A Fine Turkish Ottoman Sherbet Spoon

A Fine Turkish Ottoman Sherbet Spoon

1800 to 1900 Turkish

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A Fine Turkish Ottoman Sherbet Spoon
Carved from walrus ivory with a gilt metal mounted red coral sprig finial
Early 19th Century

Size: 19.5 cm long – 7¾ ins long
The women of the harem in the Topkapi palace of Istanbul would use these elaborate spoons for eating sherbet or compotes of dried fruit known as ‘hosaf’.
Dimensions
Height 19.50 cm (7.68 inches)
Medium
walrus ivory with a gilt metal mounted red coral
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