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A pair of enamelled glass mosque lamps made for the house of Boghos Nubar, Egypt, Cairo, Heliopolis, dated 1329 AH/1911 AD
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231
A pair of enamelled glass mosque lamps made for the house of Boghos Nubar, Egypt, Cairo, Heliopolis, dated 1329 AH/1911 AD
Estimate
15,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 17,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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A pair of enamelled glass mosque lamps made for the house of Boghos Nubar, Egypt, Cairo, Heliopolis, dated 1329 AH/1911 AD
each of characteristic form, opaque glass with six applied lug handles with traces of gilding, two wide inscriptive bands around the neck and body in blue enamel with red outlines and gold reverse visible to interior, lower section with three calligraphic roundels in red between roundels containing polychrome palmettes, with original metal suspension chains, each with hooks for attaching and decorative roundels, one with bulb socket and cord
Quantity: 2
lamps: 35cm. 
with suspension chains: 168cm.
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Provenance

Ex-collection Boghos Nubar Pasha (b. Alexandria, 1851; d. Paris, 1930).

Catalogue Note

inscriptions

"[...] from what was made for the house of Boghos Nubar in Heliopolis"

Qur'an, XXIV, 35

Boghos Nubar Pasha was the son of Nubar Pasha, three times prime minister of Egypt. Born in Alexandria, Boghos was educated both in Egypt and in France. As an engineer, he worked on the water supply in Cairo as well as the irrigation systems in Sudan. He was one of the founders of Heliopolis in 1905 ('the New Egypt'), a suburb outside of Cairo, along with the Belgian industrialist Baron Empain. These two mosque lamps were intended for his new home in Heliopolis. Chairman of the Armenian National Assembly, he participated at the Paris Peace Conference in France in 1919, and finally settled in Paris, where he died in 1930.  

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