Antique Islamic Central Asian Bukhara Samarkand Copper Ewer 18th Century
Very rare, museum quality antique 18th century Islamic Central Asian Mā Warāʾ an-Nahr ما وراء النهر ,Bukhara-Samarkand (Post -Timurids, famous Central Asian Islamic Khanate of Bukhara 1500 A.D. -1785 A.D. Located in present-day Uzbekistan, was an important center of Islamic Art, Religion and Scholarship)
Copper lidded Teapot - Ewer, of rare early form with melon shaped with a fluted body curved spout, short neck rising to a hinged dome lid with bulbous finial, resting on a flaring trumpet foot with a curved handle in the form of a flower stem with a bud finial. Entirely engraved with a repeating pattern of interlace arabesque and floral motifs.
HEIGHT: 32.3 cm (12.72 inches)
CONDITION: Generally, in good considering its age to be over 200 years old. Showing age and usage, minor dents, some old soldering repairs, all consistent with age and use.
18th century central Asian ewers with melon shaped - fluted body are extremely rare, hardly ever seen in museum collections including Russian museums and rarely appear for sale. Most of the Central Asian Bukhara-Samarkand ewers which are for sale on the international market are an 19th century ewers with a flattened body.
An identical Bukhara copper ewer dated to the 18th century from the world-famous Henri Moser collection of central Asian Art in Charllotenfels, Museum Switzerland is published in the book “Bei Schah, Emir und Khan: Henri Moser Charlottenfels, 1844-1923” by Roger Nicholas Balsiger, Ernst J. Kläy. Publisher Meier (Page 124, No. 32, Verlag, 1992).
Another very similar ewer also from museum Collection dated to 18th century is published in the book Usbekistan. Erben der Seidenstrasse [Uzbekistan: Heirs to the Silk Road] 1995 by Johannes Kalter, Margareta Pavaloi, Islam Karimov (Page 321, Abb. 658).
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