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Gilded ewer and basin with engraved floral decoration

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Ewer and basin sets for washing made of gilded copper were very popular in the late Ottoman era. The incised floral decoration reflects European influence, which was prevalent during this period. Both the ewer and the basin are inscribed "Its owner is Mehmet Mahmud, 1229 [A.H.]" Notes from the Glory and Prosperity exhibition, Feb - June 2002.
Department of Islamic & Later Indian Art [Joseph Soustiel Paris April 1976] sold; to Edwin Binney 3rd 1976 bequest; to Harvard University Art Museums 1985. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum The Edwin Binney 3rd Collection of Turkish Art at the Harvard Art Museums
Title: Gilded ewer and basin with engraved floral decoration
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Ewer and basin sets for washing made of gilded copper were very popular in the late Ottoman era.
The incised floral decoration reflects European influence, which was prevalent during this period.
Both the ewer and the basin are inscribed "Its owner is Mehmet Mahmud, 1229 [A.
H.
]" Notes from the Glory and Prosperity exhibition, Feb - June 2002.

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