A Rare Süleymaniye Ware Enamelled Lidded Goblet or Pot and Cover, Ottoman Turkey, Istanbul, circa 1800.

Identification Number: 531


Of deep rounded form on a tall splayed foot-ring painted in the rococo style panels in polychrome enamel and gilt with a series of ogival cusped cartouches copying other similar European porcelain-ware.

The walls of the goblet are unusually painted with several harvest fruits and vegetables such as watermelons, peaches, pears, onions and radish also other typical floral decoration is used such as the carnations, pink roses and blue forget-me-nots with further gilt scrolls on a pink ground of pink fish-scale design complement the decoration of the goblet.

In this example, the separate domed lid is decorated inside out with bulbous blossoms of various flowers forming isolated foliage against a white background that emulates porcelain.

The lid is also fitted with an unusual gilt-copper (Tombac or Tombak) knob or finial in the form of a blossoming flower.



very good with no signs of damage or restoration.


The European Art Market


For other very high quality Ottoman Süleymaniye Ware & Lidded Cups, please see

Enamelled & Jewelled Objects from the Saderk Hanim Museum Collection by Hulya Bailgi & Idil Zanbak, ISBN 978-975-6959-95-4, Istanbul, 2015.

please see lots 017, 018, 019, 020, 021, 022, 023 & 024 illustrated on pages 98 – 107.

Also see, Four Centuries of Ottoman Taste, by E. Grunberg & E. M. Torn, Ottoman Bank, 1988. Lot No.59 catalogued on pages 59-60.

Sotheby’s London, Lot 169, A large Ottoman Suleymaniye-ware enamelled globular vase, Turkey, late 18th century, 25 October 2017.

Sotheby’s, 19th. of April 2007, Olympia.
Sotheby’s European Ceramics, Glass, Silver and Vertu, 19th. of April 2007, Olympia, Please see sold lot number 155.

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