A MAMLUK SILVER-INLAID BRASS CANDLESTICK BASE, EGYPT OR SYRIA, 14TH CENTURY
with a wide band of ﬁne thuluth inscription between two roundels containing lotus palmettes and stylised ﬂowerheads, between ridged bands with feathery details, further foliate decoration around slightly ﬂared base
27.8cm. diam. base
Top and bottom missing, oxidisation to interior, areas of silver inlay still remaining, as viewed.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Christie’s London, 23 November 1984, lot 567.