Lot 152
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A LARGE MAMLUK SILVER AND NIELLO-INLAID BRASS CANDLESTICK, EGYPT, 14TH CENTURY

Estimate
40,000 - 60,000 GBP
Sold
50,000 GBP
bidding is closed

Description

the body hammered of truncated conical form with concave drip-pan and straight cylindrical neck with conical socket, incised and inlaid in silver and niello (vestiges) with a monumental thuluth inscription set against a ground of spiralling foliate scrolls between two large roundels containing birds and foliate scrolls, with raised ridged bands above and below, the well of the drip-pan and socket with a radial inscription, with modern wooden socket setting 
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