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An Ottoman silver and gilt-copper coffee pot, Turkey, second half 18th century
of slender baluster form with a curved spout and hinged domed cover surmounted by small red stone, the handle of s-shape form, richly decorated with engraved entiwined foliate motifs on a punched ground, palmette design to spout
19cm. height
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This richly decorated pot was most probably intended to serve coffee. Two almost identical pots are in the Benaki Museum, Athens and Victoria and Albert Museum, London (inv. no. 369-1897) respectively. The Benaki example is accompanied by a number of similarly designed small cups. It is noted that this so-called 'Baroque' style, which was influenced by European fashion, was particularly popular in the Ottoman world between the 1740s and 1820s (see http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O108563/coffee-pot-unknown/).

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