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The Imperial Boats
Imperial Caique with Kiosk, 13 Pairs of Oars
Belonging to the reign of Sultan Abdülaziz (1861-1876), she was built in 1861 and used by the family (harem) of Sultan Abdülaziz. She is built with carvel planking and has beak-shaped bow. There is an eagle figure symbolizing power and glory on the bow.
Imperial Caique with Kiosk, 13 pairs of oars
Belonging to the reign of Abdülmecid (1839-1861) she is built with carvel planking and has clipper bow. Her clipper bow is decorated with war figures and the imperial coat-of-arms is placed on the kiosk. On the forecastle, there is an eagle figure with outstretched wings symbolizing the power and glory.
Imperial Caique with Kiosk, 13 pairs of oars
Belonging to the reign of Sultan Abdülmecid (1839-1861) built in 1861 was used by harem (family) of Sultan Abdülmecid and Sultan Abdülaziz (1861-1876). Her clipper bow form is decorated with floral and flower motifs, the imperial coat-of-arms is placed on the kiosk. She is built with carvel planking and has clipper bow form. The bow and stern are decorated in engraving and relief covered with golden leaves. The broadside is decorated with hand-drawn motifs in free style painting. There is an eagle figure symbolizing power and glory on the bow.
Imperial Caique with Kiosk, 13 pairs of oars
Belonging to the reign of Sultan Abdülaziz (1861-1876) she is built with carvel planking and has beak-shaped bow. The bow and stern are decorated in engraving and relief covered with golden leaves and hand-drawn branches continue on the board. There is an eagle figure holding a snake with its claws on the forecastle. The eagle symbolizing the power crushes the snake which symbolizes the evil.
Imperial Caique, 7 Pairs of Oars
Belonging to the reign of Sultan Mehmed Reşad V (1909-1918), she is built with carvel planking. She has fantail stern and straight bow. The broadside is adorned with floral patterns in relief inlaid with gold leaves and hand-drawn medallions with the star and crescent. The crescent applique on the bow is one of the characteristic features of Sultan Reşad caiques.
Imperial Caique, 5 Pairs of Oars
She belongs to the reign of Sultan Mehmed Reşad V (1909-1918). She was built in the Imperial Dockyard. She has straight bow and square stern. On the outer edging, there is a relief surrounded with two ropes upon which there are star and crescent motifs binding each other with wreaths of laurel. On the partition separating the place of the sultan from the place of the oarsmen, there is the tughra of Sultan Reşad.
Imperial Caique, 10 pairs of oars
Belonging to the reign of Sultan V. Mehmed (1909-1918) she is built with carvel planking. She has fantail stern and straight bow. On the broadside of the caique there are oysters in high relief inlaid with golden leaves. On the stern in the center of imperial escutcheon the tughra of the Sultan Reşad is placed.
Imperial Caique, 7 pairs of oars
Belonging to the reign of Sultan V. Mehmed (1909-1918) she is built with carvel planking. She has fantail stern and straight bow. Along the outer edging with ropes, a band of poppies is ornamented in high relief inlaid with golden leaves. On the stern imperial escutcheon and the tughra of the Sultan Reşad is placed. On the inner edging, there is an ornament with floral patterns and stylized oysters in Art Nouveau style. On the forecastle there is a pheasant figure symbolizing beauty and grace.
Imperial Caique, 10 Pairs of Oars
She belongs to the reign of Sultan Mehmed Reşad V (1909-1918). Sultan Reşad boarded on this caique when he went for girding ceremony at Eyüp in 1909. The caique is built with carvel planking. She has fantail stern and straight bow. The broadside is adorned with branches in high relief and inlaid with golden leaves surrounding the board. On the bow part, there is a bird figure holding a pearl in its beak and on the stern-board, the tughra of the Sultan Reşad is placed.
Imperial Caique, 7 Pairs of Oars
She belongs to the reign of Sultan Abdülmecit (1839-1861). She was used by the family (harem) of Sultan Abdülmecid. When Kaiser Wilhelm and his empress came to İstanbul in 1889, they disembarked from this caique to coast. She is built with carvel planking and has clipper bow form. The broadside is decorated with flower motifs in geometrical form like Seljuk style. The inner side is ornamented with marquetry technique. A silver pheasant symbolizing beauty and grace exists on bow.
Imperial Caique, 7 Pairs of Oars
Belonging to the 19th century, she was used in transportation of sultanate members and the royal family (harem). She is built with carvel planking and has clipper bow. The broadside is adorned with floral patterns inlaid with gold leaves, Rumi motifs and hand-drawn flowers in medallions in free style painting. When the collection was received, the bow and stern were two separate parts. They were put together after the restoration in 2008. The ornaments on the middle part were not completed in order to demonstrate the restoration area.
Imperial Caique, 7 pairs of oars
Sultan Abdülaziz dönemine (1861-1876) aittir. Armuz kaplama tekniği kullanılarak kemanebaş formunda inşa edilmiştir. Kayığın bordası, serbest fırça kalemişleri ile süslenmiştir. Baş kısmında, gücü simgeleyen bir kartal figürü bulunmaktadır.
7 Çifte Kürekli Saltanat Kayığı
Sultan Abdülmecid dönemine (1839-1861) aittir. Kayık, 1850-1851 yıllarında yapılmıştır. Sultan Vahdeddin (19018-1922) ve Halife Abdülmecid Efendi (1922-1924) de zaman zaman bu kayığı kullanmıştır.
Imperial Caique, 7 Pairs of Oars
Belonging to the 19th century, she is built with carvel planking and has beak-shaped bow form. The bow and stern are decorated with engraving and relief inlaid with golden leaves. The broadside is decorated with hand-drawn baroque patterns in free style painting. The pine cone figure on the forecastle symbolizes abundance and fruitfulness.