An Ottoman painted wood turban stand with tortoiseshell and ivory-inlaid case, Turkey, 18th century
the turban stand of domed cylindrical form on a pentagonal base, the lower section painted in red with gilt arabesques, the base with a single line of cursive calligraphy on each face in gilt on a green ground, the wooden case of octagonal form with a deep hinged door with gilt-copper mounts, the decoration composed of inlays of mother-of-pearl, tortoiseshell and ivory with panels of symmetrical floral designs alternating with interlocking geometric motifs, the interior lined with green cloth
stand: 26.5cm. height
case: 37.2cm. height
Couleurs d'Orient, Brussels, 2010.
Turkophilia, Paris, 2011.
Brussels 2010, p.10.
Paris 2011, p.11.