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    Sale 7615

    Art of The Islamic And Indian Worlds

    7 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 397

    A SILVER PENCASE (DIVIT)

    SIGNED BY RESMI, OTTOMAN TURKEY, PERIOD OF MAHMUD II (1808-1839 AD)

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    A SILVER PENCASE (DIVIT)
    SIGNED BY RESMI, OTTOMAN TURKEY, PERIOD OF MAHMUD II (1808-1839 AD)
    The rectangular section pencase with rounded terminals, one hinged, each engraved with gilt scrolling floral panels, the slightly barrel-shaped truncated rectangular inkwell with hinged cover with small turning latch, the base and leading edges engraved with gilt scrolling floral designs, base and pencase both marked with the tughra of Mahmud II
    11in. (28cm.) long (8)


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    The signature found on this penbox is recorded on a penbox made in the reign of Sultan Mustafa IV (1808-9 AD). A similar but different mark of the same maker is recorded in the reign of Sultan Mahmud II, indicating that the present mark was probably an earlier mark which continued from the earlier reign into that of Sultan Mahmud II before it was replaced by the newer version (Garo Kürkman, Ottoman Silver Marks, Istanbul, 1996, p.108).

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