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
Christie’s London, 23 November 1984, lot 567.