A Fine Turkish Ottoman Sherbet Spoon

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’.

A Fine Turkish Ottoman Sherbet Spoon

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