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A Tughra of Abdulfettah Efendi, Turkey, Ottoman, 19th century
Estimate
4,0006,000
JUMP TO LOT
67
A Tughra of Abdulfettah Efendi, Turkey, Ottoman, 19th century
Estimate
4,0006,000
JUMP TO LOT

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A Tughra of Abdulfettah Efendi, Turkey, Ottoman, 19th century
watercolour on paper, highlighted in gold, framed
panel: 29 by 36cm.
framed: 49.5 by 57cm.
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Catalogue Note

Abdulfettah Efendi (d.1896 AD) originally came from Chios, in today's Greece and moved to Istanbul as a slave working for the household Serasker Husrev Pasa. He worked for three sultans: Abdulmecid (r.1839-61), Abdulaziz (r.1861-76) and Abdulhamid II (r.1876-1909), not only as a calligrapher but also as a Head Engraver at the Imperial Mint. He designed inscriptions for several buildings, including the Beylerbeyi Palace, the Imperial Gate at thebTopkapi Palace, and the mausoleum of Sultan Mehmed II. Another tughra by him is now in the collection of Abdul Rahman al-Owais (Derman 2009, p.172-3).

Arts of the Islamic World including Fine Rugs and Carpets

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