240
240
An Ottoman jewelled silver-gilt box, Turkey, 19th century
Estimate
3,0005,000
JUMP TO LOT
240
An Ottoman jewelled silver-gilt box, Turkey, 19th century
Estimate
3,0005,000
JUMP TO LOT

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An Ottoman jewelled silver-gilt box, Turkey, 19th century
the exterior set with colourful stones against a ground of engraved foliate details and inscriptions, woven textile set on the base of the inside, hinged decorative clasps, with spurious date 1015 AH/1608-9 AD
5 by 10 by 7cm.
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Catalogue Note

inscriptions:

On the top, the bismillah; Qur’an, chapter I (al-fatihah), verse 1; ‘This is by the grace of my Lord’, and Qur’an, chapter LVI (al-waqi’ah), verse 80 (or Qur’an, chapter LXIX (al-haqah), verse 43.
Around the body: The shahadah; the names of God, the four Orthodox Caliphs and Fatimah.
Under the lock, the date ‘In 1015 (1606-07)’.

Arts of the Islamic World including Fine Rugs and Carpets

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