silver Bowl Balkans, circa 1550
£6,000 - 8,000
US$ 9,700 - 13,000

Lot Details
An Ottoman repoussé silver Bowl
Balkans, circa 1550
of rounded form with raised central roundel, decorated in repoussé, the central roundel with a winged quadruped surrounded by a band of cartouches formed by confronting arcades, the cartouches containing eagles and various quadrupeds surrounded by circular motifs, the spandrels with a repeat pattern of smaller circles
14 cm. diam.; 107g.

Footnotes

  • This lot belongs to a group of silver bowls depicting animals, produced in the Balkans under Ottoman rule, that were to inspire a whole genre of Iznik ceramics. The background to the animal design tradition of Ottoman production of metal and ceramic dates back to luxury 14th and 15th Century silver-gilt vessels made with metal from the mines of Serbia, Bosnia and Ragusa (modern-day Dubrovnik), the principal maritime trade centre in the region, and one or two other towns on the Adriatic coast.

    Elements of this bowl can be paralled on two other bowls sold through these rooms (Bonhams, Islamic and Indian Art, 19th April 2007, lot 153; and 6th October 2008, lot 180). Parallels can also be seen on a group of bowls attributed to the 16th Century in the Hungarian National Museum, Budapest, excavated in the Southern part of Hungary, near the Serbian border (Suleyman The Magnificent and His Age, exhibition catalogue, Budapest, 7th September 1994 – 8th January 1995, nos. 68-74).

    For a comprehensive discussion of the subject and examples, see the seminal paper on the subject by Marian Wenzel, "Early Ottoman Silver and Iznik Pottery Design" in Apollo, September 1989, pp. 159-65.
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Wine, Coins & Medals and Motor Cars and Motorcycles:

Buyer's Premium Rates
25% on the first £50,000 of the Hammer Price
20% from £50,001 to £1,000,000 the Hammer Price
12% from £1,000,001 of the Hammer Price

VAT at the current rate of 20% will be added to the Buyer's Premium and charges excluding Artists Resale Right.

Payment Notices

Payment in advance: by cash, check with banker's card, credit card, bank draft or traveler's cheque.

Payment at collection: by credit or debit card.

Credit card charges: a surcharge of 2% is applicable when using Mastercard, Visa and overseas debit cards.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Contacts
  1. Matthew Thomas
    Specialist - Islamic and Indian Art
    Bonhams
    Work
    101 New Bond Street
    London, United Kingdom W1S 1SR
    Work +44 20 7468 8270
    FaxFax: +44 20 7468 8283
Similar Items