Ottoman-era copper ibrik, c.1900. Originally used to heat water, this ewer has a wonderful handcrafted form: It has a hand-beaten and patterned copper body, a brass strap-handle with an incised design and brass acorn lid finial. The handle is handle is fastened to the body with copper rivets and there is brass band near the base and also around the neck. Copper ibriks were made with rounded, rather than flat bottoms, and this one has incurred numerous dents through normal use. It is a fine decorative piece that comes in good antique condition. There is normal wear present, typically associated with utilitarian pieces.
Size: 16” high.