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An old copper traditional Turkish bath house bowl with a hand etched floral and geometric pattern.

It measures 1.8 inches tall (4.5 cm) and 8'' wide (20 cm). Item weighs half a pound (260 gr).

The flowers of the pattern look like tulips and cornflowers. The motif is quite abstract when compared to typical Anatolian etching works. The bowl is considerably heavier than other public bath bowls I have seen in the past. Another feature I really like here is that the edges have been uniformly bumped inwards to enable a firm grip and avoid it to slip out of your hand.

This piece is heavily tarnished and discolored with a good deal of patina around the center. Etching and bowl making are traditional Ottoman-Anatolian crafts and this object combines the best of both. Time has added so many colors and shades to the etched pattern with green, yellow, red, brown merging. Each color is accenting a different spot on the etching. The bottom similarly shows discoloration with purple, green, burgundy and yellow mixing. The bowl is considerably scratched and slightly dented on the bottom. The pinkish grey spots around the edges could be remains of clear coating. There are no splits, tears, cracks or holes.

Unique bowl as a bathroom decor and quite functional to put in various bath accessories. This piece was bought from a historic public bath in the central Anatolian town of Amasya. In spite of a very small population, this lovely pre-historic town has four major Ottoman bath houses which remain (unlike the ones in Istanbul) truly traditional.

Please let me know if you have any questions or comments. I can upload photos from different angles if you like.

Check out the other copper items at my shop here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/cabinetocurios

I will gladly combine shipping. Returns are certainly accepted, please see shop policies for details.

I ship worldwide and accept payments through Paypal. I use registered mail for shipping and the barcode I purchase will provide basic tracking as well as delivery confirmation. Item will be shipped within one day of cleared payment.

It usually takes between 2-4 weeks for delivery to most locations. Generally post offices hold registered mail if the first delivery attempt is a failure. Mail pieces leave the country in 3-5 days so the speed mostly depends on the traffic at the receiving end. Most national shippers provide real time tracking at their websites once they accept the mail piece and I'll be glad to keep you updated about the tracking. I can research faster shipping options if you wish.

Thanks very much for reading!

Heavy vintage COPPER Turkish BATH house BOWL thick solid etched metal floral pattern etching Oriental rustic traditional arts and crafts

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  • Vintage item
  • Materials: copper, metal
  • Ships worldwide from Turkey
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