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

TURKEY, FIRST HALF 16TH CENTURY WITH LATER ADDITIONS

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AN EARLY OTTOMAN ENGRAVED BRASS CANDLESTICK
TURKEY, FIRST HALF 16TH CENTURY WITH LATER ADDITIONS
With hipped and curved truncated conical base, cup-shaped shoulder and faceted tall columnar neck with cylindrical mouth, the body engraved with a band of powerfully drawn meandering arabesques, a pierced band of leaves above and below, the neck with a central pierced boss with engraved leaf-motifs, later engraved with inscriptions in various places, shoulder cracked, original decoration rubbed, over-polished
11¼in. (28.5cm.) high
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The later inscriptions contain talismanic and magic phrases.

An early Ottoman candlestick of very similar form but completely different patination was sold in these Rooms 29 April 2003, lot 157. Two further examples were sold at Sotheby's, 21 October 1993, lot 210 and 11 October 1990, lot 470. Please also see the note to the preceding lot.
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