Ottoman Art, A Fine Ottoman Silver, Iron, White Metal and Coral Gun Powder Flask, 18th -19th Century.

Identification Number: 56


Of a Crescent shape, the flask’s body is sharply bent and hammered, the repousse silver is decorated with scroll patterns among parallel-serrated Ribbons.
The upper frame that holds the flask is attached to an articulated V shape white metal stopper with corals incrusted on the top.
The lower part of the flask frame is attached to three pierced fittings probably used for hanging decorative tassels or pendants.
The flask is provided with two stoppers decorated with applique silver dots and roundels, each is incrusted with polished coral at the centre.
European import punched marks can be found on both the flask’s body and also on the V shape white metal articulated Stopper.
For similar examples please see Islamic Weapons, Maghrib to Moghal, by Anthony C. Tirri, Figure No.97A, Page 142

Condition: Very Good
9 cms. Flask length