Lot 124
  • 124

A silver-inlaid cast brass candlestick, Anatolia or Jazira, 13th century, with classical Armenian inscription dated 1077 in the Great Armenian era (1628 AD)

30,000 - 50,000 GBP
35,000 GBP
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bell-form with waisted sides, flattened shoulder and short cylindrical neck terminating in concave moulded socket, engraved and remnants of silver, the main field of decoration with three large roundels enclosing figures on horseback engaged in hunting and hawking activities, interspersed with smaller roundels showing paired figures, musicians and a figure seated cross-legged holding a cup, interstices filled with vegetal scrolls and narrow bands of calligraphy, the neck with birds of prey in medallion carouches with a broad inscriptive band between minor bands of chain pattern, the socket with an animated inscription and further cartouches enclosing key-fret pattern, the flat edge of the drip-pan engraved with a Classical Armenian inscription