26 October 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 4,750
GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
A SIGNED AND MARKED OTTOMAN SILVER SCRIBE'S CASE, TURKEY, PERIOD OF MAHMUD I (1730-1754)
Of oblong form with bombe shaped inkwell, decorated to borders with incised parcel gilt florers, signed to stem Amel-i Mehmud and edge of lid, tugra mark to stem - 12 5/8in (32.4cm) long 600gr
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The makers mark appears in Garo Kurkman, Ottoman Silver Marks, Mathusalem Publications, Istanbul, 1996, p. 106 under "Muhammed"
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