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AN EARLY OTTOMAN BRASS CANDLESTICK
AN EARLY OTTOMAN BRASS CANDLESTICK
AN EARLY OTTOMAN BRASS CANDLESTICK
AN EARLY OTTOMAN BRASS CANDLESTICK
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AN EARLY OTTOMAN BRASS CANDLESTICK

TURKEY, SECOND HALF 15TH CENTURY

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AN EARLY OTTOMAN BRASS CANDLESTICK
TURKEY, SECOND HALF 15TH CENTURY
With tapering cylindrical body and overhanging flat shoulder supporting a banded tubular neck with mouth similarly formed to the body, the body finely engraved with a band of thuluth between pierced borders, a band of foliate arabesques around the foot, the shoulder and neck with continuous knotted designs, the mouth with a series of continuous lams
9in. (22.8cm.) high
Provenance
(By repute): By descent within a UK-based Greek merchant family until sold with their house contents in 1976.
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Lot Essay

For a description of early Ottoman candlesticks see the previous lot. However, in comparison to the previous lot, this candlestick is notable for its use of calligraphic decoration which is rare. The majority of known examples from the period employ plain decoration, such as those in the Aga Khan Museum (2017.2.1) and Los Angeles County Museum of Art (M.2002.1.12), and others, such as the previous lot, exhibit chiselled arabesques. Another early Ottoman candlestick with calligraphy was sold at Sotheby's 1 April 2009, lot 166.

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